We’ve used this opening line before, but it suits yet another report: shuffle the awards shelf, General Motors, because the bowtie brand just snagged another one.
The publication bestowed the honors on Chevrolet’s all-new midsize sedan, and came to the following conclusion:
The 2016 Chevrolet Malibu puts General Motors’ biggest brand back at the forefront of the challenging and competitive market for midsize sedans.
That’s something we can echo, as we discovered much of the same in our first drive impressions of the 2016 Malibu.
The publication also noted bountiful legroom, a major sore spot for the previous generation Malibu, and three powertrain configurations court different target markets, including a 1.5-liter turbo-four, 2.0-liter turbo-four and a Malibu first, a true gasoline-electric hybrid.
Finally, aggressive pricing was seen as sweet deal, too. With the publication stating, “Prices complete the picture of an outstanding car that should reestablish Chevrolet with family buyers and challenge longtime leaders like the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord.”