The 2016 Chevrolet Malibu is a far, far better car than the outgoing model. The previous generation Malibu reeked of Old GM and Chapter 11 bankruptcy. It was evident the car was rushed through during tough times at the automaker.
However, with the new Malibu, that has changed. Totally. Chevrolet needed to prove it was able to build a midsize car again, and it has, even recapturing some of the love found two generations ago. The Fast Lane Car decided to pin the latest Malibu against the previous generation to see how far the midsize sedan has come.
And, guess what? It’s better in every place it counts. Styling is subjective, but we’d hands down say the 2016 Malibu is better looking vehicle. With a sleek profile, longer wheelbase and sloping roofline, the old Malibu looks like the prized possession of rental car lots.
The backseat is larger, the powertrain is smoother, faster and gets better fuel economy. What’s not to love?
Chevrolet will sell the outgoing Malibu alongside the new vehicle for a period of time as the Malibu Limited, mostly to rental car lots. But, we’d persuade you to walk past it and climb into an all around better car.