The 2016 Chevrolet Malibu proves the brand can once again build a competitive midsize car with amenities, quality engineering and (subjectively) good looks.
Cars.com recently rounded up nine midsizers for a battle of the appliances. The midsize sedan has long been the workhorse of families. It needs to run, run well and run for a long time. Even though crossovers continue to suck up midsize sedan sales, the market is still quite robust.
Out of the nine contenders, General Motors scored a third place win, and a most-improved award. The 2016 Chevrolet Malibu impressed with loads of connectivity and safety equipment at the desired price point for the comparison. Judges found it to be quiet, quick and responsive, too.
However, some quirks remained, keeping it away from a first or second place finish. Most of the named quirks are once again subjective, but such is the business of reviewing vehicles.
Still, third out of nine vehicles isn’t too shabby, Chevy. Especially considering it beat a few staples in the segment.