The Malibu is Chevy's entrant in the mid-size sedan segment, and is designed for comfort, reliability, and fuel economy.
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The bowtie badge sits on the grille crossbar, part of the current Chevy design language.
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The Malibu comfortably seats five, with good headroom front and rear.
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Stabilizer bars integrated with the suspension help handling.
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Chevy has not stretched to the latest lighting technologies, such as cornering or LEDs, with the Malibu.
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These blocky tail lights are another piece out of the current Chevy design book.
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At 16.3 cubic feet, the trunk volume is immense.
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Leather seats come courtesy of a $1,000 package.
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At 36.8 inches, rear seat legroom felt ample.
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The curving dashboard is a nice design touch.
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The electric power steering is near perfectly tuned.
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The instrument cluster display only shows vehicle information, and is lacking any infotainment screens.
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The six-speed shifter includes a rocker on top for manual gear selection.
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An additional $795 gets the 7-inch touch screen showing the MyLink interface and navigation.
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MyLink uses an icon-based paradigm for functions, similar to smartphones.
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Owners can customize the MyLink display, putting favorite icons up front.
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The map displays in plan and perspective views.
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With a USB drive or cabled iOS device, the interface shows a complete music library.
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Weather and fuel prices, courtesy of satellite radio.
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A Pioneer audio upgrade adds big woofers to the rear deck.
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