As a midsize sedan, though, the volume model is less than convincing. I appreciate that the ceiling lights are not confusing, as in there are only two and they go on and off easily. My sales person Nick was very responsive and not pushy at all. The Malibu also beat the group around the figure-eight course, in 26. I never have to touch the control for that.
Around one of our favorite driving roads in Southern California, we stuck with second gear via that manual mode, which really woke up the car and, to the transmission's credit, didn't automatically upshift at higher rpms. Just as we found with the 2014 Malibu 2. Were we shopping for a midsize sedan, these crucial details would keep the Malibu off our list. The inventory on the lot was clean and organized. Instead of a manual gate or steering wheel-mounted paddles, in the Malibu Turbo, the driver knocks the gear stalk into M and then selects the desired gear. While we still can't figure out the design purpose of the horizontal strakes just above the glove box, the blue ambient lighting is a nice touch.
Rolling the dice on machanical issues The only reason I am driving this vehicle is it's a company car. It's quicker than a couple turbo-four-powered midsizers, but behind a pair of six-cylinder four-doors. I love the silver color. At wide-open throttle from a stop, on the right surface, you can even burn a little rubber. I have a primary vehicle and I was shopping for a second vehicle, but I was not inclined to give them my business based on my experience with James so I did not proceed any further with the purchase. Ultimately, the two things we want from the Malibu aren't going to be meaningfully addressed this model year or the next.
My mom is 5 eleven and my brother is 6 3. Made sure the vehicle was safe to drive. In some previous cars I left the light on mistakenly. That review covered the Malibu with the 2. I can see the traffic all around me. Seamless engine stop-start technology is standard on that Malibu but not offered on the performance-oriented turbocharged model.
Unlike in the Malibu, you won't find a sizable drivetrain hump in a , and the Accord has plenty more rear-seat legroom. If the Malibu's comparative deficiency in interior space isn't of concern, you might like the car's two cellphone stands, or the cool storage area hidden behind the fold-up center-stack touchscreen. If you're frequently making the most of the Malibu Turbo's 2. While the six-speed automatic often searches for the highest gear to increase fuel economy like others in this class , the slightly awkward manual controls on the top of the gear stalk are much appreciated. The 2015 Malibu Turbo's interior is the car's major competitive drawback. There are far better options out there. The General Manager Will was great to work with and provided a very fair deal; however, after leaving and then calling back later speaking to James not sure what his role is he was not willing to honor that deal and came off a bit brash and condescending.
From 0-60 mph, the 2015 Malibu Turbo is a mid-pack performer. Its not huge but its bigger than my 99 Honda Accord I was driving. . In the real world, the Malibu Turbo does provide some road feel, but there is pronounced tire noise at highway speeds. Kinda hard to slow down after gaining speed, but then again I drive kinda fast so it may just be me. I like the automatic lights at dusk.
It's not our test car's attractive brown piping against tan leather seats, nor the special-looking two-tone dashboard. In 45-65 mph passing, the turbocharged four-cylinder cars yield to the traditional V-6 cars, with the Malibu's 3. Turbocharged four-cylinder four-doors can be lots of fun when you're not interested in the more linear feel of a six-cylinder midsize sedan. With well-defined shoulder lines, clean 19-inch wheels, and Impala-like front styling, the Turbo is one good-looking four-door. Those basic stats sound somewhat impressive on paper, but let's head to the test track. They made you feel like you were family!!!! I have had this car in shop at least four times with major issues that would have cost thousands of dollars out of pocket.
Even so, the Chevrolet brings the 3625-pound car to a stop from 60 mph in just 115 feet, better than the Fusion 117 feet , Optima 123 feet , Altima 123 feet , and Camry 126 feet. Slam the Malibu Turbo's throttle to the floor, and you'll either be highly entertained or slightly nauseated, or both. The condition of the vehicle was better then described. Its a smooth ride and it gradually picks up speed. On a future Malibu, we'd love to see larger sideview mirrors that fold in manual or power-operated and more realistic faux wood trim.