When Chevy unveiled its new Malibu last fall, its standard four-cylinder Ecotec engine was mated only with an outdated four-speed automatic transmission. GM promised that a proper, modern automatic would soon be available with the four-banger, and it has delivered on that promise today by unveiling
Something for nothing? The 2008 Chevrolet Malibu hybrid gives you a 2 mpg increase in fuel economy for almost no extra money, well, after you factor in the federal tax credit.
No longer destined for the Hertz parking lot. It's not sexy, but the Malibu is handsome and well-proportioned, looks substantial, and has real road presence.