Review of the 2008 Chevy Malibu Automobile

By: John Bourne

The 2008 Chevrolet Malibu is a midsize family sedan with respectable ride and handling balance, spacious cabin, comfortable seats, more powerful engine and notably higher quality. It also features unique interior and exterior styling coupled with varied suspension tuning for an enjoyable ride.

The '08 Malibu rides a 112- inch wheelbase along with robust chassis and suspension tuning that provides balance between ride and handling. In addition, its chassis provides confident cornering and quiet ride on broken pavement and rough roads. The engine lineup includes an inline- 4 with 169 horsepower and a 252-hp V6. The V6 furnishes impressive acceleration power, running to 60 mph in 6.6 seconds At 35,000 pounds, the Malibu delivers decent road performance, with 0-60-mph sprint.

The Malibu comes in LS, 1LT, 2LT and LTZ trim levels. The LS is furnished with 16-inch steel wheels, keyless entry, full power accessories, air- conditioning and OnStar. With these, the 1LT includes 17-inch alloy wheels and steering-wheel-mounted audio controls. The 2LT upgrades with polished wheels, remote engine start, a power driver seat, shift knob, power- adjustable pedals and heated front seats. On the other hand, the Malibu LTZ adds foglamps, LED taillights, 18-inch alloy wheels, upgraded audio system with CD changer and eight speakers and power passenger seat.

Safety is also top priority for this vehicle. It comes standard with antilock disc brakes, traction control, front- seat side airbags and side curtain airbags. It scored a "Good" rating in the Insurance for Highway Safety frontal offset crash test.

Interior design includes a dual- cowl dash design that highlights the cabin. Meanwhile, all trims feature an impressively smooth ride due to its laminated acoustic front windows. It also comes with firm supportive seats and simple to use audio and climate controls. Its long wheelbase provides big amount of legroom for rear passengers, making the Malibu ideal for long trips.

The 2008 Chevrolet Malibu guarantees superb comfort, high performance, and luxurious interior making it one of the most popular midsize family sedan.

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