Tuesday, April 28, 2015


With very much characterized shoulder lines, covation, however in our latest Big Test correlation, the auto put 6th out of six autos. That audit secured the Malibu with the 2.5-liter I-4, so when a stacked 2015 Malibu Turbo touched base in the Motor Trend Garage, we track-tried the auto to perceive how well its improved execution matches up to the competition Slam the Malibu Turbo's throttle to the floor, and you'll either be highly entertained or slightly nauseated, or both. 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. In the Malibu Turbo, a bit of turbo lag is followed by a sudden burst of acceleration. At wide-open throttle from a stop, on the right surface, you can even burn a little rubber. The Malibu's turbocharged 2.0-liter I-4 is good for 259 hp at 5300 rpm and 295 lb-ft from 3000-4000 rpm, and it's mated to a six-speed automatic with manual controls on the gear stalk. Those basic stats sound somewhat impressive on paper, but let's head to the test track.

From 0-60 mph, the 2015 Malibu Turbo is a mid-pack performer. It's quicker than a couple turbo-four-powered midsizers, but behind a pair of six-cylinder four-doors. The Chevrolet's 6.3-second time was, as you'd expect, quicker than an all-wheel-drive 2013 Ford Fusion with a turbocharged 2.0-liter I-4 (6.8 seconds). In 45-65 mph passing, the turbocharged four-cylinder cars yield to the traditional V-6 cars, with the Malibu's 3.5-second time beating the Optima and all-wheel-drive Fusion 3.7 seconds.Turbo-four or V-6, fuel economy for those for midsizers is essentially a tie, with the 2015 Malibu Turbo at an EPA-rated 21/30 mpg city/highway.. If you're frequently making the most of the Malibu Turbo's 2.1-second 0-60 mph advantage over the naturally aspirated 2.5-liter I-4 model, though, forget about 30 mpg on the highway. Seamless engine stop-start technology is standard on that Malibu but not offered on the performance-oriented turbocharged model.

                                                                                                                                While the six-rate programmed regularly scans for the most elevated rigging to expand mileage (like others in this class), the somewhat ungainly manual controls on the highest point of the apparatus stalk are highly refreshing. Rather than a manual door or directing wheel-mounted oars, in the Malibu Turbo, the driver thumps the rigging stalk into M and afterward chooses the sought apparatus. Around one of our most loved driving streets in Southern California, we stayed with second rigging by means of that manual mode, which truly woke up the auto and, to the transmission's credit, didn't consequently upshift at higher rpms. The 2015 Malibu Turbo's inside is the auto's major focused disadvantage. It's not our attractive brown piping against tan leather seats, nor the unique looking two-tone dashboard. Regardless of how alluring or intense the Malibu gets in turbocharged structure, the 2015 Chevrolet is as yet missing regarding the matter of back seat space and simplicity of section/way out. (The automaker included 1.25 inches of back seat knee space for 2014.) Unlike in the Malibu, you won't locate a sizable drivetrain bump in a Toyota Camry, and the Honda Accord has bounty more back seat legroom. Were we shop looking for a medium size car sedan, these vital subtle elements would keep the Malibu off our list.

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. 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. 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. Ultimately, the two things we want from the Malibu aren't going to be meaningfully addressed this model year or the next. No matter the engine, the car could use more interior space and easier rear-seat entry/exit -- until that happens, the Malibu Turbo would need class-leading performance or some serious incentives to drive it to the top of the pack.

an 19-inch wheels, and Impala-like front styling, the 2015 Chevrolet Malibu Turbo is one gorgeous four-entryway. As a fair midsize sedan , however, the volume model is not as much as persuading. Chevrolet attempted to cure this for 2014 by including somewhat more back seat knee room, upgraded sheetmetal, and standard motor engine stop-start technology inn

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