Chevrolet Malibu 2.4A LTZ Review
Quiet hunk

Story and Photos by Jeremy Torr
6 Nov 2015
 

Introduction

Chevrolet have a bit of an uphill battle in many parts of the world with their new, midsize cars. With a reputation based on big gas-guzzlers and tank-like build, they often didn't translate well to other, less HumVee addicted societies. So they asked their Korean offshoot (that used to be called Daewoo) to help out, and presto, here comes the Malibu. It looks solid and reliable, it can impress the stylists if it wants to, and it is (according to most reports) reliable.

It's also well specced, drives like an Asian car and yet keeps some of that deep-refinement GM look that made the Camaro such a hit. Chevrolet say it is inspired by the Camaro, which might be stretching things a bit, but it does have a certain presence that some other Japanese/Korean cars seem to have lost in the chase for curvilinear organic styling.

So if you are looking for a mid-sized sedan with conventional style (yet don't like Ford's pretend Aston-Martin look) then the Malibu is definitely worth checking out. Given the current zero downpayment plan, and a five year unlimited warranty, it offers solid value compared to competitors such as the slightly more glamorous looking Mazda 6 and Toyota Camry. As long as you don't want a glitz image on the highway, the Malibu does the job well.


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Engine

Engine Capacity 2384cc
Engine Type Inline 4
Compression Ratio 10.4:1
Bore x Stroke ( 88 X 98)mm
Power 165bhp @ 5800rpm
Torque 225Nm @ 4600rpm
Power to Weight 93.2 bhp per ton

Performance

Acceleration 9.69s (0-100 km/h)
Top Speed 200 km/h
Fuel Consumption (combined) 12.8 km/L

Misc Technical Data

Transmission 6 -speed Auto
Drive Type FF

Measurements

Body Type Sedan
Dimension
(L x W x H)
(4865 x 1855 x 1465) mm
Wheelbase 2737 mm
Turning Circle 5.6 metres
Kerb Weight 1770 kg

Brakes

Brakes (Front) Discs
Brakes (Rear) Discs