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    2016 Malibu tested as part of Motor Trend COTY

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    They have performance numbers for the LT (1.5 Turbo), Hybrid and Premier (2.0 Turbo). Overall they seem to really like the car.

    "The 2016 Chevrolet Malibu arrived at COTY in three various trims: LT, Premier, and Hybrid. The all-new hybrid caught rave reviews from most editors, the 2.0-liter turbo Premier impressed with its power, and the base LT offered a handsome exterior that belied its price tag. “I really like the exterior design that makes it appear to be in a class above Camry and Accord,” Chris Walton said of the LT."

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    I hope its a hit

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    Inside, the Premier and Hybrid models felt downright luxurious with rich leather, ventilated seats, and quiet rides. “The best of the Malibu bunch,” Jason Cammisa said of the hybrid. “It rides great and is way quieter than the Audi A6 on the road.”

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    Re: 2016 Malibu tested as part of Motor Trend COTY

    I'd like to see what the car looks like in lower trims. It's one thing to show off the top trim, but that's not usually where the majority of sales are.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dequindre View Post
    I'd like to see what the car looks like in lower trims. It's one thing to show off the top trim, but that's not usually where the majority of sales are.
    Head over to motortrend, they have tons of shots over there.

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    Re: 2016 Malibu tested as part of Motor Trend COTY

    Overall, the Malibu is vastly improved, and the new hybrid is one of the best in the segment. As Angus MacKenzie said, “A handsome car, particularly in the context of its competitive set, and in the great tradition of 1950s Chevys, looks more expensive than it really is.”
    That's great to hear. The performance numbers look pretty solid for a family sedan. It sounds like Chevy has a winner on its hands. Hope it wins COTY.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert1969 View Post
    That's great to hear. The performance numbers look pretty solid for a family sedan. It sounds like Chevy has a winner on its hands. Hope it wins COTY.
    It would seem to me the contest is between Malibu, A6 and Optima. But the Optima got a really bad review.

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    ... Hope it wins COTY.
    Let's hope so, because it'll need to to get noticed in a very competitive category.
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    I don't like that patch above the left air vent. It looks out of place to me. Other than that I really like the new interior.
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    So they called the LT engine 'weak', but the car does the 1/4 mile in 16.5 seconds. That is the same time as a 1977 Z/28. Since when does a family sedan need to do sub 15 second 1/4 miles?

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    It's absolutely incredible how much better this car is that what it replaced. The interior is definitely one its strong points:





    The back seat looks great and appears to have lots of room, something the last generation car was drilled for:



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    I suspect it may be a speaker, not a patch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisGinNC View Post
    I don't like that patch above the left air vent. It looks out of place to me. Other than that I really like the new interior.
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    I suspect it may be a speaker, not a patch.
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    Hope it sells well. It seems that Ford think it will do well seeing as how they are targeting it in their advertisement. Before this new Malibu there was only Camary and Accord mentioned in their advertisements.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gorphil View Post
    I suspect it may be a speaker, not a patch.
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    On the A-pillar? Yeah, that's a speaker.
    No, the patch directly above the left driver air vent directly off to the side of the tachometer.
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