Now that the fuel economy of the new 2016 Cruze has been announced, 30/42 in case you were wondering, does it make the Malibu irrelevant?
2016 Malibu 1.5T A6 gets 27/37 mpg, only boats a mildly larger trunk, and only offers 6 cubic feet more interior room.
Worse, the Malibu has a 3 gallon deficit when comparing fuel tanks, giving the Cruze a 100 mile highway range advantage.
Aside from a little more room in the rear, for a person with no kids such as myself, is the Cruze so good that it makes the Malibu a worse buy?
If I had to buy a FWD sedans today my choice would be between an Impala and Cruze, the Malibu offers me no advantages.