It might surprise you, but the 2008 Chevrolet Malibu is a viable contender in the mid-size Sedan category, with its cool styling, refined interior and excellent handling. It’s offered in LS, 1LT, 2LT and LTZ trims, with a four door Hybrid also offered in the line-up. Engines range from a 169 horsepower 2.4-liter 4-cylinder to a 252 horsepower 3.6-liter V6. The Hybrid version of the Malibu sports a 164 horsepower 2.4-liter gas/electric 4-cylinder mated to a 4-speed automatic transmission. It offers seating capacity for up to for up to five people and a nice list of standard features.Read more Read less
The Chevy Malibu is all-new for 2008, with a completely new look, more advanced powertrains, and a new fuel-stingy Hybrid model joining the lineup. With more than three inches of additional length and a wheelbase that's about six inches longer, the new Malibu has a roomier interior and also, due to its revised proportions, a smoother driving experience, according to Chevrolet. The unique Malibu Maxx hatchback model has been discontinued.
More style-conscious design; low initial cost; comfortable ride; affordable Hybrid model; fuel efficiency (four-cylinder and Hybrid).
Chevrolet's Malibu has already established itself as good, comfortable, and reliable transportation for a family that's concerned about low initial cost and low running costs. The newly redesigned 2008 Malibu adds more design flair, more driving excitement, and more standard convenience and safety features--including electronic stability control on most models and side-curtain and front-seat air bags for the entire model line. The base LT, priced below $20,000 including destination, ranks as an especially strong value, and the Hybrid model is also one of the most affordable vehicles with a sophisticated gasoline-electric powertrain.