The new 2014 Chevrolet Malibu will be hitting our Woodbridge, VA showroom this fall, and we couldn’t be more excited. From what we’ve seen, the new model has improved on the outgoing variant with better fuel economy, more back seat leg room, and redesigned front end. However, these changes wouldn’t have been possible without a little input from the company’s customers.
What did drivers want in the new car? Here are a few examples.
Responding to the need for a more fuel efficient engine, Chevrolet responded in kind by fitting the 2014 Malibu with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that improves miles per gallon for city and highway by 5 and 3 percent (that’s 23 mpg and 35 mpg respectively). This engine will come standard with the model and allow for fewer stops at the pump.
Customer commentary also led to several choice tweaks of the interior as well, such as a pair of integrated smart phone holders for driver and passenger, and reshaping the seat backs and rear cushions to greater comfort. In addition, Chevrolet also managed to add in an extra 1.25 inches of leg room in the new Malibu, which will certainly come in handy for back seat passengers on longer drives.
And as far as handling? The manufacturer had a close look at the suspension and gave it a few updates, allowing for better driving dynamics and an even smoother ride.
Keep an eye on our blog to find out when the 2014 Malibu arrives at Lindsay Chevrolet. In the meantime, we have a whole lot full of other great new Chevys for you to check out. Use the live chat feature on our website for immediate questions, and don’t hesitate to call us or stop by to set up a test drive.