The wraps have finally been taken off from the refreshed 2014 Chevrolet Malibu, and it…looks pretty much the same as the last one, though GM assures us that there have been real changes made.
Rear seat passengers get an extra 1.25 inches of knee room thanks to shorter bolsters, redesigned front seat backs and new cushioning for that places your backside deeper in the seat.
On the powertrain front, the base 2.5L engine has been revised, with a stop-start system adding 1 mpg all-around, or 23/35 mpg city/highway. Output is 196 horsepower and 186 pound-feet of torque, while the 2.0T gets a 14 percent bump in torque to 295 lb-ft (horsepower is unchanged at 259). Blind spot monitoring and cross-traffic alert are also part of the package.