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Chevrolet Malibu LS Review: 2008 Chevrolet Malibu LS

Nowadays, automobile-buyers prefer to buy small cars that come equipped with the best features. Chevrolet Malibu LS is amongst those small cars that have topped the list for those people, who look for the best features in the affordable range.

Its carryover version from 2007 is 2008 Chevrolet Malibu LS. It is an all new car, which is rolling out of the Chevrolet stable and looking to give promising score. It is well-equipped with all the standard features that are mostly expected by the customers.

Standard Features

2008 Chevrolet Malibu LS has a 4-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission with n overdrive. This coupled with a power rack and a pinion variable assisted steering offers a smooth ride. The car has got 16-inch steel wheels along with excellent tires capable for driving on most roads.

Independent MacPherson strut front suspension, independent multi-link rear suspension along with coil springs and shock absorbers along with rear stabilizer bar takes good care of suspension in this car. Here, the braking system is taken care by the 4-wheel anti-lock brakes. The front power 296mm vented disc and rear power 276mm solid disc brakes are worth-mentioning in this regard.

Safety Features

Safety is an important issue in small cars. Keeping that in mind, 2008 Chevrolet Malibu LS has numerous features including passenger airbag cutoff sensor, seat belt height adjustor, seat mounted front sized airbags, driver and passenger airbags with dual stage deployment among others. These features ensure that the car does not fail in regards of safety with its competitors.

Every customer buying a car wishes to safeguard their car against possible thefts. Features like the OnStar stolen vehicle tracking, TheftLock radio anti-theft, vehicle anti-theft via PASS-Key III plus engine mobilizer and alarm ensure the safety of the car from any possible thefts.

Comfort Features

All its seats are clothed and are designed for providing comfort to the people sitting inside the car. The rear seat is a 60/40 split seat with regulating headrests. At the front, there are dual reclining seats.

Again, the upholstery of the car is commendable. The passenger cabin and trunk has a carpet-covered floor. The car is also equipped with manual air conditioning which adds to the comfort factor of the car.

Instrumentation Features

In terms of special features, 2008 Chevrolet Malibu LS consists of voice activated controls for phone, steering wheel mounted controls for cruise control, digital clock, tachometer and exterior temperature gauge inside of it.

Again, it also has commendable lighting configuration both on the interior and the exterior of the car. The headlights are automatic halogen headlights with dusk sensors.

Special Features

The car scores high on the entertainment package that it offers. It has got CD player, a MP3 player and a XM satellite radio. It also has an AM/FM radio with 6 speakers.

2008 Chevrolet Malibu LS has a wide range of features that are sure to attract automobile-buyers. The car is sure to capture a large fraction of the international small car market in a very short period.

Tech Specs

Body: Four door sedan

Engine: 2.4 liter I4 169 hp

Transmission: 4 – speed automatic

Torque: 160 ft/lbs

Power: 169 hp

Tires: 215/60R16


For: Will provide you with enough room and comfort. It also has the feel of a luxury model while driving and has unmatchable gas mileage.

Against: If you are tall, you might not have enough headroom. Again, it can have further upgraded features.

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