The last couple of years have not gone too well for Chevrolet's mid-size sedan. The previous generation of the Chevrolet Malibu (2013-15) was a snoozer that trailed the competition in nearly every respect—all the more disappointing considering that the version before that (2008-12) was quite good.
The folks at Chevy have convinced GM's Powers That Be that they can't just pour money into big-name cars like the Corvette and the Camaro; they need to invest in bread-and-butter products like the Malibu in order to return the Chevrolet brand to relevance. And so, having been blessed with the necessary funds, Chevy burned barrels of midnight oil to make this new Malibu far better than the old one—and a serious competitor to its rivals.
Here are the ten things you need to know about the all-new 2016 Chevrolet Malibu.