When it comes to features, you'll find more for less with the 2008 Chevrolet Malibu.
Fortune has the figures on the Chevrolet; 2008’s Malibu includes XM Satellite Radio and the OnStar navigation and alert system for almost $300 less than the Camry and a whopping $2,300 less than the Honda Accord.
TheCarConnection.com notes that the Malibu should sell for an average of $2,000 less than similarly equipped vehicles in the same class. If you order the Premium Audio Package, you'll get a six-CD changer and auxiliary MP3 jack as well.
Not all the reviews that TheCarConnection.com read are equally enamored of the OnStar turn-by-turn navigation feature, which is standard on every Malibu. Edmunds believes that GM made a mistake by not offering an actual navigation system. Their drivers report that the OnStar feature would not even function at first; eventually, it did, but the drivers were not impressed with the turn-by-turn navigation, which is a poor substitute for the map-based systems on most of today's vehicles. The Malibu includes a one-year subscription, but after that the owner must pay a fee for the service.
Three models grace the Malibu lineup at Chevrolet: 2008 brings the base LS, midrange LT, and luxury-laden LTZ. The LS includes power accessories, keyless entry, and steering-wheel-mounted audio controls, while LTZ models get plenty of noteworthy features such as remote start, automatic climate control, a universal remote, and power-adjustable pedals, plus a number of appearance extras like LED taillamps and interior ambient lighting. Bluetooth is not offered.