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QUALITY | 9 out of 10
understated, simple, and functional
Car and Driver
center console [is] large enough to store my purse
the beautifully crafted interior uses premium materials throughout.
Kelley Blue Book
The interior of the 2010 Chevrolet Malibu is well-designed, and the materials have a good, high-quality feel overall. The front seats are among the most comfortable in the mid-size sedan class, while the back offers more legroom than most rivals.
The 2010 Chevrolet Malibu has decent legroom both for both front and rear seat passengers. Cars.com says "the modestly contoured cloth seats were easy to slide in and out of when entering the car. The materials also seem to be better than previous models." "Front and rear seat passengers will have little to complain about in terms of ride quality," Edmunds reports. The front seats of the Malibu are among the most comfortable in the mid-size sedan class, and the backseat is one of the roomiest.
There are plenty of compliments for the look and feel of the materials used in the cabin of the 2010 Chevrolet Malibu. Road & Track rejoices: "Gone is the hard plastic rental-car look." The interior has plenty of storage, according to some reviews; others claim that storage is merely passable in the 2010 Chevrolet Malibu. Kelley Blue Book points out that the “deep center console's sliding cover opens to accommodate large items, there's a handy storage compartment atop the instrument panel and an available 'rear power center' provides a 110-volt AC power outlet.”
The 2010 Malibu is one of the most refined vehicles in its class. Special engine mounts in the Malibu substantially help prevent excess vibrations from affecting passenger comfort; while ConsumerGuide notices some bumps in the road, their reviewers acknowledge that the different tires used on the various models may have no small effect on the smoothness of ride. Edmunds notes that additional sound-damping measures include specially laminated window glass, acoustic insulation and composite liners for the wheel wells, and a "tighter" firewall to prevent engine noise from being heard in the passenger cabin.
The cabin of the 2010 Chevrolet Malibu has an upmarket feel and loads of space for all passengers.