If you were limping to the pump on fumes, it might be time to switch to a sedan like the Chevrolet Malibu to give you a break on fuel costs.
Here we go again! Thanks to some hackers, part of the US faced another gasoline crisis leading to long lines at stations and big jumps in prices.
Why Bigger Doesn’t Always Mean Better
SUVs have been seen as status symbols for drivers who are doing well enough financially that they don’t have to worry about things like MSRP and fuel costs.
Sure, automakers have made significant strides in making SUVs more fuel-efficient. But today’s sedans, including the Chevrolet Malibu, can travel well over 40 highway miles on a gallon of gas. To achieve anything close in an SUV, you’ll have to spring for a hybrid engine, adding thousands more to the cost. And many models offer a combination of comfort, economy, and versatility that make them competitive with larger vehicles.
From Car Seats to Carpools: The Cabin Convenience of an SUV in a Sedan
If you think dealing with a kiddie car seat will be more difficult in an SUV, it’s time to take another look. Sedans like the Malibu have up to 108 cubic feet of passenger volume, which is pretty level with many five-passenger SUVs.
And with a sedan’s lower stance, you’ll probably have an easier time wrangling wiggly kids into their car seats. It’s not only the Pre-K crowd who appreciates all that space. The folks in your carpool will have plenty of room to get out their laptops and take advantage of your in-cabin Wi-Fi to check in with the office.
Pay for the Cargo Space You Actually Use
Most sedans offer plenty of room in the back for the things you and your family need every day. With nearly 16 cubic feet of trunk space, you can load several pieces of carry-on luggage for a family getaway. And with folding back seats, sedans like the Chevy Malibu offer greater versatility when you need to haul DIY flat-pack furniture.
It’s great to have 25-30 cubic feet of trunk space when you need it. But unless you’re shopping at the big box grocery warehouse every day, or you’re coaching your kid’s soccer team, you’re paying a premium for space you seldom use.
Sedans are Better for New Drivers
Having a new driver in the family can be nerve-wracking for everyone concerned. The Chevrolet Malibu is large enough to make drivers feel safer compared to sub-compacts. Plus, the Chevy offers better visibility than most SUVs, and you get a lot more driver assistance features for the money, including Teen Driver technology.
Stop Stressing Out at the Pump
Let’s face it, gas prices never drop as quickly as they arise. If your stomach knots up every time you have to fill up, it might be time to consider an affordable sedan for your daily commute.
The Chevrolet Malibu is among the most budget-friendly sedans available. It rivals SUVs in comfort and versatility while delivering far superior fuel economy and style. Once you test drive one, you’ll see that the only thing you’re giving up is the stress of having a sudden gas price hike ruin your week.