Midsize Car: Chevrolet Malibu
As for the Midsize Car segment, the Chevrolet Malibu led the Initial Quality Study, while the Hyundai Sonata came in second and the Toyota Camry captured a surprising third place. Standard on the Chevrolet Malibu is a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine with 196 hp while a turbocharged, 2.0-liter four-cylinder is available with 259 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque. The standard powerplant returns 25 mpg in the city and 36 mpg on the highway while the turbo engine gets 21 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway. The Malibu has received a five-star overall safety rating from NHTSA.