With handsomely styled sheetmetal and an aggressive front end, the Chevrolet Malibu is set to slice through the tedium that permeates the world of family sedans. The interior has more rear-seat legroom than before, while the materials and overall design lend an upscale look. Under the hood is a 160-hp turbo 1.5-liter four-cylinder; a 250-hp turbo 2.0-liter four is optional. Both have front-wheel drive and a six-speed automatic. A hybrid Malibu is also available; in our testing, we saw 35 mpg.