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2009 Chevrolet Malibu

When the 2008 Chevrolet Malibu came out it quickly received rave reviews and began winning awards. Now, the 2009 Malibu equals or has better fuel economy then its Honda and Toyota competitors. Some even consider the Malibu to be the best American-made family sedan ever. The previous year, the Malibu only came with a four speed automatic transmission with a four cylinder engine and the only way to get a six speed automatic was to upgrade to the six cylinder engine. Well for 2009 that has changed. The six speed automatic shifter is now available as optional on the 1LT sedan and standard on the 2LT and the top of the line LTZ.  Only the base LS sedan has the four speed transmission, and for now the Malibu is the only mid-sized, four cylinder sedan that has a six-speed shifter. With this upgrade fuel mileage rises from an EPA estimated 22 MPG city and 30 MPG highway to 22 MPG city and 33 MPG highway. Inside, the Malibu is spacious enough for five passengers and the Malibu is equipped with a large quantity of standard features such as; 17-inch wheels, air conditioning, driver information center, stereophonic sound system, Bluetooth phone connectivity, remote keyless entry, tire-pressure monitors, tilt and telescoping steering wheel and a split fold down rear seat. For 2009, all Malibus also get stability and traction control in addition to four-wheel antilock brakes, front and side airbags and side curtain airbags.

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2009 Chevrolet Malibu

When the 2008 Chevrolet Malibu came out it quickly received rave reviews and began winning awards. Now, the 2009 Malibu equals or has better fuel economy then its Honda and Toyota competitors. Some even consider the Malibu to be the best American-made family sedan ever. The previous year, the Malibu only came with a four speed automatic transmission with a four cylinder engine and the only way to get a six speed automatic was to upgrade to the six cylinder engine. Well for 2009 that has changed. The six speed automatic shifter is now available as optional on the 1LT sedan and standard on the 2LT and the top of the line LTZ. Only the base LS sedan has the four speed transmission, and for now the Malibu is the only mid-sized, four cylinder sedan that has a six-speed shifter. With this upgrade fuel mileage rises from an EPA estimated 22 MPG city and 30 MPG highway to 22 MPG city and 33 MPG highway. Inside, the Malibu is spacious enough for five passengers and the Malibu is equipped with a large quantity of standard features such as; 17-inch wheels, air conditioning, driver information center, stereophonic sound system, Bluetooth phone connectivity, remote keyless entry, tire-pressure monitors, tilt and telescoping steering wheel and a split fold down rear seat. For 2009, all Malibus also get stability and traction control in addition to four-wheel antilock brakes, front and side airbags and side curtain airbags.

2008 Nissan Rogue

The 2008 Nissan Rogue is a stylish crossover that provides comfort and convenience for those who do not need a large amount of utility. The Rogue offers a long travel suspension that smoothes out the roads imperfections and is stable at higher speeds. The 2008 Rogue has a 2.5L four-cylinder engine that makes 170 horsepower, and receives 21 22 MPG city and 27 MPG highway for the FWD model and 21 MPG city and 26 MPG highway for the AWD model.  

 

The Rogue is available in four trims: S, S AWD, SL and SL AWD. The S and S AWD are the same except for their drivetrains and come standard with 16-inch steel wheels, cruise control, tilt steering wheel, air-conditioning, full power accessories, keyless entry, and a four speak stereo with CD player and auxiliary audio jack. The SL model offers 17-inch alloy wheels, rood rails, tinted windows and a height adjustable driver seat standard, and the SL Premium Package includes foglights, steering wheel mounted paddle shifters, a fold down passenger seat, trip computer, and a seven-speaker Bose stereo with in dash six CD change, MP3 capability and satellite radio. The SL AWD Premium package includes those features and adds xenon headlights, keyless ignition, steering wheel mounted audio controls and Bluetooth.

2008 Nissan Rogue

The 2008 Nissan Rogue is a stylish crossover that provides comfort and convenience for those who do not need a large amount of utility. The Rogue offers a long travel suspension that smoothes out the roads imperfections and is stable at higher speeds. The 2008 Rogue has a 2.5L four-cylinder engine that makes 170 horsepower, and receives 21 22 MPG city and 27 MPG highway for the FWD model and 21 MPG city and 26 MPG highway for the AWD model.  

 

The Rogue is available in four trims: S, S AWD, SL and SL AWD. The S and S AWD are the same except for their drivetrains and come standard with 16-inch steel wheels, cruise control, tilt steering wheel, air-conditioning, full power accessories, keyless entry, and a four speak stereo with CD player and auxiliary audio jack. The SL model offers 17-inch alloy wheels, rood rails, tinted windows and a height adjustable driver seat standard, and the SL Premium Package includes foglights, steering wheel mounted paddle shifters, a fold down passenger seat, trip computer, and a seven-speaker Bose stereo with in dash six CD change, MP3 capability and satellite radio. The SL AWD Premium package includes those features and adds xenon headlights, keyless ignition, steering wheel mounted audio controls and Bluetooth.

2008 Saturn Astra

The 2008 Saturn Astra, powered by a 1.8-liter engine, is intended to give its drivers a European-style ride with all the amenities; good handling, good fuel economy and compactness. The Astra comes with either a 5-speed manual (standard) or a 4-speed automatic transmission. The 5-door hatchback can be raised and lowered with ease and offers adequate cargo space. The standard cargo capacity is 12.2 cubic feet, and with the sheets folded down there is 44.7 cubic feet of space. The Astra comes standard with four-wheel ABS brakes, cornering control to help avoid accidents, six standard air bags, active head restraints, a pedal restraint system, six-speaker AM/FM/CD radio, cruise control, RainSense windshield wipers, and power windows with express down feature. OnStar also comes standard on the Astra in case of an accident. The Saturn Astra is a solid compact hatchback that offers great fuel economy and affordability.

2008 Saturn Astra

The 2008 Saturn Astra, powered by a 1.8-liter engine, is intended to give its drivers a European-style ride with all the amenities; good handling, good fuel economy and compactness. The Astra comes with either a 5-speed manual (standard) or a 4-speed automatic transmission. The 5-door hatchback can be raised and lowered with ease and offers adequate cargo space. The standard cargo capacity is 12.2 cubic feet, and with the sheets folded down there is 44.7 cubic feet of space. The Astra comes standard with four-wheel ABS brakes, cornering control to help avoid accidents, six standard air bags, active head restraints, a pedal restraint system, six-speaker AM/FM/CD radio, cruise control, RainSense windshield wipers, and power windows with express down feature. OnStar also comes standard on the Astra in case ofan accident. The Saturn Astra is a solid compact hatchback that offers great fuel economy and affordability.

2008 Nissan Rogue

The 2008 Nissan Rogue offers a relatively comfortable highway ride with plenty of interior space for an affordable price. Reviews say they love the Rogue’s cargo versatility and economical sticker price. Beyond the low sticker price, The Rogue boasts a good fuel economy. Its 22/27 mpg rating places it in the top of the compact SUV class. The Rogue is available in two trims, the base version S and the luxurious SL.

2008 Nissan Rogue

The 2008 Nissan Rogue offers a relatively comfortable highway ride with plenty of interior space for an affordable price. Reviews say they love the Rogue’s cargo versatility and economical sticker price. Beyond the low sticker price, The Rogue boasts a good fuel economy. Its 22/27 mpg rating places it in the top of the compact SUV class. The Rogue is available in two trims, the base version S and the luxurious SL.

2008 Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid Review

 

The 2008 Chevrolet Tahoe 2-Mode Hybrid is a full sized SUV that gets a 43% increase in city fuel economy. The two-mode transmission shifts between the CVT and a very energy efficient operation that bypasses the CVT. When you factor in all the features and the fact that this is a luxury full-sized SUV you end up with a way to save gas, be green, and you are not compromising your comfort. All of these factors make the 2008 Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid a work of genius. The Tahoe Hybrid gets around 19 MPG on average where ever you go.

 

Here are the standard options:

•Vortec 6.0L V8 active fuel management

•Two-mode Hybrid Propulsion Electric System

•Premium Smooth Ride suspension

•Chevrolet 100,000 mile/5 year warranty

•Driver and right-front passenger air bags

•Head-curtain side-impact air bags

•StabiliTrak Electronic Stability Control

•Four-wheel antilock disc brakes

•OnStar

•Tire Pressure Monitor

•Tri-zone temperature controls

•50/50 split-folding three-passenger third-row bench seat

•Rear audio controls

•Leather-wrapped steering wheel

•Power-adjustable pedals

•Floor console

•18-inch aluminum wheels

2008 Chevrolet Malibu Takes Top Spot in KBB.com Mid-Size Sedan Comparison Test

The editors of Kelly Blue Book’s http://www.kbb.com have recently conducted a mid-size value comparison test between six of the top new vehicles and the 2008 Chevrolet Malibu was declared the winner. The five other mid-size sedans included the Honda Accord, Nissan Altima, Hyundai Sonata, Toyota Camry, and Ford Fusion. All of the vehicles were testing using a standard four-cylinder, automatic transmission model.

 

Jack R. Nerad, executive editorial director said, “We were very impressed with all of the cars we tested, but our team found that the Chevy Malibu simply was the best all-around in its class. The others just don’t quite measure up to all the Malibu has to offer in terms of interior and exterior styling, performance, safety and overall value.”

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