By Jennifer Newman on May 2, 2012
For 2013, the Chevy Malibu gains better fuel economy with its Eco trim, but it loses some roominess in the backseat, says Cars.com Family contributor Courtney Messenbaugh. Even though the Malibu Eco can’t fit three child-safety seats across its second row, it still has enough family-friendly features for us to recommend it, such as its good looks and quiet cabin (when the kids aren’t along for the ride).
Assistant Managing Editor Jennifer Newman is a certified car-seat technician. A mom of two, she owns a 2013 Subaru Outback crammed with sports gear. Email Jennifer