Chevy debuted the 2013 Malibu with a mild-hybrid system it called Eco. Now, you can finally buy a Malibu with a traditional and less expensive four-cylinder gas engine. How does it drive? Pretty well, according to Cars.com Managing Editor David Thomas, who found it an ideal commuter car. But even with a larger trunk than the Eco, there are still some areas where the Malibu comes up short.