Chevrolet continues to tinker with the Malibu for 2014. After a redesign for the 2013 model year that didn’t sit well with consumers, Chevy refreshed the midsize sedan with a larger grille and revised front and rear seats. Despite the changes, we found that most of our child-safety seats fit well in the 2014 Malibu.
How many car seats fit in the second row? Two
What We Like
- The Malibu has two sets of lower Latch anchors in the outboard seats and there’s an additional anchor in the middle seating position. All the anchors are easy to use. The five Latch anchors allow parents to install a child-safety seat with Latch anchors in the middle position. Parents should remember not to use more than one child-safety seat connector on each anchor.
- Both the forward-facing convertible and high-back booster seat fit well after we raised the head restraints, which aren’t removable.
- The rear-facing convertible fit in the backseat without moving the front passenger seat forward.
What We Don’t
- We had to move the front passenger seat forward quite a bit to fit the rear-facing infant-safety seat behind it, which left our tester uncomfortable in the front seat. Thankfully, the infant seat was easy to install once we created enough room for it.
- The seat belt buckles are on floppy bases, which make it harder for young kids to buckle up independently.