Fortune calls Chevrolet Malibu Eco most disliked car of the year

Just two days ago, we released our review of the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu Eco. In a nutshell, we were definitely impressed with the looks, interior-comfort and drive of the new Malibu sedan, but felt that GM missed the target with the ‘Eco’ part.

Check out our review on the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu Eco.

While the Chevrolet Malibu Eco is a fuel-efficeint sedan rated at an EPA-estimated 25/37 mpg (city/highway), its competitors are offering models at similar price points with better fuel-economy.

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Now we wouldn’t say that the Chevrolet Malibu Eco is a total disappointment – that’s far from the truth – so it was shock to us when Fortune posted a headline saying ‘Chevrolet Malibu Eco: The most disliked car of the year.’

Written by Alex Taylor III, the article points out that many analysts and journalists have been kind towards the new GM sedan and that the automaker itself says that 80% of the coverage has been positive.

But then it goes onto point out some negative criticism towards the Malibu Eco.

But underneath the comforting purr of diplomatic remarks, several prominent reviewers have raised fundamental questions about the Eco’s concept, function, and value. They have concluded that the car compares poorly to other midsize cars in its segment — not to mention another, less expensive Chevrolet — and that, once again, GM has taken a wrong turn in its electric propulsion strategy.

Let us know your thoughts in the comments section after the jump.

– By: Omar Rana

Source: Fortune