When Chevy threw the keys to a 2014 Malibu at us, we were interested in spending a week with the car to see if it really was the snappy upscale sedan that GM’s advertising purports it to be. With a 2.0L turbocharged four cylinder engine making 260hp and 260 lb/ft of torque on a very flat curve, we had some expectations for this car to be a fun and zippy car to tool around town with. For years the Malibu has been a bland faceless sedan that people looking for an appliance to drive around in bought. If it is even possible to consider, the Chevy Malibu was more bland than a Toyota Camry. This newly restyled sedan with the updated powertrain and interior is aiming to break out of that mold. Our tester was slathered in the optional Crystal Red Tintcoat paint ($395), wore the optional 19″ wheels (as part of the $1,000) LTZ package, and with the optional HID headlights as part of the advanced safety option package ($890) we thought it looked pretty cool for a family mover four door. The lines of the car are compelling and the back of the car has a little Camaro-ish situation. All of this stuff is nice, but how was the car? Read on and we’ll tell you through photos and captions below.