For 2014, the Chevrolet Malibu receives a variety of upgrades. Inside, you'll find added rear-seat legroom and a new center console with more storage. Outside, there's new front-end styling. The 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine receives various tweaks, including a stop-start system, that increase its combined fuel economy rating to match that of the mild-hybrid 2.4-liter Eco powertrain. Chevrolet will phase out the mild-hybrid Eco model early in the model year, but afterward, all Malibus with the 2.5-liter engine will wear an Eco badge. Chevy has also revised the optional turbocharged engine to produce 295 pound-feet of torque, a 35 lb-ft gain, and retuned the car's suspension for better ride and handling characteristics.