Chevrolet Malibu
2013 chevy malibu

The Malibu has been taking its lumps in both the business and enthusiast press, criticized for inadequate fuel economy, a cramped interior, and poor value. Surprisingly, it beat out an Acura, a BMW, a Cadillac, a Lexus, and two electric vehicles for a spot on the short list. Don't expect to see it go any further.

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  @FortuneMagazine - Last updated October 02 2012 01:35 PM ET
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