My first car was a 1978 Chevy Malibu Classic; a rear-drive, V8 sedan with an 8-track tape player and a headliner held up by push pins. But in car years, that was 5 generations ago. So this week I've got the all-new 2016 Malibu; a midsize looking to make inroads with the segment leaders. Apparently, size does matter when it comes to family cars. GM learned that lesson the hard way with the previous Malibu where cramped rear seats kept customers away. Obviously, that shortcoming has been addressed here with a longer wheelbase that affords an extra inch + of legroom while the big trunk remains virtually unchanged.