I'm sure they have base models. They have the base, TL w/Navigation, and Type S. The base is the biggest TL seller. But, their term of "base" model is basically everything except navi.Do they actually have base TL's on dealer's lots? You'd probably have to order one that way.
I think the interior ,especially the dash reminds me of a vintage 60s corvette. And if you put the new Vette and the malibu side by side, their rears look alike. What more could you ask for for the bucks spent!!!I know the Malibu is unique in its own right, but I think it looks something like this (which is a good thing):