Great intake but too expensive
The intake made a wonderful change to the sound of the motor, made it sound very aggressive. That's what I was hoping for and I'm pleased with that but I feel it was too pricey to just get a different sound. Installation was also tricky, but could do it with my eyes closed now. Definitely buy but wait until there is a sale!
Great as expected by K&N
I have had experience with K&N on multiple instances now. I am never let down and they are definitely a top competitor in the intake business. At the time of purchase, for a 2.0 16/17 Malibu, K&N and AEM were the only available intakes on the market. K&N was cheaper and I have used them before so that is what I went with. It definitely added response to the throttle and most of all, opened up the turbo's potential. It sounds like a turbo'd car now! You can really hear the blow off valve!
Looks aren't everything
This intake surpassed my expectations. I know adding an intake to any vehicle doesn't make significant gains in any aspect however I do feel that my car accelerates slightly faster and sounds a lot better after the install. It freed up some room in the bay which is what I was after and it adds a nice sleek look to it. Highly recommended