2013 Chevrolet Malibu ECO 1SA

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2013 Chevrolet Malibu ECO 1SA
  • MSRP:
    $24,985

    Invoice Price:$23,861
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  • Fuel Economy:
    25 MPG city / 37 MPG hwy
  • Engine:
    Gas/Electric I4, 2.4L/145
    182 hp @ 6200 rpm
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2013 Chevrolet Malibu ECO 1SA User Reviews

  • Chevrolet Malibu 3.0 V6 LTZ
    By Antony Kallukaran (I am an Owner), Aug. 27, 2013
    Got my Malibu on 30.07.13 and in the 4 weeks its been with me I have already covered about 2500 kms. To start with I only had a choice of the 2.4 I4, however, they launched the 3.0 V6 June end and I d... more
  • Outstanding all around car.
    By Ted (I am an Owner), Feb. 03, 2014
    Have been driving the 2013 Malibu for over 3 months and am very impressed with it. It is quite, stable, adequate power and easy on gas. Has done everything I ask of it with NO complaints.
    This is a... more

2013 Chevrolet Malibu Overview

The standard powertrain for most of the Malibu lineup in 2012 will be a 2.5L 4-cylinder engine and 6-speed automatic transmission. The new engine has direct injection and overhead cams, with four valves per cylinder and makes 190 horsepower and 180 pound-feet of torque on regular-grade gas.

At a slightly higher price, the Malibu ECO will provide an option for those who want to maximize their fuel-efficiency. The ECO includes a 182-hp, 2.4L 4-cylinder engine combined with a 15-kW belt-driven motor/generator system that operates as a mild-hybrid system, boosting the powertrain during acceleration recapturing and storing some energy during coasting and braking. The system also allows the engine to shut off at stoplights, and then restart automatically when you lift your foot back off the brake pedal. The Malibu ECO also includes a small lithium-ion battery pack, stored just behind the rear seats. Altogether, the Malibu ECO achieves an EPA-rated 25 mpg city, 37 highway.

Also on Malibu ECO models, an active shutter system shuts off airflow at the lower air intake when it's not needed for cooling. And thanks to an aerodynamically optimized exterior, the new Malibu has the same coefficient of drag as the Chevrolet Volt.

Across the model line, the Malibu gets a swoopy new dual-cockpit interior design, with much-upgraded materials; its exterior design has also been refreshed to fit in with other Chevy models like the Camaro and Cruze. One of the design highlights of the interior is a radio face that swivels outward, then up and in, to reveal a large storage space behind.

The ECO comes standard with a lane-departure warning system, as well as rear parking sensors and a rearview camera system. There are eight standard airbags on all 2013 Malibu models, and separate rear thorax bags will also be optional.

Just as the previous version, the 2013 Malibu is expected to come in a full range of trims, including basic LS, mid-range LT and top-of-the-line LTZ. Remote keyless entry, cruise control and tilt/telescopic steering adjustment were among many standard features at the base LS level, while LT models included upgraded wheels and trim (plus in step-up packages, extras like heated seats and remote start). The LTZ last year included more luxurious dress-ups, plus a sunroof, heated side mirrors, power leather seats, and automatic climate control. Look for LED taillamps to be offered, with HID headlamps available on top trims.

All 2013 Malibu trims will include MyLink, a touch-screen-based system that serves as a hub for hands-free connectivity with smartphones, or media players connected by USB, and has integrated applications for Pandora and Stitcher internet radio services.

2013 Chevrolet Malibu Model Changes

The Chevrolet Malibu has been completely redesigned for 2013, featuring an all-new styling inside and out, more economical new powertrains, improved ride and handling, more safety equipment and the new Chevrolet MyLink infotainment system with integrated Pandora and Stitcher audio streaming.

Compared to the previous Malibu, this one is only slightly shorter, but it has a bit more interior volume plus more shoulder and hip room.

Chevrolet is doing away with the V6 and instead going with an all-4-cylinder engine lineup. For now, there's a conventional 2.5L 4-cylinder model, as well as a green, fuel-saving 2.4L 4-cylinder engine and electric motor combination good for EPA ratings of 25 mpg city, 37 highway. A turbocharged version of the Malibu is expected later in the model year.

2013 Chevrolet Malibu Value

The all-new Malibu competes with mid-size 4-door sedans like the Toyota Camry, Honda Accord, Ford Fusion and Hyundai Sonata; but with its 2013 redesign, the Malibu is being reconfigured more toward busy, always-connected parents and those who place a priority on fuel efficiency.

For that, at somewhat less than the Camry Hybrid or Fusion Hybrid, the Malibu ECO stands out as a strong value--especially for those who plan to do more mileage on the highway.

The Malibu should also hit the mark for shoppers who want a fresh design, as well as those who need to stay connected. Design-wise, the Malibu looks fresh and up-to-date with the rest of the Chevrolet lineup. And with the standard MyLink system, drivers can get simple hands-free calling functions as well as entertainment through streaming-audio apps.

2013 Chevrolet Malibu Strengths

Fuel-efficient powertrains; high-mileage Malibu ECO model; fresh, contemporary styling; MyLink connectivity; improved ride and handling


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