2013 Black Granite Metallic Chevrolet Malibu LT FWD 6-Speed Automatic Electronic with Overdrive 2.5L 4-Cylinder DGI DOHC VVT This Chevrolet Malibu has many features and is well equipped including, Lifetime Engine Guarantee, Lifetime Oil Changes, Window Tint, Malibu LT 1LT, 4D Sedan, 2.5L 4-Cylinder DGI DOHC VVT, 6-Speed Automatic Electronic with Overdrive, FWD, Black Granite Metallic, Jet Black w/Premium Cloth/Leatherette Seat Trim. Clean CARFAX. 22/34 City/Highway MPG Awards: * JD Power Dependability Study * 2013 IIHS Top Safety Pick * Ward's 10 Best Engines Reviews: * If you are looking for an American-built mid-size sedan with good fuel economy, excellent handling and a remarkably quiet cabin, the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu will fit the bill. Source: KBB.com * Upscale interior; advanced high-tech features; composed and comfortable ride; Eco model's high fuel economy. Source: Edmunds
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.
High-mileage Malibu ECO Model
Fresh, Contemporary Styling
Improved Ride And Handling
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.
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.
Engine, 2.5L DOHC 4-cylinder SIDI with Variable Valve Timing (VVT) (197 hp [146.9 kW] @ 6300 rpm, 191 lb-ft of torque [257.9 N-m] @ 4400 rpm)
Transmission, 6-speed automatic, electronically-controlled with overdrive
Brake, park, electronic push button powered located on center console
Brake lining, high-performance, noise and dust performance with FNC rotors
Braking control, ECM grade
Wheels, 16" (40.6 cm) aluminum
Tires, P215/60R16, all-season blackwall
Tire and wheel, spare, not desired
Tire repair kit
Headlamps, halogen composite with automatic exterior lamp control
Headlamps, projector type
Mirrors, outside heated power-adjustable with integrated turn signals, body-color
Glass, acoustic, laminated
Glass, solar absorbing
Wipers, front intermittent with structureless wiper blades
Audio system, AM/FM stereo with CD player and MP3 playback Radio Data System (RDS) and auxiliary input jack (Includes (UDY) 7" diagonal color touch-screen display.)
SiriusXM Satellite Radio is standard on nearly all 2013 GM models. Enjoy a 3-month trial to the XM Premier package, with over 140 channels including commercial-free music, all your favorite sports, exclusive talk and entertainment. And now add premium channels to your trial at no cost. Welcome to the world of satellite radio. (If you subscribe after your trial period, subscriptions are continuous until you call SiriusXM to cancel. See SiriusXM Customer Agreement for complete terms at www.siriusxm.com. Other fees and taxes will apply. All fees and programming subject to change.)
Audio system feature, 6-speaker system
Audio system feature, USB port located in center console
Audio system feature, display, 7" diagonal, touch-screen, color located on center stack, rotates upward for storage behind
Bluetooth streaming audio for music and select phones
Chevrolet MyLink Touch includes Bluetooth streaming audio for music and select phones; voice recognition for phone, music and radio; Pandora and Stitcher smartphone compatible; Gracenote (Playlist+, Album Art); software updatable for radio software and Gracenote database (Included with (UFU) AM/FM stereo with CD player.)
Gracenote database (Playlist+, Album Art)
Voice recognition for phone, music and radio
Antenna, OnStar and SiriusXM Satellite Radio, fin type, body-color
Seats, front bucket
Trim, seat, Premium Cloth
Seat adjuster, driver, 4-way manual, 2-way power vertical
Seat adjuster, front passenger, 4-way manual
Head restraints, 2-way adjustable (up/down), front
Seat, rear, 60/40 split-folding
Armrest, center, rear with storage
Floor mats, carpeted front and rear
Steering wheel, 3-spoke
Steering column, tilt and telescopic
Steering wheel controls, mounted audio and cruise controls
Instrumentation, analog with speedometer, tachometer, engine temperature and fuel gauge with monochromatic Driver Information Center
Driver Information Center, monochromatic display
Windows, power with Express-Down on all
Door and window locks, rear child security, power
Remote Keyless Entry includes panic alarm button
Cruise control, electronic with set and resume speed
Trunk release, power located in CHMSL decklid, push button open on key fob
Compass display (Deleted when (UE0) OnStar delete is ordered.)
Theft-deterrent system, content theft alarm
Air conditioning, single-zone electronic
Power outlets, 2 auxiliary 1 in integrated center stack, 1 in center console
Mirror, inside rearview manual day/night
Storage, innovative hidden storage behind 7" diagonal touch screen, rear armrest storage, large storage in front and rear door panels, and reconfigurable console storage with removable cup holders
Visors, driver and front passenger illuminated vanity mirrors
Assist handles, driver, front passenger and rear outboard
Lighting, interior with theater dimming, delayed entry/exit, glovebox and trunk
Lighting, soft Blue ambient lighting, instrument panel, shifter and front door handles and map pockets
Map pockets, driver and front passenger seatbacks
Coat hooks, driver- and passenger-side rear
Dead pedal, driver
Brake Assist, panic
Brake control, cornering
StabiliTrak, stability control system
Daytime Running Lamps
Air bags, 10 total, frontal and knee for driver and front passenger, side-impact seat-mounted and roof rail for front and rear outboard seating positions includes Passenger Sensing System (Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner's Manual for more information.)
OnStar, 6 months of Directions and Connections plan includes, Automatic Crash Response, Emergency Services, Crisis Assist, First Assist, Injury Severity Predictor, Stolen Vehicle Assistance, Stolen Vehicle Slowdown, Remote Ignition Block, Remote Door Unlock, Roadside Assistance, Remote Horn and Lights, Turn-by-Turn Navigation with OnStar eNav, Destination Download (requires navigation radio), OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics, Hands Free Calling and available OnStar RemoteLink mobile app. (Visit onstar.com for details and system limitations.)
Automatic Crash Response (Deleted when (UE0) OnStar delete is ordered.)
Stolen Vehicle Assistance (Deleted when (UE0) OnStar delete is ordered.)
OnStar Turn-by-Turn Navigation (Deleted when (UE0) OnStar delete is ordered.)
Safety belts, 3-point, all positions
Safety belt pretensioners, driver and front passenger
LATCH system (Lower Anchors and Top tethers for CHildren), for child safety seats
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