The 2013 Chevrolet Malibu is designed for better aerodynamics and fuel economy. Active grille shutters Malibu Eco further reduce drag, improve fuel economy and reduce wind noise, Chevy says. Aluminum wheels are standard on all trim levels, ranging in size from 16 inches to 19 inches.
2013 Chevrolet Malibu Interior
Says the all-new 2013 Chevrolet Malibu offers more interior space than the previous model, especially in terms of shoulders and hips. The new Malibu’s trunk can hold 14.3 cubic feet of cargo. A hidden storage compartment resides behind the screen hinge radio.
2013 Chevrolet Malibu Optional Features
Chevrolet MyLink features Bluetooth connectivity for streaming music and allows hands-free use of selected smart phone apps while driving, including Pandora Internet radio. A high resolution, color touch screen radio is available, along with navigation, leather, Pioneer premium audio system, power moonroof, dual-zone automatic climate control, and more.
2013 Chevrolet Malibu Engine
The 2013 Chevrolet Malibu LS, LT and LTZ trims are equipped with a 2.5-liter, 4-cylinder engine standard direct injection making 197 horsepower at 6,300 rpm and 191 lb-ft of torque at 4,400 rpm. A 6-speed automatic transmission delivers power to the front wheels. A turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine is available as an option. It is preliminarily has to deliver 259 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque, the latter peaking between 1,700 and 5,200 rpm. Chevy says the new Malibu 2013 Turbo accelerates to 60 mph in 6.3 seconds.
The 2013 Chevrolet Malibu is equipped with a mild hybrid, rather than a complete hybrid powertrain. The use of eAssist technology, a small electric motor powered by a compact lithium-ion battery is combined with a 4-cylinder engine of 2.4 liters to develop a combined strength of 182 horses at 6,200 rpm and 172 lb–ft of torque at 4900 rpm. A 6-speed automatic transmission drives the front wheels on the Malibu Eco. Estimated EPA fuel economy ratings for the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu Eco is 25/37/29 mpg (city / highway / combined).
2013 Chevrolet Malibu Safety
The 2013 Chevrolet Malibu is equipped with control of 8 airbags, traction and stability, and brakes 4-wheel antilock disc brakes with brake assist, brake assist fade, cornering brake control, and the drive torque control, which prevents the wheels locking driving on slippery surfaces under the influence of engine braking. OnStar telematics is standard, and includes service automatic crash notification. Options include a lane departure system alert system him forward collision warning, and a system of rear-view camera.