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2013 Chevrolet Malibu

At a Glance

Pricing $22,390 - $29,930
Drive Types FWD
Engines 2.0l I4 T, 2.4l I4 HEV, 2.5l I4
Transmissions A6
Fuel Economy 21-25 (city), 30-37 (highway)

Our Ratings

Velocity Index 63

Overview Information

Chevrolet offers a range of sedans from the small Sonic to the large Impala. The Malibu offers a little more legroom and power than the Cruze. The Malibu LS, LT and LTZ include a 2.5l four-cylinder engine mated to a six-speed automatic. The Malibu Eco features a more fuel-efficient hybrid powertrain that pairs a 2.4l four-cylinder engine with a 15kW electric motor. General Motors is staggering the release of the Malibu selling the Eco model alongside the prior-generation 2012 models. The LS, LT and LTZ models will be available later in the model year.

What Changed:

Malibu is all-new for the 2013 model year. Although the overall length is roughly the same, the new model is 2.5 inches wider and has a 4.5-inch shorter wheelbase. The first model on sale is the Malibu Eco with a 2.4l four-cylinder gasoline and 15kW electric motor hybrid powertrain. The Malibu LS, LT, and LTZ models follow and are powered by a 2.5l four-cylinder gas engine. From the a-pillar forward, the Malibu retains many of the same lines. The aggressively styled rear end has more pronounced fenders and four square taillights. The interior loses the two cockpit look in favor of a more subtle two-tone dash and less prominent center stack.

Official Word:

The all-new 2013 Malibu is Chevrolet's first global midsize sedan designed and engineered to provide customers from Shanghai to New York and Sydney to Sao Paulo with expressive design, advanced technologies, ride performance and fuel-efficient powertrains. It will eventually be sold in nearly 100 countries on six continents. In North America, the Malibu comes in LS, LT and LTZ trim levels, along with the Malibu Eco, which uses fuel-saving eAssist (TM) technology to enable EPA-estimated fuel...Read.

Model/Trim/Package Engine MPG VjI Base Price
Malibu LS 2.5l I4 (197-bhp) A6 FWD 22/34/27 58 $22,390
Malibu 1LT 2.5l I4 (197-bhp) A6 FWD 22/34/27 54 $24,005
Malibu 2LT 2.5l I4 (197-bhp) A6 FWD 22/34/27 54 $25,240
Malibu 1LTZ 2.5l I4 (197-bhp) A6 FWD 22/34/27 57 $27,830
Malibu ECO w/ eAssist 1SA 2.4l I4 HEV (182-bhp) A6 FWD 25/37/30 54 $25,235
Malibu ECO w/ eAssist 2SA 2.4l I4 HEV (182-bhp) A6 FWD 25/37/30 54 $26,845
Malibu ECO w/ eAssist 2SA, Leather 2.4l I4 HEV (182-bhp) A6 FWD 25/37/30 54 $27,845
Malibu LT 2.0l I4 T (259-bhp) A6 FWD 21/30/25 63 $26,715
Malibu LTZ 2.0l I4 T (259-bhp) A6 FWD 21/30/25 61 $29,930