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.

Comparison to Prior Model

2013 Chevrolet Malibu 2012 Chevrolet Malibu
2013 Chevrolet Malibu 2012 Chevrolet Malibu
Price Range ($) $22,390 - $29,930 $22,110 - $30,200
Length (in) 191.3 191.8
Wheelbase (in) 107.8 112.3
Width (in) 73.0 70.3
Height (in) 57.6 57.1
Track (in) 62.1 59.6
Exterior Volume (cu. ft.) 396.0 377.7
Curb Weight (lbs.) 3393-3660 3421-3473
Legroom Total (in.) 79.0 79.8
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 100.5 97.4
Cargo Volume (cu. ft.) 16.3 15.1
Driven Wheels
  • FWD
  • FWD
  • 2.0l I4 T (259-bhp)
  • 2.4l I4 HEV (182-bhp)
  • 2.5l I4 (197-bhp)
  • 2.4l I4 (169-bhp)
  • 3.6l V6 (252-bhp)
Transmissions A6 A6
City MPG 21-25 17-22
Highway MPG 30-37 26-33
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