2014 Chevrolet Malibu With Stop-Start System Overview – HybridCars.com

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But wait, more.

In a somewhat surprising move, the Malibu LS now comes standard a stop-start system, the first sedan sold in the United that is so equipped. Combined refinements of its 2.5-liter four-cylinder and a new six-speed automatic transmission, the LS has a fuel economy increase with the outgoing model.

The and emissions- reducing feature has commonplace in Europe where estimated that 40 to 45 percent of use the technology to meet European regulations.

Stop-start has been to catch on with U.S. in part because of cost. For it is a $295 option on the 2014 Fusion.

Another reason is the driving cycles established by the Protection Agency, which determine mileage ratings for and trucks, don#8217;t have an test to help determine a system#8217;s effectiveness on mileage

When asked why Chevy stop-start on the Malibu LS, Chad Chevrolet communications manager “Customers are sensitive to fuel and we think it just makes

Not said was that more Corporate Average Fuel (CAFE) standards are set for 2016, and the Malibu will help Motors to meet those

Malibu Stop-Start System

The stop-start falls under the of a “light stop-start system.” other systems, the Malibu#8217; operates automatically and doesn#8217;t any input from the driver. It conserve fuel by shutting off the when the car comes to a stop, as at stoplights. The engine automatically when the driver takes his or her off the brake.

Todd Pawlik, chief engineer, stated leveraging knowledge from the system used on eAssist Eco), was key to improving city ratings by 3 mpg, or five on Malibu’s entry-level model, to the 2013 model.

The system mainly of a beefed-up starter and a auxiliary battery located the right rear wheel.

the Malibu comes to a stop, an electric transmission fluid maintains pressure in preparation for the start” launch.

Ensuring smooth start-ups from the reinforced starter motor has a solenoid. It supports change of operation by allowing the pinion and starter rotation to be controlled

Employing absorbed glass mat technology, the auxiliary battery#8217;s is to supply power to the vehicle’s systems (not including the motor) for the brief moments the engine is being re-started.

The system monitors #8211; other things #8211; speed, climate control operation and the force a driver to the brake pedal, to determine it is efficient to shut off the engine in driving conditions. For example, if a is creeping along at speeds than 6 mph, with brief braking as in stop-and-go situations, the engine does not down so as to not inconvenience the driver.

vehicles with stop-start a shut off switch allowing to simply turn it off if they’re not with it. The Malibu will not an optional kill switch.

The Hood

Stop-start isn’t the 2014 Malibu fuel enabler. The car receives an improved 2.5-liter four cylinder that also is used in the launched 2014 Impala.

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The 2.5 continues with direct and variable valve timing, but for engineers incorporated a new valvetrain known as Intake Valve Control. It saves fuel via a lift” mode. Under loads, the intake valves just enough for the engine to only the air it needs to meet the demand, eliminating what is pumping losses.

The system to high-lift mode at higher or under heavy loads, the full output capability of the

A new six-speed automatic transmission its debut in the 2014 Malibu 2.5 SL. It improvements that reduce the required to pump transmission which enables additional economy savings.

The new engine is at 196 horsepower and 186 pounds-feet of torque, down slightly from the 2013 Malibu. But fuel has improved to an EPA estimate of 23 city/35 #8211; a five percent in city mileage and three greater highway efficiency.


Exterior changes to the 2014 exterior were limited to the end, which were by the full-size 2014 Impala. The new features an emphasized lower and the hood extends down and the leading edge of a narrower grille. The grille openings — black grille texture — are and accented with chrome, adds style that was in the previous car.

Out back, the continues with two pairs of Camaro-like taillights. The top-end LTZ sports dual stainless-steel tips.

The cabin has an open, feeling with quality soft-touch materials in all of the right The dash design is Chevrolet’s cockpit style that two large instrument clusters easy-to-read white on black

A redesigned center console has a user-friendly extended armrest with a pair of cup holders and a thoughtful feature #8211; a stow area for two cell

The interior’s key upgrade is redesigned seats that provide an 1.25 inches of knee and greater seating comfort. seatbacks were reshaped to the legroom, while new cushion and revised cushion material passengers to sit deeper in the rear

Standard features on the 2014 LS include remote keyless power locks, windows and mirrors, cruise control, air tilt/telescoping steering wheel, a audio system with radio and Bluetooth phone

On the safety front, all 2014 have 10 airbags including and rear airbags and dual side-mounted airbags. To assist in avoiding accidents standard are anti-lock disc brakes, and traction control, brake distribution, and corner brake


Pricing is, as you might slightly higher for the 2014 LS over the 2013 model. The price is $22,965 including an destination charge, a $395

Moving up, the Malibu 1LT is priced at the 2LT at $26,040 and $28,515 for the top LTZ trim. The Malibu Eco with the eAssist carries over and starts at

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