New and Used Chevrolet Malibu (Chevy): Prices, Photos, Reviews, Specs – The Car Connection

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Chevrolet Malibu

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The Chevrolet Malibu is a mid-size that competes with the Camry, Honda Accord, Sonata, and the Ford Fusion.

For details on prices, options, and see our preview of the 2014 Chevrolet . You can also review the Chevy vs. its competition. And be sure to check out The Car full coverage of the 2013 Malibu

There’s been a Chevy in GM’s lineup for decades, the 1960s. It was a rear-wheel-drive sedan the 1980s, but then transformed for into a smaller front-wheel-drive sedan to replace the Corsica The last 15 years of Malibus necessarily been known for features or swift performance, but have a reputation for providing value.

The newest, most generation of the Malibu was introduced for the model year. The new model is a bit than the prior car, a wheelbase 4.5 inches shorter–downsized to room for the new 2014 Chevy While the interior package is new safety package and infotainment are among its best ever, says.

A new trio of drivetrains the 2013 Malibu a four-cylinder-only like the Hyundai Sonata and Fusion. While the base is a 197-hp, 2.5-liter four, the model to launch was the 2013 Malibu Eco. That model teams a 2.4-liter with a six-speed automatic and technology that uses an motor and a smlal lithium-ion pack to provide engine and electric assist for the gasoline

Active aero shutters and braking add up to better fuel of 37 mpg highway. At the top of the lineup is a turbocharged with 259 hp, good for a 0-60 mph of 6.3 seconds, according to Chevy, and a grade of trim, including 18-inch wheels.

Eight including knee airbags, are and rear side airbags are an Bluetooth and a rearview camera are as are a forward collision-alert system, and a warning system. The Malibu Color-Touch navigation, an inexpensive GPS and offers smartphone connectivity allows streaming of Bluetooth and feeds from Stitcher and

Chevrolet Malibu

.The 1997 Malibu was by all a bland car. Powered by an 150-horsepower, 2.4-liter four-cylinder (a version of GM’s much-maligned Four) or 155-hp (later 3.1-liter V-6 (which felt stronger, actually), the Malibu was offered with a cushy and four-speed automatic—and its interior, it had the comfort basics covered, was and dull. Chevy dropped the engine completely in 2000.

The Malibu got a much-deserved full for 2004. Built on a new global the 2004-2008 Malibu was a bit more handled better, and had a far improved (though it still felt too on the cheaper trims). The Malibu was a smaller than mid-size like the Toyota Camry and Accord, yet its interior was surprisingly and comfortable.

Its powertrain lineup of a nice, fuel-efficient 144-horsepower four-cylinder (with a manual possible), but the V-6 option on most 201-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6—was a disappointing, saved only by its torque. A four-speed automatic was the only transmission, and the combination didn’t feel very

Oddly, the Malibu Maxx at all packaged for the sportwagon crowd; it was offered with the 3.5-liter V-6 and four-speed automatic. A later SS model got a 3.9-liter version, 240 horsepower, but this engine is in city driving.

The Malibu boredom was remedied for when GM completely redesigned the making it much longer to mid-size rivals, with an and back-seat space that many sedans its size. The has vastly upgraded materials, and a that’s a clear step than the layout of the former favorite. Powertrains included a 2.4-liter version of the Ecotec engine and a 252-horsepower, DOHC V-6 that’s a version of the engine used in the Cadillac CTS and SRX, others.

For a short time, a mild-hybrid of the 2009 Malibu was offered; it very slightly improved economy over the four-cylinder and it failed to catch on. It was discontinued a very short production

For 2010, the Chevrolet Malibu was a Top Safety Pick under the new requirements from the Insurance for Highway Safety (IIHS), include new roof-strength tests, and has been more reliable past models. The changes in to crash-test scoring leave the an IIHS Top Safety Pick, but the ratings have fallen to stars overall. The Malibu over essentially unchanged 2012.

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