After shelving the model for 14 years, it was reintroduced as a midsize, front-wheel drive model that was nothing like the original. Over all types of road surfaces at all speeds I was amazed at how little road and wind noise crept in. Please call 1-888-362-7612 for any further inquiries ------------------------------------ Follow Us on Social Media ------------------------------------ Website: Facebook:. Substituting a different engine does not address most of the issues that pushed the Malibu Eco down the scorecard in its comparison test. The front has a bulky, heavy look to it with a bulging nose and an angular face that seems to have taken hints from.
While some other sedans in this class add voluminous rear compartments that rival full-size sedans, the Malibu remains one of the tightest rear confines around. Much quieter inside compared to many of its competitors, the ride is creamy smooth and makes the stiffly sprung Camry feel harsh by comparison. However, I gave it a fighting chance in the harshest winter conditions we'd had all year, I might add -- especially knowing that Chevy has already made updates to the exterior look and interior for the 2014 model year -- and put it to the family test as well. The recall began on June 11, 2013. The 2013 Chevrolet Malibu incorporates electric power steering, which in this vehicle is ahead of much of the competition. Although they all fit, they felt crammed-in, especially the unlucky soul in the middle seat. The Malibu is not a complete bust on the inside though, as there are plenty of features that are standard or optional from the base model on up.
Chevrolet did a good job on the Malibu's nose, the same cannot be said about the back end -- here's hoping that gets some nip-tucking for 2014. Performance I tested the latest Malibu with its new base four-cylinder engine in various trims. Along with addressing the midsize sedan's performance and technology shortcomings, the automaker also revised the exterior and interior to tie it closer to the new full-size… It's almost inevitable: as driving enthusiasts, we'll likely all get pinched for speeding at one point or another. Perfect for the daily commute into the city, this sedan is bound to be the right fit for you. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020.
We know that you have high expectations, and we enjoy the challenge of meeting and exceeding them! That said, the two-tone seating surfaces are visually appealing and the easily adjustable front seats are a comfortable place to be. From the disconnected, squared taillights to the oddly sculpted edges and lips, it's just. Unfortunately, they came up short. They do everything pretty well, and these days get excellent mileage and look good, too. The front seats are spacious, but Chevrolet seems to have gotten some proportions wrong when it comes to the rear seat and the trunk. The car debuted with a mild-hybrid system teamed to a four-cylinder called the Chevrolet Malibu Eco that returns 37 mpg on the highway. And it all works, right up until you push the long pedal to the floor and watch the tach pass 4000 rpm.
It is a decent mid-size entrant, but in this hotly contested segment, decent no longer cuts it. That should solve the around-town speed woes I experienced with the base engine. All Malibu models are front wheel drive and run the power through a six-speed automatic transmission. Chevy says it will do zero to 60 mph in 6. The recall began on October 14, 2016. In certain aspects, and for undiscerning buyers, the Malibu 2. The recall began during December 2013.
The wrap-around dash further highlights these poor materials, and the instruments, while being easy to read, are rather ugly. That is more torque than all of its competitors and only the Korean cousins beat it by a few ponies in total horsepower. Demonstrating that economical transportation does not require the sacrifice of comfort or safety! What will the updated 2014 Malibu hold in store? There is a moderate amount of body roll, and it often loses composure. The midsize class is the most competitive in the entire industry. Again, this supports my recommendation of the Malibu as a commuter car. Instagram: Twitter: Read or write a review on Dealer Rater:. The leather appointed seats suffer the same fate as they feel like anything but leather.
Chevy made a great commuter car with its Cruze compact, and I can see the Malibu becoming a similar pick for shoppers who prize comfort and quiet above all else. . The last engine is the system in the Malibu Eco, a 2. By Apr 15, 2013 Photos by Mike Schlee and Chevrolet The 2013 Malibu is the tale of two cars. See Also: As it stands, the Malibu is not a bad vehicle.
The recall began on April 20, 2015. In the field of accident prevention, an electronic stability control system with braking assist is standard, as are anti-lock brakes and a tire pressure monitor. If the planned refresh shores up the weak points of this car, like the rear end styling, interior materials, rear seat space and excessive weight, the Malibu could be a real winner. After shelving the model for 14 years, it was reintroduced as a midsize, front-wheel drive model that was nothing like the original. A reduction in wheelbase from the last generation sees rear legroom decrease by 0. As of June 2012, it features 10 standard airbags: There are front and side curtain airbags as well as side torso airbags to protect all front and rear outboard passengers.