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)

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.

Model/Trim/Package Engine Original MSRP
Malibu LS 2.5l I4 (197-bhp) A6 FWD $22,390
Malibu 1LT 2.5l I4 (197-bhp) A6 FWD $24,005
Malibu 2LT 2.5l I4 (197-bhp) A6 FWD $25,240
Malibu 1LTZ 2.5l I4 (197-bhp) A6 FWD $27,830
Malibu ECO w/ eAssist 1SA 2.4l I4 HEV (182-bhp) A6 FWD $25,235
Malibu ECO w/ eAssist 2SA 2.4l I4 HEV (182-bhp) A6 FWD $26,845
Malibu ECO w/ eAssist 2SA, Leather 2.4l I4 HEV (182-bhp) A6 FWD $27,845
Malibu LT 2.0l I4 T (259-bhp) A6 FWD $26,715
Malibu LTZ 2.0l I4 T (259-bhp) A6 FWD $29,930