As the official release date for the full line up of 2013 Chevrolet Malibu sedans gets closer and closer, each revealed detail seems to makes the car’s appeal grow even greater. Almost every bit and piece of the Malibu, from its body to its engine, is all-new. The Chevy will run head-to-head with the greats from Honda and Toyota and it will do so with a variety to trim levels for drivers to choose from. Each variant will offer a special something that should satisfy any type of buyer including the penny conscious as the Malibu willstart with a base MSRP of $23,150.
The car will be offered in four models: LS, Eco, LT and LTZ. The Eco already hit dealerships earlier this year but soon enough, it will be joined by the more conventional variants. The base LS may be slightly more expensive than the current generation 2012 car, but the 2013 will carry many more standard features. One of those is a more potent powerplant that pumps out 197 horsepower from its all-new, 2.5 liters of direct injected power. Inside, the LS gets such no-cost items as air conditioning, bluetooth phone pairing, remote keyless entry, tilt and telescoping steering wheel and satellite radio.
Upgrading to the LT and LTZ can not only get a driver MyLink, USB ports, dual zone climate control and available leather seating and remote start, but it can also earn more power to boot. Optional on both the uprated trims is the Malibu’s first ever turbocharged engine. The 2.0 liter Ecotec inline four cylinder is rated at a SAE-certified 259 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. Powering the front wheels via GM’s six speed HydraMatic automatic transmission, the forced air mill can haul the sedan to 60 mph from a stop in 6.3 seconds. Starting at $27,710, the Malibu LT Turbo is slightly more expensive than a base, Hyundai Sonata Turbo and about the same as a V6 Toyota Camry.
The 2013 Chevrolet Malibu and all of its offerings will be fully available by the end of this summer. With the ability to either spin its tires with vigor or achieve up to 37 mpg on the highway, the all-new sedan will surely be able to satisfy a variety of buyers. The car’s full pricing break down is listed below.
- LS (1LS trim): $23,150
- LT (1LT trim): $24,765
- LT (2LT trim): $26,000
- Eco (1SA trim): $26,095
- Eco (2SA trim): $27,705
- LT (3LT trim with turbo): $27,710
- LTZ (1LZ trim): $28,590
- LTZ (2LZ trim with turbo): $30,925
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