2013 Chevrolet Malibu

1LS FWD 4-Dr Sedan I4 auto trans

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2013 Chevrolet Malibu
2013 Chevrolet Malibu

New For 2013

The all-new 2013 Malibu, initially available only in Eco hybrid form, can now be had with a base 2.5-liter four-cylinder or an as-yet-untested 2.0-liter turbo four. The base engine is offered across all trim levels; the availability of the turbo had not been announced as of our publication date.

Overview

The 2013 Malibu began its slow rollout in early 2012 and now, almost nine months later, is finally a fully launched new model that Chevy plans to sell in 100 markets worldwide. Its exterior design is largely evolutionary, but it’s noticeably sleeker—minus the questionable Camaro-inspired rear fascia—with cleaner lines and a wider stance. Chevy designers would probably like to take all the credit, but the Malibu’s more svelte profile was also influenced by engineers who logged hundreds of hours in the wind tunnel in an effort to improve the vehicle’s aerodynamics. Fresh hardware is under the hood, too, with an all-new 2.5-liter four-cylinder mated to a more-efficient six-speed automatic. There’s also the Malibu Eco with GM’s eAssist system—a lithium-ion battery provides supplemental power—hooked to a smaller 2.4-liter four. Its 37-mpg highway rating is decent but doesn’t come close to that of its hybrid competitors. A 2.0-liter turbo that produces 259 hp rounds out the engine roster. The cabin received an update as well and, although its dual-cockpit style might not be to everyone’s taste, high quality materials abound. On the road, the new Malibu is not a revelation, but its supple ride, confident handling, and well-crafted interior help keep it competitive in the tough mid-size-sedan segment.

Safety

Knee, head, side, and front air bags are standard, as are ABS, traction and stability control, and a tire-pressure monitoring system. Options include a lane-departure warning system with a forward-collision sensor and a backup camera. OnStar with crash response is free for six months.

You'll like:

  • Sleek styling
  • More cohesive interior design
  • Newly available turbo four

You won't like:

  • Cramped rear seat
  • Eco economy doesn’t match competitors’ hybrids

Key Competitors For The 2013 Chevrolet Malibu

  • Honda Accord
  • Hyundai Sonata
  • Toyota Camry
  • Volkswagen Passat
Opel Adam Trio
The good news is this: sales of General Motors vehicles were up in the U.S. last month (as we reported yesterday), and GM made nearly a billion dollars of profit in the first quarter of this year. But here's the not-so-good news: that's slightly lower than the $1 billion it made in the first quarter of 2012, and well below the $1.6 billion it made in the first quarter of 2011.
Mahoney And GM Logo
General Motors found itself at the center of a small storm this morning when it was suggested that CEO Dan Akerson’s pay package would grow for 2013. It’s a tiff that otherwise overshadowed GM’s other major move, installing a new Chief Marketing Officer who previously worked for Volkswagen.
2013 Chevrolet Malibu ECO Right Front 11
Here's a new one: Chevrolet announced that it reduced the MSRP on the 2013 Malibu mid-size sedan, but not for the obvious reason of making it more affordable. Instead, General Motors says that the new prices are a ploy to shake up how the Malibu appears on popular car-buying websites.
Chevrolet Malibu Sketch
Chevrolet's development of the 2013 Malibu was interrupted during the General Motors bankruptcy, North American president Mark Reuss conceded in an interview. The 2014 Impala's development came after the bailout.
2013 Chevrolet Malibu Turbo Front Three Quarter In Motion 2
If the newly turbocharged 2013 Chevrolet Malibu proves anything, it's that people at Chevy have figured out how to subvert the Office of Management and Budget. The Malibu turbo's apparent innocuousness would well suit a technocrat, one, for example, who tabulates the effectiveness of government subsidies for a car company like Fisker, and finally recommends pulling the plug.

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2013 Chevrolet Malibu Specifications

Quick Glance:
Engine
2.5L I4Engine
Fuel economy City:
22 MPG
Fuel economy Highway:
34 MPG
Horsepower:
197 hp @ 6300rpm
Torque:
191 ft lb of torque @ 4400rpm
  • Air Conditioning
  • Power Windows
  • Power Locks
  • Power Seats
  • Steering Wheel Tilt
  • Cruise Control
  • Sunroof (optional)
  • ABS
  • Stabilizer Front
  • Stabilizer RearABS
  • Electronic Traction Control
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Locking Differential (optional)
  • Limited Slip Differential (optional)
  • Airbag Driver
  • Airbag Passenger
  • Airbag Side Front
  • Airbag Side Rear
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • CD Changer (optional)
  • DVD (optional)
  • Navigation
Vehicle
36,000 miles / 36 months
Powertrain
100,000 miles / 60 months
Corrosion
100,000 miles / 72 months
Roadside
100,000 miles / 60 months
Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:30
Component
SUSPENSION:REAR
Summary
General Motors is recalling certain model year 2013 Chevrolet Malibu vehicles, manufactured December 6, 2011, through January 15, 2013. One or more rear suspension bolts may not have been tightened to the specified torque. This may lead to sudden changes in vehicle handling.
Consequences
Sudden changes in vehicle handling may increase the risk of a crash.
Remedy
General Motors will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and retighten the bolts as necessary, free of charge. Owner notifications have already begun and will be completed shortly. Owners may contact General Motors at 1-800-521-7300.
Potential Units Affected
8,519
Notes
General Motors LLC


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:20
Component
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: SOFTWARE
Summary
GENERAL MOTORS (GM) IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2013 CHEVROLET MALIBU VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM OCTOBER 24, 2011, THROUGH MARCH 31, 2012. AFTER AN EVENT OF HARD BRAKING, THE SENSING AND DIAGNOSTIC MODULE (SDM) MAY RESET ITSELF.
Consequences
IF THIS OCCURS DURING AN AGGRESSIVE TURNING MANEUVER, AND THEN AFTERWARDS A POTENTIAL VEHICLE ROLLOVER EVENT IS SENSED, THE ROOF RAIL AIRBAG MAY UNINTENTIONALLY DEPLOY. ADDITIONALLY, THE AIR BAGS AND/OR SEATBELT PRETENSIONERS MAY NOT DEPLOY DURING A SEVERE CRASH, INCREASING THE RISK OF PERSONAL INJURY.
Remedy
GM WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL REPROGRAM THE SDM. THIS SERVICE WILL BE PERFORMED FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON JUNE 13, 2012.
Potential Units Affected
4,304
Notes
GENERAL MOTORS LLC


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:21
Component
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:TURN SIGNAL
Summary
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2011-2013 Buick Regal and model year 2013 Chevrolet Malibu vehicles. These vehicles are equipped with two turn signal bulbs in each front turn signal. If one of the two front turn signal bulbs burn out in either front turn signal lamp, there is no indication to the driver. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 108, "Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment."
Consequences
If the driver is not aware that a turn signal is not functioning properly, the driver may continue to drive the vehicle. If half of a front turn signal is not illuminating, other driver's may not be aware that the affected vehicle is turning, thereby increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy
GM will notify owners, dealers will update the body control module software, free of charge. The recall began in September 2014. Owners may contact Buick at 1-800-521-7300 or Chevrolet at 1-800-222-1020. GM's number for this recall is 12212.
Potential Units Affected
120,426
Notes
General Motors LLC


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:31
Component
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING
Summary
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2013 Chevrolet Malibu vehicles manufactured October 25, 2011, through June 29, 2012 and equipped with the 8-way power adjustable front seat feature. The wiring harness for the power seat may contact the seat frame which may chafe the harness.
Consequences
If the harness is chaffed enough to expose the wires, a short circuit could occur, resulting unintended movement of the seat, the seat to become inoperative, sparking under the seat, flickering lights, smoke, or possibly a fire.
Remedy
GM will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the wire harness and repair and secure it as necessary, free of charge. The recall began during December 2013. Owners may contact GM at 1-800-521-7300. GM's recall campaign number is 13342.
Potential Units Affected
14,909
Notes
General Motors LLC


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:31
Component
SEATS:FRONT ASSEMBLY:POWER ADJUST
Summary
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2013 Chevrolet Malibu vehicles manufactured October 25, 2011, through June 29, 2012 and equipped with the 8-way power adjustable front seat feature. The wiring harness for the power seat may contact the seat frame which may chafe the harness.
Consequences
If the harness is chaffed enough to expose the wires, a short circuit could occur, resulting unintended movement of the seat, the seat to become inoperative, sparking under the seat, flickering lights, smoke, or possibly a fire.
Remedy
GM will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the wire harness and repair and secure it as necessary, free of charge. The recall began during December 2013. Owners may contact GM at 1-800-521-7300. GM's recall campaign number is 13342.
Potential Units Affected
14,909
Notes
General Motors LLC


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:50
Component
VISIBILITY:SUN ROOF ASSEMBLY
Summary
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2013-2015 Chevrolet Malibu vehicles October 24, 2011, to March 5, 2015. In the affected vehicles, the Slide or Tilt switch for the roof panel may not be adequately recessed to prevent the switch from inadvertently being pressed. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 118, "Power-Operated Window, Partition, and Roof Panel Systems."
Consequences
The Slide or Tilt roof panel switch may inadvertently be pressed and the roof panel may auto-close unexpectedly, increasing the risk of a pinch injury.
Remedy
GM will notify owners, and dealers will update the Body Control Module (BCM) software to remove auto-close feature for certain switch positions, free of charge. The recall began April 21, 2015. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020. GM's number for this recall is 15176.
Potential Units Affected
87,063
Notes
General Motors LLC


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:50
Component
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:GEAR POSITION INDICATION (PRNDL)
Summary
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2013 Chevrolet Malibu vehicles manufactured April 10, 2012, to August 2, 2012. In the affected vehicles, the console transmission gear selection indicator may not illuminate the shift position selected. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 102, "Transmission Shift Position Sequence, Starter Interlock, and Transmission Braking Effect."
Consequences
If the console shift indicator does not illuminate the transmission gear selection, a driver could inadvertently select a transmission position other than the position the driver intended, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy
GM has notified owners, and dealers will replace the transmission gear selection control module, free of charge. The recall began on April 20, 2015. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020. GM's number for this recall is 12162.
Potential Units Affected
3,690
Notes
General Motors LLC


IIHS Front Small Overlap
N/R
NHTSA Rating Front Driver
5
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
4
NHTSA Rating Front Side
5
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
5
NHTSA Rating Overall
5
NHTSA Rating Rollover
4
IIHS Overall Front Crash
Good
IIHS Overall Side Crash
Good
IIHS Best Pick
1
IIHS Rear Crash
Good
IIHS Roof Strength
Good

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