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2013 Chevrolet Malibu KBB Expert Review

The Fair Market Range for this car in your area is $24,933 - $25,676.

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MSRP $27,405

Fair Purchase Price $25,305
Fair Market Range ($24,933 - $25,676)

Invoice $26,208
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KBB Expert Rating 7.6 / 10
10/7.6
This Car - 2013 Chevrolet Malibu
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KBB Expert Review

KBB Editors' Overview

By Zach Vlasuk - Updated Date: 3/27/2012


The all-new 2013 Chevrolet Malibu Eco takes a different approach to fuel-efficient technology with its innovative eAssist system, which utilizes a compact lithium-ion battery to supplement the conventional gasoline engine for increased fuel economy in various driving conditions. Since the Malibu Eco is not a hybrid in the conventional sense, it does not deliver the remarkable fuel economy of its engine+battery-powered competitors such as the Toyota Camry Hybrid and Ford Fusion Hybrid. The Malibu Eco does, however, deliver one of the most comfortable rides of any mid-size sedan we've ever driven.

You'll Like This Car If...

If you are looking for an American-built mid-size sedan with good fuel economy, excellent handling and an exceptionally quiet cabin, the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu Eco will fit the bill.

You May Not Like This Car If...

If outstanding fuel economy is at the top of your list, the Toyota Camry Hybrid (as high as 43 mpg in the city, 39 on the highway) might be worth a closer look. The Camry Hybrid offers 30-percent better fuel economy and more horsepower at a mere $700 premium over the Malibu Eco.

What's Significant About This Car?

The all-new for 2013 Chevrolet Malibu Eco employs an evolutionary redesign with a new drivetrain, fresh interior and exterior styling and refined dynamics. The Malibu Eco is the most fuel-efficient Malibu ever built and offers a host of advanced features including Chevrolet's new infotainment system, MyLink. With the 2013 Eco model currently in showrooms across the country, expect to see a new entry-level Malibu this summer and a turbocharged performance variant to hit dealerships by the end of 2012.

Driving It Driving Impressions

A composed, quiet ride characterizes the Malibu Eco's on-road demeanor. Although its power plant's fundamental role is fuel efficiency, the 2.4-liter's 182 horsepower output should be sufficient for most drivers. The regenerative (battery-charging) brakes emit a disconnected, synthetic feel and do not inspire a heap of confidence. But the big story with the Malibu Eco is GM's eAssist system, with its air-cooled lithium-ion battery and Auto-Stop feature that shuts off the engine when the vehicle is stopped. Especially handy in stop-and-go traffic, the eAssist battery waits to restart the gasoline engine until the moment your foot lifts off the brake pedal. The transition is virtually imperceptible, and eAssist further improves fuel economy by utilizing a15-horsepower electric motor under heavy acceleration. While we observed exceptional highway fuel economy with our test vehicle, the Malibu Eco returned a rather mediocre 22 miles per gallon in the city under normal driving conditions.

Favorite Features

MyLink Infotainment System
Chevrolet's MyLink infotainment system features one of the most user-friendly multimedia interfaces on the market. MyLink's various features; including smartphone integration for Pandora and Stitcher applications, Bluetooth streaming audio for wireless MP3/WMA connectivity and a comprehensive Gracenote database for simple music related voice-commands, are clearly displayed on a large 7-inch touchscreen that flips open to reveal a hidden storage compartment.

Ambient Interior Lighting
The Malibu Eco's blue ambient lighting reflects off of strategically-located chrome accents throughout the cabin to create a modern, inviting ambiance.


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