- September 25, 2012
2013 Malibu Turbo- A Review
The 2013 Malibu Turbo is the new midsize sedan that has got a Chevrolet Spirit. The exterior is stylish and the interior is comfortable. The safety features are enhanced and the engine is capable of giving a powerful performance.
Mark Meyers, GM global vehicle performance manager said,
“You feel connected to the road in the Malibu turbo, while also being isolated from wind noise and imperfections in the pavement. Behind the wheel, the new Malibu turbo feels responsive. The steering is precise on center, with a confident steering effort build-up as the driver turns into a curve. The chassis feels great in the corners, with excellent body-motion control. The Malibu is a fun car to drive, and the power of the turbo engine makes it even better.”
Let’s have a look at some of its spectacular features.
It comes in the following assorted trims
- Malibu Turbo LT
- Malibu Turbo LTZ
It exhibits a stunning exterior with 18-inch aluminum wheels, LED tail lamps and a four-link rear suspension. The chassis is durable and gives it a more aggressive look. Meyers said,
“With its global pedigree and European tuning, the new Malibu has a robust body structure, premium steering and suspension, and substantial four-wheel disc brakes.”
The interior is comfortable and spacious. This four door , five passenger vehicle is equipped with eight-way power driver seat with power lumbar, tilting and telescoping steering column with steering wheel controls, Leather-appointed seats and Heated front seats. The Dual-zone automatic climate control keeps the temperature inside the car moderate and the Ice-blue ambient lighting gives the interior a glowing look.
The 2013 Malibu is powered by all-new 2.0L turbocharged engine that can deliver an output power of 259-horsepower. It can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 6.3 seconds and a top speed of 155 mph is achieved. An impressive EPA rating of of 21 mpg is achieved in the city and 30 mpg on the highway. An outstanding performance is attained with dual-overhead camshafts and continuously variable valve timing with a direct injection engine. The Hydra-Matic 6T70 six-speed automatic transmission, with TAPShift control is capable of giving fastest acceleration.
Mark Meyers said,
“The all-new turbocharged engine showcases just how capable the new Malibu is, and the turbocharged Malibu is perfect for customers who want a midsize sedan that is fun to drive under a wide range of real-world conditions.”
It is the first 2013 midsize car to earn a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The safety is further improved with advanced safety features. They include
- Cornering Brake Control
- Brake Assist
- 10 standard air bags
- Rearview camera system
- Forward Collision Alert
- Lane Departure Warning
The technology features include
- Chevy MyLink with a seven-inch color touch-screen radio
- USB port
Pricing and availability
It will be available this fall as both a mid-level LT model with a suggested retail price of $27,710 and as an LTZ model with a suggested retail price of $30,925.
So, get ready to cruise in the new car, the 2013 Malibu Turbo and experience the power of driving.