2013 Chevrolet Malibu Review
Pros & Cons
- Upscale interior
- advanced high-tech features
- composed and comfortable ride
- Eco model's high fuel economy.
- Less rear legroom than competitors
- transmission makes Eco model feel sluggish
- oddly shaped trunk space in the Eco.
List Price Range
$7,966 - $15,595
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Most helpful consumer reviews
LTZ 4dr Sedan w/1LZ (2.5L 4cyl 6A)
We purchased our LTZ last week. The color and interior we wanted, White Diamond and Brownstone, was not available in the Chicago area. Our dealer found the car we wanted in Indiana a three hour drive away. We are very pleased with the car which has the Electronics pkg, LTZ Premium pkg and Advanced Safety Pkg. It is very quiet and comfortable. My wife drives the car and has shared that she has received compliments from from people she does not know. This is a car we may have for a while.
LS 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6A)
The redesigned 2013 Malibu looks and drives nothing like the 2012 model. This car is an extremely comfortable drive and the seats hug you. It features a quiet interior which you will really notice on those drives on the interstate. In addition to the redesigned interior, Chevy redesigned the gearing to get a car with a total average of about 30mpg city/highway. In short, if you are looking for a reliable car with a sleek look this is the car to have.
Eco 4dr Sedan w/Premium Audio (2.4L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid 6A)
The ride of this car is very smooth and very quiet.It's not going to win any contests in the 0-60MPH area, but it will get 30-32 MPG in mixed highway and city driving.Strictly highway driving will yield at least the 37mpg that it's rated for and possibly more depending how heavy your foot gets.Previously had an Acura TL,and I can say that the Malibu outshines the TL in nearly every category.Interior materials including leather are high quality. MyLink system fully integrates with my iPhone including putting album art on the screen. This car is a joy to drive and when I look around at other sedans like the TL or the Lexus IS I feel pretty smart with my decision to buy the Malibu for much less
LT 4dr Sedan w/2LT (2.5L 4cyl 6A)
My 2013 Malibu 2LT is having a major issue that can cause a serious accident.. The steering and all electronics shut down while I'm driving. The motor remains running but all electronics shut completely down. The dealer won't fix this issue and I will put the biggest lawsuit on Chevy if I get into an accident