2013 Chevrolet Malibu

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2013 CHEVROLET MALIBU SPECIFICATIONS

Overview | Engine | Transmission | Chassis/Suspension | Brakes | Wheels/Tires | Dimensions | Capacities

Overview

Model:

2013 Chevrolet Malibu LS, LT, LTZ and Eco midsize sedan

Body style / driveline:

4-door, 5-passenger front-engine transaxle (front-drive)

Construction:

Steel body-frame integral (unibody) with front and rear crumple zones; galvanized steel front fenders, hood, door panels, one-piece bodyside outer panel and trunk lid

Global vehicle class:

Midsize sedan

Manufacturing locations:

Fairfax, Kansas and Detroit-Hamtramck, Michigan

Key competitors:

Ford Fusion, Hyundai Sonata, Toyota Camry, Honda Accord


Engine

Type:

Ecotec 2.4L DOHC I-4 VVT DI w/ eAssist

Ecotec 2.5L DOHC I-4 VVT DI

Ecotec 2.0L DOHC I-4 VVT DI Turbo

Displacement (cu. in. / cc):

2384 / 145.4

2499 / 152.5

1998 / 122

Bore & stroke (in. / mm):

88 x 98 / 3.46 x 3.85

88 x 101 / 3.46 x 3.97

86 x 86 / 3.39 x 3.39

Block material:

Lost foam cast aluminum

Lost foam cast aluminum

Cast aluminum

Cylinder head material:

Lost foam cast aluminum

Lost foam cast aluminum

Cast aluminum

Valvetrain:

DOHC, four-valves per cylinder, continuously variable valve timing

DOHC, four valves per cylinder, continuously variable valve timing

DOHC, four-valves per cylinder, continuously variable valve timing

Valve lifters:

Hydraulic roller finger follower

Hydraulic roller finger follower

Hydraulic roller finger follower

Ignition system:

Coil-on-plug

Coil-on-plug

Coil-on-plug

Fuel delivery:

High-pressure direct injection and electronic throttle control

High-pressure direct injection and electronic throttle control

High-pressure direct injection and electronic throttle control

Compression ratio:

11.2:1

11.3:1

9.5:1

Horsepower (hp / kW @ rpm):

182 / 134 @ 6200 rpm (est.)

197 / 147 @ 6300*

259 / 193 @ 5500*

Torque (lb.-ft. / Nm @ rpm):

172 / 233 @ 4900 rpm

191 / 259 @ 4400*

260 / 353 @ 1700-5500*

Recommended fuel:

Regular unleaded

Regular unleaded

Premium recommended but not required

Max. engine speed (fuel cut-off):

7000 rpm

7000 rpm

7000 rpm

Emissions controls:

SAI System, close-coupled, catalytic converter, variable valve timing; positive crankcase ventilation; evaporative system

SAI system,  close-coupled, catalytic converter, positive crankcase ventilation; evaporative system

Close-coupled, catalytic converter, positive crankcase ventilation; evaporative system

Additional features:

Extended-life spark plugs;
extended-life coolant

Extended-life spark plugs;
extended-life coolant

Extended-life spark plugs; extended-life coolant

Estimated fuel consumption:

 

 

 

Mi/imp.gal (city / hwy / combined)

35 / 53 / 41

31 / 50 / 37

TBD

L/100km (city / hwy / combined)

8.1 / 5.3 / 6.9

9.2 / 5.7 / 7.6

TBD


Transmission

Type:

Hydra-Matic 6T40 six-speed automatic

Hydra-Matic 6T70 six-speed automatic

Gear ratios: (:1):

 

 

     First:

4.58

4.48

     Second:

2.96

2.87

     Third:

1.91

1.84

     Fourth:

1.45

1.41

     Fifth:

1.00

1.00

     Sixth:

0.75

0.74

     Reverse:

2.84

2.88

Final drive ratio (:1):

2.64

2.77


Electric Drive System (Malibu Eco)


Type:

Belt-driven, liquid-cooled induction motor/generator unit and lithium-ion battery system; air-cooled power electronics and battery pack

Maximum electric generating power:

15 kW @ 1570-3180 rpm

Maximum electric motor torque (cranking):

110 lb.-ft. / 150 Nm

Maximum electric motor torque (electric assist):

79 lb.-ft. / 107 Nm @ 1,000 rpm

Maximum electric motor power (electric assist):

15 hp / 11.2 kW @ 1,000-2,200 rpm

Lithium-ion battery:

115V, 0.5-kWh, 15 kW peak power


Chassis / Suspension

Front:

Independent, MacPherson strut-type with dual-path mountings, specifically tuned coil springs, direct-acting stabilizer bar (hollow); hydraulic ride bushings

Rear:

Four-link independent rear; hollow stabilizer bar

Traction control:

All-speed using engine torque reduction and brake intervention

Steering type:

Rack-mounted electric rack-and-pinion power steering

Steering wheel turns lock-to-lock:

2.68

Turning circle, curb-to-curb (feet / metres):

37.4 / 11.4

Steering ratio:

15.2:1


Brakes

Type:

Four-wheel disc w/ABS (w/ESC)

Brake rotor diameter (mm / in):

front:
297 / 11.7 vented; single-piston, cast iron calliper
rear:
292 / 11.5 solid; single-piston, aluminum calliper


Wheels and Tires


Wheel size and type:

16 x 7.5-in. aluminum (LS)
16 x 8.0-in. aluminum (LT)
17 x 8.5-in. aluminum (Eco)
18 x 8.0-in. aluminum (LTZ – std.)
19 x 8.5-in. aluminum (LTZ – opt. Std. when 2.0L turbo engine is available this fall)

Tires:

P215/60R16 all-season
P225/55R17 all-season
P225/55R17 low-rolling resistance (Eco)
P235/50R18 all-season
P245/45R19 all-season


Dimensions

Exterior

Wheelbase (mm / in) :

2738 / 107.8

Overall length (mm / in):

4865 / 191.5

Overall width (mm / in):

1854 / 73

Overall height (mm / in):

1462 / 57.6

Track (mm / in):

front:
1579 / 62.2
rear:
1575 / 62

Coefficient of drag (CD):

.30 (Eco)
.29 (LS)

 

Interior


Headroom (mm / in):

front :
991 / 39.0
rear:
953 / 37.5

Legroom (mm / in):

front :
1069 / 42.1
rear:
935 / 36.8

Shoulder room (mm / in):

front :
1461 / 57.5
rear:
1450 / 57.1

Hip room (mm / in):

front :
1397 / 55.0
rear:
1380 / 54.3


Capacities

Seating capacity (front / rear):

2 / 3

EPA passenger volume (L / cu ft) :

2837 / 100.3

EPA interior volume (L / cu ft):

3299 / 116.5

Cargo volume (L / cu ft):

374 / 13.2 (Eco)
462 / 16.3 (LS, LT, LTZ)

Curb weight (lbs / kg):

1539 / 3393 (LS)
1628 / 3589 (Eco – 1LT trim)
1634 / 3602 (Eco – 2LT trim)
1560 / 3439 (LT – 1LT trim)
1602 / 3532 (LT – 2LT trim w/ 2.5L)
1649 / 3635 (LT – 2LT trim w/ 2.0L turbo)
1609 / 3547 (LTZ w/ 2.5L)
1656 / 3660 (LTZ w/ 2.0L turbo)

Fuel tank (L / imp.gal):

59.9 / 13.1 (Eco)
70 / 15.3 (LS, LT, LTZ)

 

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