Chevrolet Malibu - 2013

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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

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Engines

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):

145.4 / 2384

150 / 2457

122 / 1998

Bore & stroke
(in. / mm):

3.46 x 3.85 / 88 x 98

3.46 x 3.97 / 88 x 101

3.39 x 3.39 / 86 x 86

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, PZEV-capable, close-coupled, catalytic converter, variable valve timing; positive crankcase ventilation; evaporative system

SAI system, PZEV-capable, 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

EPA-estimated fuel economy (city / hwy)

25 / 37

22 / 34

21 / 30

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Transmissions

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

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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

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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 / meters):

37.4 / 11.4

Steering ratio:

15.2:1

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Brakes

Type:

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

Brake rotor diameter – front
(in / mm):

11.7 / 297 vented; single-piston, cast iron caliper

Brake rotor diameter – rear
(in / mm):

11.5 / 292 solid; single-piston, aluminum caliper

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Wheels/Tires

Wheel size and type:

16 x 7.5-in. aluminum (LS)
17 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.)

Tires:

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

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Dimensions

Exterior

Wheelbase (in / mm) :

107.8 / 2738

Overall length (in / mm):

191.5 / 4865

Overall width (in / mm):

73 / 1854

Overall height (in / mm):

57.6 / 1462

Front track (in / mm):

62.2 / 1579

Rear track (in / mm):

62 / 1575

Coefficient of drag (cD):

.30 (Eco)
.29 (LS)

 

Interior

Seating capacity (front / rear):

2 / 3

Headroom (in / mm):

39.0 / 991 (front)
37.5 / 953 (rear)

Legroom (in / mm):

42.1 / 1069 (front)
36.8 / 935 (rear)

Shoulder room (in / mm):

57.5 / 1461 (front)
57.1 / 1450 (rear)

Hip room (in / mm):

55.0 / 1397 (front)
54.3 / 1380 (rear)

EPA passenger volume (cu ft / L) :

100.3 / 2837

EPA interior volume (cu ft / L):

116.5 / 3299

Cargo volume (cu ft / L):

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

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Capacities

Fuel tank (gal / L):

15.8 / 59.9 (Eco)
18.5 / 70 (LS, LT, LTZ)

Engine oil (qt / L):

2.4L: 5.0 / 4.7
2.5L: 5.0 / 4.7
2.0L: 6.3 / 6.0

Cooling system (qt / L):

2.4L: 5.0 / 4.7
2.5L: TBD
2.0L: TBD

Curb weight (lbs / kg):

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

*SAE certified.
Note: Information shown is current at time of publication.

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