Sophistication and ease are highlighted within the 2013 Malibu Eco, which continues throughout its technology features. From the mobile technology putting control and convenience in the palm of your hand, to effortless navigation available to help you stay on the right path, Malibu Eco was designed with your comfort and convenience in mind.
Stay connected to your Malibu Eco with the myChevrolet app with the connectivity of OnStar® RemoteLink™ mobile app. Start your vehicle, check diagnostics, contact roadside assistance, schedule routine maintenance and more. Available from the iTunes Store and Google Play (formerly Android Market).
Stepping into your car no longer means stepping away from your day. Take hands-free calls and connect your music with the touch of a button.
Have upcoming turns and street names displayed on the 7-inch diagonal screen and hear directions from the automated voice through OnStar Turn-by-Turn Navigation. Standard for the first six months.
The available Rear Vision Camera on Malibu Eco displays a rear view on the touch screen conveniently in the center stack for easy view. This feature helps you see stationary objects behind your Malibu Eco when traveling in reverse at low speeds.
No matter the season, your 2013 Malibu Eco can be the perfect temperature before you even get in the driver's seat with available Remote Start. Press the button on your key fob and start your vehicle remotely, and it will be ready to go the moment you open the door.
No detail of your driving experience was overlooked in the 2013 Malibu Eco, including the sound quality of your music. Enjoy premium performance sound with the available Pioneer Premium Nine-Speaker Sound System.
Protection is great, but prevention is better. The 2013 Malibu Eco was designed with that in mind, offering technologies that will help avoid collisions altogether including Stabilitrak® Electronic Stability Control System, which assists with directional control of the vehicle during difficult driving situations. Malibu Eco even offers an available Rear Vision Camera to help see certain stationary objects while traveling in Reverse at low speeds.
In the event of a collision, Malibu Eco is equipped to help protect you and your passengers. For the first time, Malibu offers up to 8 airbags including knee air bags for front seat passengers. Structural integrity of the vehicle is important during collisions and Malibu Eco provides an extremely strong, stiff body and an ultra-high-strength steel safety cage, along with Rollover Protection.
Every Malibu Eco offers the security of the latest generation of OnStar with Automatic Crash Response, standard for the first six months. Built-in sensors can automatically alert an OnStar Advisor who is immediately connected to you through your vehicle to see if you need help sent to your exact location ? even if you can't respond
Midsize is taken to the next level with eAssist, a system that works intelligently and subtly with the vehicle's mechanics, capturing energy to help support the powertrain. The result is a remarkable estimated 37 MPG3 on the highway and a vehicle that uses fuel when you need it, and preserves it when you don't.
There's no need to ever think about charging the lithium-ion battery. eAssist features regenerative braking that captures power lost during braking, and converts it to electricity then stores it for when it's needed, helping keep the lithium-ion battery charged and off your to-do list.
How do you power a battery without charging it? It's simple, just drive. By going about your daily routine ? buying groceries, going to a friend's house or driving to work ? the lithium-ion battery stores energy. That energy is later used to deliver an electric boost to the engine during various driving scenarios such as heavy acceleration or climbing a grade. And while the vehicle is at a stop, the engine shuts off and the battery-powered generator powers accessories, preserving fuel so it can be used later3. It's the little things that add up to a great effect.
Offering an estimated 25 city/37 hwy MPG2 in a midsize sedan takes careful thought. However, offering such remarkable fuel economy along with 182 horsepower and its solid, connected-to-the-road feel of a premium sedan ... well, that takes passion. With its ECOTEC® 2.4L Direct Injection 4-cylinder engine that works intuitively with the 15 kW electric motor generator to conserve fuel when it's not needed, Malibu Eco uses smarter engineering for smarter driving.
Owning the 2013 Malibu Eco means you get a smarter drive. When the car is stopped, it automatically switches from using gas to accessories being powered by energy in the lithium-ion battery. The motor-generator brings the engine to a smooth stop and prepares it for a seamless start when the brake pedal is released. Drivers wouldn't notice the transition if it weren't for the integrated Driver Information Center that displays when and where the battery is supporting the powertrain.
Guiding airflow seamlessly around the vehicle body increases fuel efficiency2 by decreasing resistance. A segment first, the Malibu Eco features Aero Grille Shutters that electronically close when engine-cooling needs allow so air can flow more seamlessly. When the engine needs air for cooling, the shutters intuitively open using only electricity. It's designed for increased efficiency while preserving the bold Malibu Eco grille and front-end appearance.
The 2013 Malibu Eco with its 2.4L Direct Injection engine and eAssist Technology intelligently only uses fuel when you need it. That means you can get up to 580 highway miles3 of driving from just one tank of gas. Welcome to more miles and fewer fill-ups.
The 2013 Malibu Eco represents an evolution of the nameplate when it comes to passenger comfort and spaciousness. Compared to its predecessor, it offers more passenger room while maintaining its fashionably sophisticated dual-cockpit design. Interior comfort is enhanced through ambient lighting and the nicely bolstered, sport-sculptured seats, which heighten the Malibu interior experience in both comfort and durability. Ergonomically tested for optimal comfort, the 2013 Malibu Eco interior is a result of relentless refinement at every touch.
Delicate craftsmanship can be seen throughout Malibu Eco whether in its refined surfacing with premium materials or the rich appointments available throughout such as chrome, wood grain or metallic accents. Its refinement can be heard, or better yet, can be experienced, in what you don't hear. Acoustic laminated glass and triple door seals help keep noise outside the vehicle and create a quiet and serene environment in the interior. Malibu Eco also offers intuitive storage options such as behind-screen storage in the sweeping center stack, so everything you bring along for the ride is both safely stored and easily accessible.