With its high-tech features and new athletic styling, the 2013 Chevy Malibu Eco could easily be mistaken for just another good-looking, tech-savvy vehicle. In addition to aesthetics and entertainment , the Malibu Eco boasts exceptional safety and sustainability features that make it a responsible choice for families.
Like good health, safety starts with preventive measures. The 2013 Malibu Eco provides collision-avoidance technologies, such as traction control, 4-wheel antilock brakes, and Chevy’s own StabiliTrak® Electronic Stability Control System. Additionally available services include Lane Departure Warning that alerts you to unsignaled lane changes above 25 mph. Forward Collision Alert also alerts you to imminent collisions by signaling the rapid approach of another vehicle.
We realize that regardless of the precautions you take, sometimes collisions are unavoidable. If a collision does occur, the Malibu Eco provides drivers and passengers alike with a remarkable 10 airbags, including knee airbags for driver and front passenger. The strong, stiff body and rollover protection provided by ultra-high-strength steel offers the kind of structural integrity that counts.
Because OnStar® with Automatic Crash Response comes standard in the 2013 Malibu for the first six months, a collision means that help is on the way, even if you’re unable to respond or find your cell phone.
Responsibility doesn’t end with a person’s own safety; we all have a responsibility to our environment, and the design and technology behind the 2013 Malibu Eco provides plenty of opportunities to embrace such stewardship. Malibu Eco’s “Ecologic” features are audited by a third-party sustainability auditor, to ensure they meet the highest standards possible. Part of Chevrolet’s commitment to the environment includes responsible manufacturing processes, such as landfill-free transmission facilities committed to conserving resources. Several facilities also include designated habitat areas certified by the Wildlife Habitat Council. Once a vehicle’s lifetime comes to an end, 85% of it is recyclable, continuing its responsibility until the end.
Another major aspect of the 2013 Malibu’s commitment to sustainability is seen in its fuel-efficient technology. Thugh eAssist technology, energy is captured to support the powertrain and preserved when unneded, providing an EPA-estimated 37 MPG on the highway. Another benefit of eAssist is its regenerative braking, which converts power normally lost during coasting and braking into electricity, storing it for when needed. This allows you to eliminate the need for charging the lithium-ion battery.
That same battery pack provides for fuel efficiency by shutting off the engine and powering accessories when the vehicle is stopped, allowing fuel to be preserved for later use. Malibu Eco uses smart engineering in its 182 horsepower engine with its ECOTEC® 2.4L Direct Injection 4-cylinder engine that works in tandem with its 15 kW motor-generator unit to provide the best in fuel conservation. When driving the 2013 Malibu Eco, you won’t notice the transition except to see the change displayed on the 7-inch touch-screen.
With its unmatched safety and sustainability, the 2013 Malibu Eco will do more than turn heads: It might just turn the world around.