With its bold new athletic appearance and high-tech offerings, the 2013 Chevy Malibu boasts exceptional precision and design, both inside and out. Offering up to an EPA-estimated 34 MPG on the highway, the new Malibu offers aerodynamic design with a purpose as well as advanced MyLink technology.
Chevy’s new “infotainment” system bridges the gap between smart phones and other USB devices. Reviewers cite a notable aspect of MyLink technology that are superior to other manufacturers’ comparable systems while verifying its easy-to-use format: You don’t need a special app loaded to the device in order to sync it with MyLink. When you do sync a compatible device with MyLink, you’ll have full access to entertainment options such as your personal music library as well as your free 3-month trial of SiriusXM Satellite Radio’s 140 channels, Pandora® or Stitcher™ SmartRadio playlist, all while using Gracenote® technology to simplify your ability to quickly play whatever song or file you wish to play.
Of course, MyLink provides more than just entertainment. It also includes OnStar® Turn-by-Turn Navigation for 24/7 assistance, allowing directions to be sent directly to your touch screen. This service comes standard for 6 months. The Sirius XM Travel Link provides fuel price updates as well as up-to-the-minute weather reports, movie times, and more, and costs only $1.99 per month after your 3-month free trial. With the ECOTEC® 2.4L engine, Eco eAssist technology increases the estimated MPG to 37, including a Power Flow display. Also included are conveniences like Keyless Access, Remote Start, and Push Button Start, which even allows you to set the temperature remotely.
Once inside the vehicle, MyLink can be navigated via either enhanced voice control or the 7” high-resolution color touch screen, behind which your device can be safely stored. Your contacts list and a selection of mobile apps will be accessible through Malibu’s high-accuracy speech recognition combines with Bluetooth® streaming audio and a customizable home page, allowing hands-free calling for optimal safety while driving. The same technology allows for convenient hands-free lower tech listening, as well, such as AM/FM radio or CD.
Also new for the 2013 Malibu is its bold new designed. Combining the edgy look of a sports car with the classic lines of a luxury sedan allows the Malibu to embody the best of both worlds. The wider track and shorter wheelbase certainly contribute to this exciting new look. Like all pro athletes, the Malibu cares about aerodynamics. Its design is more than an aesthetic statement: the aero-optimized features decrease wind resistance, adding to other fuel-efficient features.
The athletic look continues to the interior, with highly bolstered sport-sculpted seats taking center stage in the dual-cockpit design. Sophisticated storage solutions contribute to the comfortable, roomy feel that benefits both driver and passengers. Refined surfacing and options of woodgrain, metallic, and chrome accents complement the acoustic laminated glass and low-gloss surfacing for a truly luxurious look.
Chevy’s first global midsize sedan, the 2013 Malibu, is destined to become a world-class success story.