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GM Details 2013-MY Malibu Retail Pricing and Standard Features

June 21, 2012

The Chevrolet Malibu LTZ.
The Chevrolet Malibu LTZ.

DETROIT – GM said its 2013-MY Chevrolet Malibu mid-size sedan will start at a suggested retail price of $23,150, including a $760 destination charge. The 2013 Malibu is available in LS, Eco, LT and LTZ models, with the Eco version having gone on sale earlier this year. An all-new turbocharged Malibu LTZ will be available in the fall. All models are covered by a transferrable five-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty and a three-year/36,000-mile bumper-to-bumper limited warranty, according to GM.

The base prices for all Malibu models – with a $760 destination charge – are as follows:

  • LS (1LS trim): $23,150
  • LT (1LT trim): $24,765
  • LT (2LT trim): $26,000
  • Eco (1SA trim): $26,095
  • Eco (2SA trim): $27,705
  • LT (3LT trim with turbo): $27,710
  • LTZ (1LZ trim): $28,590
  • LTZ (2LZ trim with turbo): $30,925

GM said the starting price is an increase over the 2012-MY Malibu, at $22,870, but that the new model-year Malibu includes more content. The base prices are lower for the LTZ models, which include all-new features such as Chevrolet MyLink with a 7-inch color-touch LCD screen, color LCD driver information center, and dual-zone automatic climate controls.

The list of standard features for the vehicle is as follows:

  • Standard powertrain and chassis content:
  • Ecotec 2.5L direct injection with continuously variable valve timing, rated at 197 horsepower (147 kW)
  • Six-speed automatic transmission with tap-shift control
  • Four-wheel disc brakes with ABS
  • Panic brake assist
  • Electronic park brake
  • StabiliTrak electronic stability control system
  • Electric power steering (rack-mounted)
  • MacPherson strut front suspension
  • Four-link rear suspension
  • 16-inch aluminum wheels
  • Standard exterior content:
  • Active front lower grille aero shutters (LS, Eco, 3LT Turbo)
  • Projector-beam headlamps with automatic exterior lamp control
  • Fin-type combined OnStar/SiriusXM Satellite Radio antenna (body color)
  • Acoustic-laminated, solar-absorbing glass
  • Intermittent windshield wipers with structureless blade

Standard interior content:

  • Air conditioning
  • Audio system: AM/FM stereo with CD with MP3 playback
  • SiriusXM Satellite Radio (with three-month trial period)
  • Six-speaker sound system
  • Bluetooth phone connectivity
  • Cruise control
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Power windows with express down feature
  • Power door and window locks
  • Driver information center
  • Tilt and telescopic steering column
  • Steering wheel audio and cruise controls
  • Driver’s footrest
  • Overhead console
  • Compass display
  • Two auxiliary power outlets
  • Rear center armrest with storage

Standard safety content:

  • 10 standard air bags, including dual-stage frontal air bags, driver and front passenger thorax side-impact air bags, driver and front passenger knee air bags and head curtain side-impact air bags (front and rear outboard seating positions) and rear outboard thorax side-impact air bags
  • Safety belt pretensioners
  • Tire pressure monitoring system
  • OnStar with six months of Directions and Connections service, including Automatic Crash Response, Crisis Assist, Stolen Vehicle Assistance, Remote Door Unlock and more

Uplevel features:

In addition to the content included on LS models, Eco, LT and LTZ models add:

  • 7-inch color touch-screen with concealed storage behind it
  • Chevrolet MyLink connected radio
  • Bluetooth streaming audio for select phones
  • USB port and auxiliary input jack
  • Ice-blue ambient lighting
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control (Eco, 2LT, 3LT and LTZ models)
  • Color driver information center (Eco, 2LT, 3LT and LTZ models)

On 2LT, 3LT and LTZ models, an available advanced safety package adds Forward Collision Alert and Lane Departure Warning. A leather package for Eco (2SA) and LT (2LT/3LT) adds leather-trimmed seating and heated front seats.

On LTZ, the following features are also standard:

  • LED taillamps
  • 18-inch aluminum wheels
  • Dual exhaust with bright chrome accents
  • Silver grille insert
  • Fog lamps
  • Chrome door handles
  • Leather-appointed seats
  • Heated front seats
  • Eight-way power-adjustable driver and passenger seats with power lumbar
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob
  • Remote start
  • Power sunroof (2LZ)
  • An available premium package on the LTZ adds passive entry/keyless access, push-button starting, high-intensity discharge headlamps and driver’s memory seat and mirrors. Nineteen-inch wheels are also available.

Exterior Colors:

  • Silver Ice Metallic
  • Black
  • Black Granite Metallic
  • Blue Topaz Metallic
  • Summit White
  • Crystal Red Tintcoat
  • White Diamond Tricoat
  • Taupe Gray Metallic
  • Atlantis Blue Metallic
  • Champagne Silver Metallic

Interior Color/Trim Choices:

  • Jet Black
  • Jet Black/Titanium
  • Jet Black/Brownstone
  • Cocoa/Light Neutral
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