2013 Chevrolet Malibu I-4 (Non-eAssist) Priced From $23,150 In United States8
For those holding out for a cheaper 2013 Chevy Malibu, today is a big day. Coming in at a starting price of $23,150, the base 2013 Malibu will launch this summer nearly a full $3,000 under the current eAssist-powered Malibu Eco, which is presently the only powertrain option available. The price also undercuts the 2013 Toyota Camry, but rests significantly above the $20,895 base Hyundai Sonata, and just over the $22,495 all-new-for-2013 Ford Fusion — which has garnered a lot of attention.
With the base 2013 Chevy Malibu comes an all-new 2.5L Ecotec engine that produces 197 horsepower in this application. Fuel economy ratings haven’t been released yet, but Chevrolet surmises the numbers to be on par with the rest of the fray, with highway mileage expected to approach “the mid-30 mpg range.” But as we can speak from experience, the Malibu brings a sensation of cabin silence and impressive chassis dynamics that cannot be found in some of its competitors. There’s also 10 standard airbags, and a pair of auxiliary power outlets standard, among a decent list of other features like Bluetooth, cruise control, and satellite radio. However, Chevy MyLink is available from LT-level packaging on up. In other words, not on the base model. Additionally, the 259 horsepower (193 kW), 260 lb-ft (353 Nm) 2.0L turbocharged mill is only available on LT and LTZ trims when it becomes available later this year.
The total breakdown is 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
So, do you find Chevy’s pricing on its new breadwinner adequate? Or is it not aggressive enough? Sound off in the comment section below!
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3LT $27,710 it’s nice to see they did not turbocharged the price.
Howcome the horsepower in the turbo engine is so much less than it is in other vehicles?
I looked it up and I found out you can get new 2012 Chevrolet Malibu’s starting at $17k and LTZ starting at only like $23,000
2012 Malibus are cheap now because the next gen is coming out and dealers wanna clear out their i nventory.
So what is in place of the mylink touchscreen for the cheap models?
So here is the thing as an owner of a 2006 Bu Maxx that I purchased used with 23,000 miles for $13,000, I have at my desposal a 3.5 L V6 with 200hp and plenty of Torque. Yes the interior is a throw back to the stone age but at the end of the day when the wife unit just needs to get to work the vehicle does the job. As car prices get higher and higher (the demand for used cars have driven up the value of many used cars as well) its hard to justify new or it causes the consumer to be very picky about the type of vehicle they buy. I hope the new BU does well, very impressed with the range of 4 bangers offered. These prices seem very extreme and all over the map with way to many packages, cut some of these and make it simpler for the buyer.
I agree with Fred Flintstones, I bought a used 08 Malibu LTZ with the 2.4 for $13 grand with 57k miles on it. When we got it, it needed some work but was covered under the extended warranty and power-train coverage. New front struts, mounts, steering shaft, blower motor, turn signal switch and that’s it. The car drives perfect, gets great mpg and is just all around relaxing to drive. I’ll do the same when it comes time to buy the new Malibu, I’ll be it used. Unless I buy one new and drive it for 4 years and sell it for 13 grand like the previous owner of my car did.
I want one sent to Barbados so I can parade on the toyota fanatics