The 2013 Malibu Turbo – Chevrolet Spirit on a Midsize Sedan


The turbocharged version of the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu is currently considered as the final model that completed the Malibu’s lineup for the US automobile market for this year. However, the significance of this model does not just end there. This is because a lot of car experts are viewing the turbocharged Malibu as the only model in the lineup that embodies the so-called “Chevrolet spirit.”

These car experts are considering the Malibu Turbo as the only model in the lineup that could embodies the Chevrolet spirit since this is powered by a powerful 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that could generate up to 259 horsepower and 260 lb.-ft. of torque.

Aside from that the vehicle is also capable of sprinting from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 6.3 seconds. In addition to this, the Malibu turbo is also admired for its capability to reach the top speed of 155 miles per hour without the need to exert extra efforts and consume more fuel. This simply means that the vehicle still sticks to its EPA-estimated fuel economy ratings of 21 miles per gallon in the city and 30 miles per gallon on the highway.

The significant characteristics that were found on the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu Turbo can be considered as primary indicators that the vehicle has the Chevrolet spirit since the brand was known for its long history of producing and providing its customers with stylish, affordable, and reliable vehicles.

The turbocharged version of the Malibu was scheduled to go on sale this fall. This will be offered in two variants composed of the mid-level LT trim and the upscale LTZ model. The turbocharged version of the LT will be sold with the Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price of $27,710 while the LTZ variant will have an MSRP of $30,925.

The LT turbo model will be offered with a number of standard features such as the 18-inch aluminum wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, remote start, 8-way power seat with power lumbar for the driver, and the tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel. The controls for the audio as well as of the cruise control were mounted on the steering wheel.

The LTZ turbo model is equipped with heated seats in front, LED taillights, leather-appointed seats, and 19-inch aluminum wheels.

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