My review: 2013 Malibu Eco

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    My review: 2013 Malibu Eco



    When the 2013 Malibu's 2.5-liter four-cylinder brings affordable pricing to the Malibu line this summer, and when its 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder brings higher performance, then the rest of this car's package will have a chance to shine. It's neither a roomy family sedan nor a zippy sports sedan, but the Malibu is smooth, quiet and solid-feeling, and 2013 brought more electronics to the cabin.

    But you'll want to wait until then. The Eco can't compete with a more thorough hybrid for fuel efficiency and can't compete with other midsize sedans for value. Presumably the new engines will be more worthy of the rest of the 2013 Malibu's package than the Eco.
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    Re: My review: 2013 Malibu Eco

    This doesn't sound very promising....

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    Re: My review: 2013 Malibu Eco

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    Re: My review: 2013 Malibu Eco

    Quote Originally Posted by Dovetonsils View Post
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    I'd need to put on a lot more miles before I'd want to draw any conclusions from my own mileage. I report what I get when I have a weeklong vehicle loan -- and can check the mileage manually -- but not 40 minutes judged by the trip computer.

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    Re: My review: 2013 Malibu Eco

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    I am kinda disappointed in the new Malibu. I haven't driven it/ but I looked at it at the auto show, and in the show room of my local Chevy dealer. When the current 08-12 Malibu came out, it was light years ahead of the old one. This one just looks almost the same, with a revised back. The inside is ok, but the vinyl on the seats just seems kinda cheap. Also, why no mylink if you opt for the gps system?


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    Re: My review: 2013 Malibu Eco

    It looks even worse and more bloated in white. Yuck. 2013 Fusion please.
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    Re: My review: 2013 Malibu Eco

    We need honest reviews. Why a new car with so little to offer over the old one? Decreased rear seat room? Who gave the go ahead on this?

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    Re: My review: 2013 Malibu Eco

    Quote Originally Posted by MrCritical View Post
    We need honest reviews. Why a new car with so little to offer over the old one? Decreased rear seat room? Who gave the go ahead on this?
    The problem is that most cars that the Malibu compete in this class are on the borderline of being a mid/large size car, Accord/Camry yet I don't think they are classified as one even though they are big in size. Usually GM is the one offereing an in betweener in terms of size, see equinox and current cts but because they have the impala I guess they can't increase the size too much especially when there is an all new impala coming out which I think will probably have the rear seat leg room of the lacrosse.

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    Re: My review: 2013 Malibu Eco

    I keep getting the feeling this car was released before the proper engines were ready.

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    I really hope the new Impala is by far the best Chevy sedan in decades. Any word on when we will see it uncovered?
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    Re: My review: 2013 Malibu Eco

    The problem is that the new Camry is obviously a worse yet cheaper car. Toyota has done exactly the same as GM but GM gave the car a little substance. It's the stuff you can't quantify that GM has excelled at here. If they didn't people would certainly bitch and moan about it.

    As for the smaller rear seat, it's a midsized car. It's about damn time someone makes one. The Camry is flat out large this generation.

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    Re: My review: 2013 Malibu Eco

    And the Accord got there for this gen. So do folks wnat a cheap large sedan or cheap midsize sedan?

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    Re: My review: 2013 Malibu Eco

    Quote Originally Posted by bballr4567 View Post
    The problem is that the new Camry is obviously a worse yet cheaper car. Toyota has done exactly the same as GM but GM gave the car a little substance. It's the stuff you can't quantify that GM has excelled at here. If they didn't people would certainly bitch and moan about it.

    As for the smaller rear seat, it's a midsized car. It's about damn time someone makes one. The Camry is flat out large this generation.
    The Malibu is longer and wider than the Camry. It just has a shorter wheelbase.

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    Re: My review: 2013 Malibu Eco

    The sad part is the rear leg room has gone down just over half an inch but its gained over 2" in hip room and almost 4" in shoulder room.

    Yet, its still a tweener in the midsize class. Im willing to bet that 99% of people really arent going to complain about the excess legroom as all the complaints about our 08 were in how narrow the rear seat felt.

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