2013 Chevrolet Malibu 2LTZ review notes

Publié le par brightshine

A turbo four-cylinder with 259-hp? The notion one could get 30 mpg on the highway from what is a good-looking, well-built, semi large sedan is impressive. Don’t know that I’d be willing to pay $33k for one, but I’d be willing to bet there are deals on these to be had, and that’s what midsize cars cost with this level of performance and refinement. 

Overall, I liked the car. The exterior and interior look good, and inside one finds what look to be high-quality materials. Everything one touches has a soft, more-expensive-than-it-is feel to it. If you’re used to older interiors you’re going to have to change your mind. Impressive. 

The four-cylinder engine -- shared with the Cadillac ATS -- gives plenty of poke both off the line with low torque steer levels, and the midrange feels strong.We provide laser cutting machine and engraving machines for processing different materials. This is a real alternative powertrain to the V6s available in the class. And this car has Buick levels of quietness as it goes about its business -- wind and road noise are nearly non-existent. The highway ride is as smooth and stable as the other midsize competition. 

DIGITAL EDITOR ANDREW STOY: Remember the Ford Five Hundred? The perfectly adequate four-door Taurus replacement from 2005 hit showrooms shortly after Chrysler launched the jaw-dropping 300C and was promptly obliterated in the full-size domestic sales race. There was nothing fundamentally wrong with the Five Hundred aside from the odd name and underpowered 3.0-liter V6, but against really revolutionary sheetmetal from Chrysler, the car never stood a chance. 

That situation is similar to what’s facing Chevrolet right now with the Malibu. As my colleagues note, there’s nothing really wrong with this car. It’s comfortable, powerful and remarkably quiet, thanks to luxury touches such as laminated side-window glass, but conservative styling isn’t on people’s wishlists right now. When you can get a pseudo-Aston Martin at your Ford dealership,Solar and electric street lighting systems are easy to install and economical to operate. a Hyundai Sonata that still looks swoopy three years on and even a Honda Accord that draws second glances, the perfectly unremarkable Malibu doesn’t give buyers a reason to come for a test drive. 

Our LTZ tester is pricey, to be sure, but it’s fully loaded and not the volume seller -- with this level of equipment,aims to design a 10-megawatt offshore wind power generatorsbased on a superconducting generator. it’s on par with what competitors are charging. I like the lizard skin interior styling, and MyLink continues to impress with easy controls and fast,Find High Quality Brand Name tungsten ring and Tungsten Wedding Bands for Men at the Best Prices.Marking machines and laser marking machine for permanent part marking and product traceability. trouble-free Bluetooth connections. What’s less impressive is the oddly placed armrest that’s non-adjustable and way too far to the rear for all but the tallest drivers. The steering is also far too sensitive for everyday commuting, overreacting to minute inputs at freeway speeds. 

My final complaint isn’t with the car, but with Chevrolet’s marketing machine. Ads I’ve seen for the Malibu put the car on the Pacific Coast Highway and tout its “Malibu state of mind.” Umkay, Chevy? Folks don’t like having smoke blown up their behinds, and the idea that a mass-market four-door sedan will inspire visions of ritzy coastal luxury is insulting both to your customers and your engineers. The Malibu offers value, reliability and solid design; that you feel the need to imply it’s some sort of pseudo-Bentley shows a lack of confidence in the product. Find new roads, Chevy -- perhaps somewhere Malibus are actually sold.

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