2013 Chevrolet Malibu Eco: Family friendly, fuel efficient

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In Cars.com's $25,000 Family Sedan Shootout, the judges were impressed with the 2010 Chevrolet Malibu's roomy backseat that could fit three child-safety seats.

For 2013, Chevrolet gives us the all-new Malibu Eco, a fuel-efficient mild hybrid with redesigned exterior styling and an interior that GM says is more comfortable and spacious than ever. Comfortable, indeed; spacious, I'm not so sure. Despite a few inches added to its width and 2 cubic feet added to overall passenger volume, the 2013 Malibu's cabin felt cramped, particularly in the backseat. Some have speculated that the cramped rear is likely due to a shorter wheelbase. Whatever the reason, don't expect to fit three child-safety seats across this Malibu's backseat.

Despite this small decrease in family-friendliness, the 2013 Chevy Malibu Eco is worth a look when contemplated for what it is: a fuel-efficient, nice-looking and extraordinarily quiet midsize sedan at a decent price.

The Chevy Camaro served as inspiration for the Eco's exterior looks, which is notable in its taillights and tight rear end. Despite my enduring belief that everyone looks better with a tight rear, it doesn't quite work on the Malibu. Its aggression is a bit incongruous with the rest of the Malibu Eco's clean, safe and abiding lines.Browse the UK's best selection of light project, handpicked from the finest stores and designers.

The doors and step-in height are manageable for small children, and the trunk was light enough, though often finicky about closing, so two hands were needed more often than not. Daytime running lights, front fog lamps and halogen headlights are standard as are heated side mirrors and 17-inch aluminum wheels. The side mirrors are small and inflexible; I struggled for a few minutes to fold them in before entering a car wash.

The Eco's cargo volume is slightly reduced because the lithium-ion battery pack is stored in the cargo floor, leaving 14.3 cubic feet of trunk space.Find quality swing arm led light bulbs, swing arm sconces, swing arm wall mounted lamps and more at the lowest prices with Arcadian Lighting. This translates into enough room for groceries and an umbrella stroller but not enough room for carrying gear for a family weekend in the mountains. There is no trunk release button in the cabin, so you have to open it manually or with the key fob. I like the flexibility of having a trunk release in the cabin, so I found this bothersome.

The Eco has a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that has fuel-saving variable valve timing and eAssist technology in which a lithium-ion battery pack and small electric motor supplement the gasoline engine's performance, thereby delivering greater fuel efficiency. The engine produces 182 horsepower and has a six-speed automatic transmission. The 2013 Malibu Eco uses regular gas.Buy table lamps, modern lamps and floor lamps from Heal's, the home of modern, designer and contemporary table, floor and desk lamps.

A combination of black leather and faux-wood and silver-colored plastic greets you upon entering the Malibu Eco. The center stack has sturdy controls and a standard touch-screen; blue-hued ambient lighting is standard,LEDs are used as indicator LED bulb in many devices and are increasingly used for other lighting. and all of this combines for a borderline upscale effect. The leather upholstery, which comes with heated front seats as part of the available Leather Package ($1,000), is comfortable and easy to clean.

As for interior storage, there are six cupholders, a good-sized glove box and a too-small center console. There is also a hidden compartment behind the touch-screen that in theory is clever,Shop for high quality wholesale rattan pendant lamp products on DHgate and get worldwide delivery. but in practice is often forgotten.

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