2014 Chevrolet Malibu  -  $23,165


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $23,165
Base Invoice: $22,383
Destination Charge: $825
Options: $0
Trim: 4dr Sdn LS w/1LS
Doors: 4
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 29 | City: 25 | Hwy: 36
Body Style: 1LS
Transmission: Transmission, 6-speed automatic, electronically-controlled with overdrive
Engine: Engine, ECOTEC 2.5L DOHC 4-cylinder DI with Variable Valve Timing (VVT) and intake Variable Valve Lift (iVVL) and NEW auto stop/start (196 hp [146.2 kW] @ 6300 rpm, 191 lb-ft of torque [257.9 N-m] 4400 rpm)

Pros

Fuel-efficient powertrains; high-mileage Malibu ECO model; fresh, contemporary styling; MyLink connectivity; improved ride and handling


Model Highlights

The standard powertrain for most of the Malibu lineup in 2014 is a 2.5L 4-cylinder engine and 6-speed automatic transmission. The new engine has direct injection and overhead cams, with stop/start technology. It makes 196 horsepower and 186 pound-feet of torque on regular-grade gas. The premium engine is a 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder which makes 259 horsepower. It is also mated to a 6-speed automatic. Both engines should return relatively good fuel economy, with the 2.5L achieving up to 36 mpg on the highway.

The 2014 Malibu comes in a full range of trims, including basic LS, mid-range LT and top-of-the-line LTZ. Remote keyless entry, cruise control and tilt/telescopic steering adjustment are among many standard features at the base LS level, while LT models include upgraded wheels, Bluetooth, projector headlamps plus optional step-up packages that include heated seats and remote start. The LTZ includes more luxurious dress-ups, heated side mirrors, power leather seats and automatic climate control. LT and LTZ trims include MyLink, a touch-screen-based system that serves as a hub for hands-free connectivity with smartphones, or media players connected by USB cable. It has integrated applications for Pandora and Stitcher internet radio services.

Across the model line, the Malibu gets a swoopy dual-cockpit interior design, with much-upgraded materials; its exterior design has also been refreshed to fit in with other Chevy models like the Camaro and Cruze. One of the design highlights of the interior is a radio face that swivels outward, then up and in, to reveal a large storage space behind.

There are eight standard airbags on all 2014 Malibu models, and separate rear thorax bags will also be optional. A safety package is available, featuring a blind spot warning system, rear cross traffic detection and forward collision alert. A rear view camera is also available.


Model News

The Chevrolet Malibu gets many small updates for the 2014 model year. Engines have been updated, the front fascia receives a redesign and a couple of new features sneak their way into the lineup. The big news for the engine is stop/start technology, which shuts the engine off any time the car is stopped. The moment the driver touches the gas pedal, the car restarts and rolls away like normal, without having used any gas while idling. Normally a premium feature, stop/start technology comes on any Malibu equipped with the base 2.5L engine. Chevrolet's MyLink system has also been upgraded with a Siri hands free mode that can read text messages to busy drivers. Finally, a little bit more knee room has been added for rear seat passengers.


Value Writeup

The 2014 Malibu competes with mid-size 4-door sedans such as the Toyota Camry, Honda Accord, Ford Fusion and Hyundai Sonata; but with its recent redesign, the Malibu is being reconfigured more toward busy, always-connected parents and those who place a priority on fuel efficiency.

For that, at somewhat less than the Camry Hybrid or Fusion Hybrid, the Malibu stands out as a strong value--especially for those who plan to do more mileage on the highway.

The Malibu should also hit the mark for shoppers who want a fresh design, as well as those who need to stay connected. Design-wise, the Malibu looks fresh and up-to-date with the rest of the Chevrolet lineup. And with the standard MyLink system, drivers can get simple hands-free calling functions as well as entertainment through streaming-audio apps.


Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.3

EPA Classification
Midsize Cars

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
36 MPG

Cruising Range - City
395.00 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
25 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
29 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
568.80 mi

Engine Order Code
LKW

Engine Type
Gas I4

Displacement
2.5L/150

Fuel System
Direct Injection

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
196 @ 6300

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
191 @ 4400

Trans Order Code
MNH

Trans Type
6

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic

First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.58

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.96

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75

Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.84

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.64

Total Cooling System Capacity
7.5 qts

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
100.3 ft³

Front Head Room
39.00 in

Front Leg Room
42.10 in

Front Shoulder Room
57.50 in

Front Hip Room
55.00 in

Second Head Room
37.50 in

Second Leg Room
36.80 in

Second Shoulder Room
57.10 in

Second Hip Room
54.30 in

Wheelbase
107.80 in

Length, Overall
191.50 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
73.00 in

Height, Overall
57.60 in

Track Width, Front
62.20 in

Track Width, Rear
62.00 in

Trunk Volume
16.3 ft³

Base Curb Weight
3393 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut

Suspension Type - Rear
Four-Link

Front Tire Order Code
QPE

Rear Tire Order Code
QPE

Front Tire Size
P215/60R16

Rear Tire Size
P215/60R16

Front Wheel Size
16 x 7.5 in

Rear Wheel Size
16 x 7.5 in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.2

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.68

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
37.4 ft

Brake Type
Pwr

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.7 x -TBD- in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.5 x -TBD- in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
15.8 gal

Basic Years
3

Basic Miles/km
36,000

Drivetrain Years
5

Drivetrain Miles/km
100,000

Roadside Assistance Years
5

Maintenance Years
2

Corrosion Years
6

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
100,000

Maintenance Miles/km
24,000

Corrosion Years
3

Corrosion Miles/km
100,000

Corrosion Miles/km
36,000

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
14V240000

Mfg's Report Date
MAY 08, 2014

Component
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

Potential Number of Units Affected
8,208

Summary
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2014 Buick Lacrosse vehicles manufactured January 29, 2014, through March 31, 2014 and 2014 Chevrolet Malibu vehicles manufactured February 7, 2014, through March 31, 2014, and equipped with 17 inch front brake rotors. The affected vehicles may have had brake rotors intended for the rear of the car accidentally installed on the front. The rear rotors, while the same diameter, are thinner and may result in a front brake pad detaching from the caliper.

Consequence
If a brake pad detaches from caliper, there may be a sudden reduction in braking, lengthening the distance required to stop the vehicle and increasing the risk of a crash.

GM will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the front brake rotors, and install the correct rotors with new brake pads, as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin around May 29, 2014. Owners may contact General Motors customer service at 1-800-521-7300 (Buick) or 1-800-222-1020 (Chevrolet). GM's number for this recall is 14128.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
14V247000

Mfg's Report Date
MAY 14, 2014

Component
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

Potential Number of Units Affected
140,067

Summary
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2014 Chevrolet Malibu vehicles manufactured June 12, 2013, through May 2, 2014, and equipped with a 2.5L engine with the auto stop/start option. The affected vehicles may experience a complete loss of brake vacuum assist, disabling the hydraulic boost assist. As such, these vehicles do not comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 135, "Light Vehicle Brake Systems."

Consequence
If the hydraulic boost assist is disabled, slowing or stopping the vehicle will require additional brake pedal effort and a lengthened stopping distance. Both of these effects increase the risk of a crash.

GM will notify owners, and dealers will update the electronic brake control module software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin around May 30, 2014. Owners may contact General Motors customer service at 1-800-222-1020. General Motors number for this recall is 14201.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
16V502000

Mfg's Report Date
JUL 05, 2016

Component
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM , POWER TRAIN

Potential Number of Units Affected
7,620

Summary
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2016-2017 Buick Verano and 2016 Chevrolet Malibu as the electronic park lock lever may allow the ignition key to be removed without the transmission being in PARK. Also, certain 2013 Buick Encore, 2011 Buick Regal, 2013-2014 Buick Verano, 2011-2016 Chevrolet Cruze, 2010-2013 Chevrolet Equinox 2013-2015 Chevrolet Malibu, and 2011-2013 GMC Terrain vehicles may have been serviced with similar defective replacement electronic park lock levers. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 114, "Theft Protection and Rollaway Prevention."

Consequence
If the key is removed without the transmission in PARK, the vehicle may rollaway as occupants are exiting, increasing the risk of injury.

GM will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and if necessary replace the key cylinder lock housing, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020, Buiick 1-800-521-7300, and GMC 1-800-462-8782. GM's number for this recall is 50490 and 50491.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
14V092000

Mfg's Report Date
FEB 21, 2014

Potential Number of Units Affected
355

Summary
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2014 Buick Regal, LaCrosse, Verano, and Enclave, and Chevrolet Impala, Malibu, Cruze, and Traverse, and GMC Acadia vehicles equipped with automatic transmissions. In the affected vehicles, the transmission shift cable adjuster may disengage from the transmission shift lever. As such, these vehicles do not conform to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 102, "Transmission Shift Lever Sequence, Starter Interlock, and Transmission Braking Effect." They also fail to conform to FMVSS number 114, "Theft Protection and Rollaway Prevention."

Consequence
If a vehicle's shift cable disengages from the transmission shift lever, a driver may be unable to shift gear positions and the indicated shift position may not represent the gear position the vehicle is in. Should a disengagement occur while the vehicle is being driven, when the driver goes to stop and park the vehicle, the driver may be able to shift the lever to the "PARK" position, but the vehicle transmission may not be in the "PARK" gear position. If the vehicle is not in the "PARK" position there is a risk the vehicle will roll away as the driver and other occupants exit the vehicle or anytime thereafter. A vehicle rollaway increases the risk of injury to exiting occupants and bystanders.

General Motors will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and replace any affected transmission shift cable adjusters, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in late March 2014. Chevrolet owners may contact General Motors at 1-800-222-1020, Buick owners at 1-800-521-7300, and GMC owners at 1-800-462-8782. General Motors' number associated with this recall is 14048.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
13V567000

Mfg's Report Date
NOV 13, 2013

Component
VISIBILITY

Potential Number of Units Affected
42,696

Summary
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2014 Chevrolet Malibu vehicles manufactured June 12, 2013, through November 5, 2013. The heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) control in these vehicles may intermittently become inoperable when the vehicle is started, preventing the windshield defroster from working. Thus, these vehicles fail to conform to the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 103, "Windshield Defrosting and Defogging Systems."

Consequence
The inability to turn on the windshield defroster may decrease the driver's visibility thereby increasing the risk of a crash.

GM will notify owners, and dealers will update the electronic climate control module software, free of charge. The recall began during December 2013. Owners may contact GM at 1-800-521-7300. GM's recall campaign number is 13380.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
15V164000

Mfg's Report Date
MAR 23, 2015

Component
VISIBILITY

Potential Number of Units Affected
87,063

Summary
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2013-2015 Chevrolet Malibu vehicles October 24, 2011, to March 5, 2015. In the affected vehicles, the Slide or Tilt switch for the roof panel may not be adequately recessed to prevent the switch from inadvertently being pressed. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 118, "Power-Operated Window, Partition, and Roof Panel Systems."

Consequence
The Slide or Tilt roof panel switch may inadvertently be pressed and the roof panel may auto-close unexpectedly, increasing the risk of a pinch injury.

GM will notify owners, and dealers will update the Body Control Module (BCM) software to remove auto-close feature for certain switch positions, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020. GM's number for this recall is 15176.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Overall Rating

Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver

Frontal Crash Test Note
Not Applicable

Not Applicable

Overall Side Crash Rating

Side Barrier Rating

Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat

Male/Female Dummy Note
Male: Average sized adult male dummy in 35-MPH crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs. Female: Small-sized adult female dummy in 35-mph crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs.

Combined Side Rating Rear Seat

Rollover Rating

Rollover Rating Dynamic Test Result
No Tip

Risk of Rollover
11.1%

Side Barrier Rating Driver

Rollover Note
Dynamic (moving) test results (Tip or No Tip) and measured rollover-related properties determine vehicle's risk of rollover in single vehicle crash and its rollover rating. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is.

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger

Combined Side Rating Front Seat

Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat

Engine, ECOTEC 2.5L DOHC 4-cylinder DI with Variable Valve Timing (VVT) and intake Variable Valve Lift (iVVL) and NEW auto stop/start (196 hp [146.2 kW] @ 6300 rpm, 191 lb-ft of torque [257.9 N-m] 4400 rpm)

Transmission, 6-speed automatic, electronically-controlled with overdrive

Gear select, manual mode

Front wheel drive

Suspension, front, MacPherson strut

Suspension, rear 4-link

Steering, power, non-variable ratio, electric, rack-mounted

Brakes, 4-wheel antilock, 4-wheel disc

Brake lining, high-performance, noise and dust performance with FNC rotors

Wheels, 16" (40.6 cm) aluminum

Tires, P215/60R16 all-season, blackwall

Tire sealant and inflator kit (Included and only available with (9L3) Spare Tire Not Desired.)

Wheel, spare, not desired

Tire, spare, not desired

Headlamps, halogen composite with automatic exterior lamp control

Headlamps, reflector/reflector type

Mirrors, outside power-adjustable, black

Glass, solar absorbing

Wipers, front intermittent with structureless wiper blades

Audio system, AM/FM stereo with CD player and MP3 playback capability

SiriusXM Satellite Radio, delete

Audio system feature, 6-speaker system

Bluetooth for phone, personal cell phone connectivity to vehicle audio system

Seats, front bucket

Seat adjuster, driver, 4-way manual, 2-way power vertical

Seat adjuster, front passenger, 4-way manual

Head restraints, 2-way adjustable (up/down), front

Seat, rear, 60/40 split-folding

Armrest, center, rear with cup holders

Steering wheel, 3-spoke

Steering column, tilt and telescopic

Steering wheel controls, mounted audio and cruise controls

Instrumentation, analog with speedometer, tachometer, engine temperature and fuel gauge

Driver Information Center, color display includes trip/fuel information, vehicle information and vehicle messages

Windows, power with Express-Down on all

Door and window locks, rear child security

Remote Keyless Entry includes panic alarm button

Cruise control, electronic with set and resume speed

Trunk release, power located in CHMSL decklid, push button open on key fob

Compass display

Theft-deterrent system, content theft alarm

Air conditioning with humidity sensor

Defogger, rear-window

Power outlets, 2 auxiliary 1 in integrated center stack, 1 in center console

Mirror, inside rearview manual day/night

Console, overhead

Visors, driver and front passenger illuminated vanity mirrors

Lighting, interior with theater dimming and delayed entry/exit

Map pockets, driver and front passenger seatbacks

Coat hooks, driver- and passenger-side rear

Dead pedal, driver

Brake Assist, panic

StabiliTrak, stability control system

Daytime Running Lamps

Air bags, 10 total, frontal and knee for driver and front passenger, side-impact seat-mounted and roof rail for front and rear outboard seating positions includes Passenger Sensing System (Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner's Manual for more information.)

OnStar, 6 months of Directions and Connections plan includes Automatic Crash Response, Stolen Vehicle Assistance, Roadside Assistance and Turn-by-Turn Navigation (Visit onstar.com for coverage map, details and system limitations. Services vary by model and conditions.)

Safety belts, 3-point, all positions

Safety belt pretensioners, driver and front passenger

LATCH system (Lower Anchors and Top tethers for CHildren), for child safety seats

Tire Pressure Monitor System

 
EMISSIONS, FEDERAL REQUIREMENTS
$0

 
EMISSIONS, CALIFORNIA STATE REQUIREMENTS
$0

 
EMISSIONS, CONNECTICUT, DELAWARE, MAINE, MARYLAND, MASSACHUSETTS, NEW JERSEY, NEW YORK, OREGON, PENNSYLVANIA, RHODE ISLAND, VERMONT AND WASHINGTON STATE REQUIREMENTS
$0

 
EMISSIONS OVERRIDE, CALIFORNIA
$0

 
EMISSIONS OVERRIDE, FEDERAL
$0

 
EMISSIONS OVERRIDE, STATE-SPECIFIC
$0

 
ENGINE, ECOTEC 2.5L DOHC 4-CYLINDER DI
$0

 
TRANSMISSION, 6-SPEED AUTOMATIC, ELECTRONICALLY-CONTROLLED
$0

 
PREFERRED EQUIPMENT GROUP
$0

 
SILVER ICE METALLIC
$0

 
SUMMIT WHITE
$0

 
CHAMPAGNE SILVER METALLIC
$0

 
ATLANTIS BLUE METALLIC
$0

 
BLACK GRANITE METALLIC
$225

 
ASHEN GRAY METALLIC
$0

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
SEATS, FRONT BUCKET
$0

 
JET BLACK/TITANIUM, PREMIUM CLOTH SEAT TRIM
$0

 
AUDIO SYSTEM, AM/FM STEREO WITH CD PLAYER AND MP3 PLAYBACK CAPABILITY
$0

 
PROTECTION PACKAGE
$275

 
ENGINE BLOCK HEATER
$75

 
LPO, REAR SPOILER, BODY COLOR, FLUSHMOUNT
$390

 
MOLDINGS, BODY-COLOR BODYSIDE
$0

 
LPO, FRONT AND REAR SPLASH GUARDS
$160

 
LPO, CHROME DOOR HANDLES
$225

 
LICENSE PLATE BRACKET, FRONT
$15

 
FLOOR MATS, CARPETED FRONT AND REAR
$0

 
LPO, ALL-WEATHER FLOOR MATS
$140

 
LPO, ALL-WEATHER CARGO MAT, BLACK
$80

 
LPO, REMOTE START
$265

 
LPO, AMBIENT LIGHTING
$500

 
CARGO CONVENIENCE NET, TRUNK
$0

 
REAR PARKING ASSIST
$295

 
NEW JERSEY COST SURCHARGE
$0

 
ILLINOIS COST SURCHARGE
$0

 
PENNSYLVANIA COST SURCHARGE
$0


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