Prices for the base 2013 Chevy Malibu rose slightly from $22,870 to $23,150, however, they actually fell for the mid-level models, with the 2013 Malibu 1LT priced at $24,765 ($24,230 for model year 2012) while the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu 2LT starting at $26,000 ($27,060 for MY2012). The previous Malibu 3LT model has been updated for MY2013 with a new turbocharged engine which nearly generates 260-horsepower. Pricing for the revamped 2013 Chevy Malibu 3LT starts at $27,710, less than last year’s model of $29,060
The higher-zoot 2013 Chevrolet Malibu LTZ starts at $28,590, less than last year’s $29,360 price tag; opt for the turbocharged engine, and the 2013 Chevy Malibu LTZ price increases to $30,925, which is still slightly less than last year’s non-turbo top-of-the-line $30,960 Malibu.
The 2013 Chevrolet Malibu Eco is new, and starts at $26,095.
Note all pricing includes $760 destination and handling fee. The 2013 Chevy Malibu Eco is currently available at Chevrolet dealerships. Non-turbo 2013 Malibu LS, LT, and LTZ models go on sale later in 2012. The 2013 Chevrolet Malibu LT and LTZ with turbo will be arriving at dealerships sometime in late third to early fourth quarters of this year.
Our counterparts over at Motor Trend and Automobile Magazine have done preliminary reviews of the 2013 Chevy Malibu and driven the Malibu Eco. GM states that, besides the new engines, the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu will equipped with more standard features including ten airbags.
Source: General Motors/Chevrolet, Motor Trend, Automobile Magazine