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Four Decades of Data Helped Build the Next-Generation 2016 Malibu

Making something sturdy and reliable doesn’t always require lots of innovation and technology—sometimes, all it takes is a look back at the past.

To ensure the next-generation 2016 Malibu can handle the world’s worst roads (even if it never needs to drive on them), Chevrolet looked at data collected over four decades from across the globe.

Since 1972, data-collection boxes have been placed in cars around the world, which record all kinds of things that happen to it, like the harshness and frequency of every bump, shudder, and jounce it experiences.

Chevrolet used this kind of data to build unique road courses and engineer durability-testing machines, which could be used to test the 2016 Malibu’s durability through harsh abuse. As a result, the car has logged in more than 1.5 million miles of driving in controlled environments and an open roads, including in scorching-hot Arizona and freezing-cold Northern Canada.

And that means when you drive off in a 2016 Malibu from College Chevrolet Buick, you know it’ll take you anywhere.

 

Chevy Malibu – A Fuel-Efficient Sedan

Are you looking for something that is both fuel-efficient and family-friendly? Look no further than the 2014 Chevrolet Malibu. According to AutoGuide, it is one of the top ten most fuel-efficient non-hybrid family sedans.

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2014 Chevy Malibu

It all stems from its engine. The new Malibu is powered by a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine and features a six-speed automatic transmission. It is able to get 25 mpg in the city* and 36 mpg on the highway* which edges out its Ford rival, the Fusion. The Malibu offers efficiency, yes, but it is also able to produce the power you need to get around town. The base 2.5-liter makes 196-horsepower and 191 lb-ft of torque. Drivers can also opt up to the 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder for a little added power. It makes 295-horsepower and 295 lb-ft. of torque.

For the new model year, the Malibu also features Stop/Start technology which shuts the engine off when the car comes to a complete stop. This definitely increases your fuel economy giving you more mpgs and more money in your pocket.

If you are looking for a fuel-efficient sedan, look no further than the 2014 Chevy Malibu available at College Chevy! Give us a call to schedule a test drive with your family today!

*EPA-estimates only, actual mileage will vary.

2014 Chevy Malibu Awarded 5-Star Safety Honors by NHTSA

Malibu Awarded 5-Star Safety Honors

2014 Chevy Malibu – Available at College Chevy!

The 2014 Chevy Malibu has achieved a milestone in safety by being awarded the highest possible 5-star Overall Vehicle Score by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) during their New Car Assessment Program.

Chief among the reasons for the Malibu’s NHTSA 5-star safety test success are the numerous active and passive safety features that are both standard and available for the midsize sedan. The Malibu offers an ultra-high-strength steel safety cage, rollover protection, and 10 airbags—including knee airbags for driver and front passenger—standard.

In addition, available active safety features make the Malibu one of the safest and most intelligent vehicles on the road. These features include Forward Collision Alert, Lane Departure Warning, Side Blind Zone Alert, and Rear Cross Traffic Alert. Every Malibu also comes pre-packaged with six months of OnStar service.

“Safety is an increasingly important consideration for new vehicle buyers, especially for those in the midsize segment,” said Gay Kent, General Motors general director of Vehicle Safety and Crashworthiness, in a press release. “The customer is at the center of our day-to-day operations and when we design vehicles, it’s their safety that we have in mind.”

Here at College Chevy, we know that safety is of the utmost importance to you; that’s why we are proud to sell Chevrolet vehicles, which is the most 5-star safety-awarded vehicle lineup on the road today. To test drive one of these dependable and exciting vehicles, stop in and see us today!

2014 Chevrolet Malibu

The 2014 model year marks the 50th Anniversary of the Chevy Malibu. The 2014 Chevrolet Malibu packs lots of new features for the new year. This new model will be available and ready for test drives at local dealerships within the next few months. So, what’s new for the 2014 model year?

First is the impressive Stop/Start technology. This futuristic technology will stop the engine when the car makes a complete stop and then start itself back up when the driver releases the brake pedal. This will help with fuel economy and emissions by not wasting gasoline while waiting for the light to change from red to green.

Next is the MyLink System which will actually allow drivers to send and receive text messages via audio system. This new technology will read received text messages through the speakers of the Chevy Malibu and then allow for drivers to reply by speaking. This will help keep drivers focused on the road instead of on their phones. The goal of this technology is to help lower the amount of texting-while-driving accidents which have been on the rise over the past few years.

Other features available on the various trim levels of the Chevrolet Malibu include: touchscreen display, leather upholstery, optional 2.0-liter turbo charged engine, 18” alloy wheels, and SiriusXM Radio capabilities.

To learn more about the features of the 2014 Chevrolet Malibu, check out Chevrolet’s website or give College Chevy a call at (517) 680-4280.

Definition of Safe: The Chevrolet Malibu Eco

The 2013 Chevrolet Malibu Eco makes its mark as the first and only all-new midsize car to receive the highest ratings possible for safety from both the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

The IIHS tests measure a vehicles ability to protect occupants from frontal and side crashes, rollovers, and rear impact crashes. The NHTSA conducts their tests based on rollovers, frontal and side crash tests, in which the Malibu Eco received the 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score.

Not only did the Malibu Eco score well, Chevrolet earned seven other 2012 Top Safety Pick awards. GM’s executive director of Vehicle Safety, believes GM is now, “seeing the results from our commitment to design the highest-rated vehicles in the world in safety performance.”

 

 

Features like ultra-high strength steel, placement of and sensors for airbags, four-channel disc brakes with ABS, and OnStar are a just a few options that owners of the Malibu Eco enjoy.

The Malibu Eco will be sold in six continents, spreading the safety of all across the world.

But car buyers are looking for more than just safety. It’s a good thing the Malibu Eco is also the most fuel-efficient midsize car from Chevrolet. Also, make sure you stay on the look out for the fuel-efficient 2.5L Ecotec engine this summer!  Go safe and go green with the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu Eco.

 

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