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Chevrolet Malibu LS (2014)

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Chevrolet Malibu LS (2014) review: 30 facts and highlights

Chevrolet Malibu LS (2014)
Chevrolet Malibu LS (2014)
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Why is Chevrolet Malibu LS (2014) better than the average?

  • better fuel economy (city)
    11.3l/100 kmvs12.33l/100 km
  • better fuel economy (highway)
    7.8l/100 kmvs8.28l/100 km
  • greater cargo volume
    462lvs440.44l
  • more headroom (front)
    991mmvs989.43mm
  • Height
    1.46mvs1.47m
  • more airbags
    10vs7.43
  • more headroom (rear)
    953mmvs949.79mm
  • Width
    1.85mvs1.89m

Top specs, facts and figures

General info

1.Has fully independent suspension
Chevrolet Malibu LS (2014)

This allows all four wheels to move up and down independently, providing a smoother ride when, for example, going over bumps in the road.

2.Has a petrol (gasoline) engine
Chevrolet Malibu LS (2014)

A petrol (gasoline) engine offers several advantages over diesel. For example the engines tend to be lighter and cheaper than their diesel counterparts. Petrol engines also tend to have higher horsepower, and the fuel is more readily available.

3. smaller turn radius

11.4m

The turn radius indicates the smallest circular turn a car can make. With a smaller turn radius it is easier to perform a U-turn in one attempt instead of having to reverse back and forth in order to turn around.

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4. longer drivetrain warranty (km)

160934km

The drivetrain warranty covers parts of the car such as the engine, transmission, driveshaft etc. This is usually longer than the basic warranty. It lasts either a certain number of years or amount of kilometres driven.

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160934km

5. longer basic warranty (km)

57936km

The basic warranty of a car covers all aspects other than parts which are subject to normal wear and tear, such as windscreen wipers and brake pads. It lasts either a certain number of years or amount of kilometres driven.

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96561km

6.Has front-wheel drive
Chevrolet Malibu LS (2014)

Front-wheel drive is the most common type of drivetrain and offers several advantages. It is cheaper to manufacture (reducing the cost of the vehicle) and also lighter which helps improve fuel economy. Due to having the weight of the engine over the drive wheels it also benefits from increased traction.

Dimensions

1. greater cargo volume

462l

A larger cargo area is more practical as it allows you to transport more things.

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2. more headroom (front)

991mm

More headroom in the front of the car makes for a more comfortable driving experience, and is especially important for taller people.

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1.08m

3.height

1.46m

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1.41m

4. more headroom (rear)

953mm

More headroom in the rear of the car makes for a more comfortable passenger experience, and is especially important for taller people. It is also useful if you are transporting cargo in the rear of the vehicle.

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1.05m

5. shorter length

4.86m

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6. longer wheelbase

2.74m

The wheelbase is the distance between the center of the front and rear wheels. A longer wheelbase provides the car with more stability and a smoother ride (although a shorter wheelbase can provide more responsive handling).

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Engine

1. higher maximum torque

259Nm

Torque is a measurement of an engine’s power, closely related to horsepower. More torque indicates a more powerful car, and is also a good indication of its acceleration.

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2. better fuel economy (city)

11.3l/100 km

Fuel economy is a measurement of fuel efficiency, based on how far you can travel with a certain amount of petrol (gasoline). A lower fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.

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1.87l/100 km

3. better fuel economy (highway)

7.8l/100 km

Fuel economy is a measurement of fuel efficiency, based on how far you can travel with a certain amount of petrol (gasoline). A lower fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.

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2.28l/100 km

4. more horsepower

196hp

Horsepower is the most common unit for measuring the power of an engine.

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5.Has Stop-Start system
Chevrolet Malibu LS (2014)

A Stop-Start system automatically turns off the engine when stopping in traffic or at a red light, and seamlessly starts it again when pressure is applied to the accelerator. This saves fuel and is more ecological.

6. larger fuel tank

60l

A larger fuel tank means that you have to stop to refill less often.

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Features

1.USB ports

0

With more USB ports, you are able to connect more devices.

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2.Has Bluetooth
Chevrolet Malibu LS (2014)

Bluetooth is a wireless technology that allows you to easily transfer data between different devices, such as smartphones, tablets and computers.

3.Has stolen vehicle tracking system
Chevrolet Malibu LS (2014)

The vehicle has a tracking system that utilises GPS, allowing you to locate it in case it is stolen.

4.Has ISOFIX/LATCH
Chevrolet Malibu LS (2014)

ISOFIX (also known as LATCH) is a standard system of attachment points for child safety seats, allowing them to be fitted quickly and safely.

5. more airbags

10

Airbags are designed to cushion occupants in the event of an impact. The standard number is around six as some cars now incorporate additional ones, such as knee airbags, side airbags and side curtain airbags.

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