Chevy Malibu Eco

2013 Chevy Malibu Eco (don't call it a hybrid) saves customers big money on fuel

With multiple fuel saving technologies the new Chevy Malibu Eco has outstanding fuel economy which translates to real world money savings for its owners, but it is not called a hybrid by GM

How much fuel does an electric car or exotic hybrid save if nobody buys one? A snide question yes, but that is the sad fact of the automotive industry. However, now that hybrid technology has matured, there are many fuel saving technologies that were once quite exotic trickling down to the affordable, mainstream cars that sell in large numbers. Interestingly, the word hybrid is starting to be left out of the description of these cars.

Malibu An American Icon
The Chevy Malibu is icon in American automotive history. Available as an economical family car as far back as the 1960s it elicits positive thoughts in many baby boomers’ minds. One reason for that may be that the Malibu and its near-twin, the Chevelle, were popular muscle cars when outfitted as 2-door coupes in the late ‘60s and early 1970s. The fuel mileage of the V8 engines in those coupes was never even mentioned when the cars were discussed. Only the horsepower mattered. The new Malibu now struggles to keep up with competitors such as the Camry, Accord, Sonata and Optima, all of which offer more powerful engines than the 2013 Malibu.

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