Options and Specifications

Malibu is available in four trim levels, each packed with its own list of standard features offering you the opportunity to individualize your Malibu with great optional equipment.

S = Standard  O = Optional  — = Not Available

Safety & Security
  LS Sedan 1LT Sedan 2LT/3LT Sedan LTZ (1LZ/2LZ) Sedan
 
Advanced Safety Package – includes Forward Collision Alert, Lane Departure Warning, Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Side Blind Zone Alert. O S
Airbags – driver and front passenger, seat-mounted side-impact S S S S
Airbags – driver and front passenger, dual-stage, frontal with Passenger Sensing System and airbag suppression S S S S
Airbags – driver and front passenger, knee protection S S S S
Airbags – front-to-rear, outboard seating positions, head curtain side-impact S S S S
Airbags – rear passenger outboard seating positions, seat-mounted side-impact S S S S
Door locks – rear doors, child-security S S S S
Forward collision alert – radar-based system that detects possible collision threats and alerts the driver using audible/visual cues O1 S
Lane Departure Warning – camera-based detection system that warns driver of unsignalled lane changes using audible cues O1 S
OnStar® In-Vehicle Communications and Assistance Service – includes 6 months of the Directions & Connections Plan with Turn-by-Turn Navigation and OnStar RemoteLink™*
  • OnStar® System With 6 Months Directions and Connections Plan. OnStar® System With 1 Year Directions and Connections Plan
  • Automatic Crash Response Automatic Crash Response
  • Emergency Services Emergency Services
  • Crisis Assist Crisis Assist
  • Stolen Vehicle Assistance Stolen Vehicle Assistance
  • Remote Door Unlock Remote Door Unlock
  • Roadside Assistance Roadside Assistance
  • Remote Horn and Lights Remote Horn and Lights
  • Turn-by-Turn Navigation Turn-by-Turn Navigation
  • Hands-Free Calling Hands-Free Calling
  • Vehicle Diagnostics Vehicle Diagnostics
S S S S
Rear Cross Traffic Alert O1 S
Safety restraints – 3-point belts for all seating positions, front safety belt pre-tensioners, dual-mode retractors and shoulder belt height adjusters. S S S S
Safety restraints – LATCH (Lower Anchors and top Tethers for Children), rear seats S S S S
Security system – content theft alarm S S S S
Side Blind Zone Alert O1,2 S2
StabiliTrak® – Electronic Stability Control System S S S S
Theft-deterrent system – electronic immobilizer S S S S
Traction control – electronic, full-function, all-speed S S S S
Mechanical
  LS Sedan 1LT Sedan 2LT/3LT Sedan LTZ (1LZ/2LZ) Sedan
 
Battery – maintenance free with run-down protection S S S S
Brakes – 4-wheel Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Panic Brake Assist S S S S
Brakes – power, high performance 4-wheel disc with Duralife™ corrosion-resistant rotors S S S S
Drive – front-wheel S S S S
Engine – 2.0L turbo DOHC 4 - cylinder SIDI with Variable Valve Timing (VVT) 259 hp (193 kw) @ 5300 rpm and 295 lb - ft (400 Nm) @ 3000 rpm O O
Engine – auto stop/start feature S S S3 S3
Engine – block heater O O O O
Engine – ECOTEC 2.5L DOHC 4 - cylinder DI with Variable Valve Timing (VVT) and intake Variable Valve Lift (iVVL) (196 hp [146.9 kW] @ 6300 rpm, 191 lb - ft of torque [257.9 N - m] 4400 rpm) S S S S
Exhaust system – aluminized stainless steel S S S S
Exhaust system – dual bright tips S
Exhaust system – dual outlet, hidden S
Exhaust system – single outlet, hidden S S
Steering – power, electric, rack-and-pinion S S S S
Suspension – 4-wheel independent S S S S
Transmission – 6-speed automatic with overdrive and manual model. S S S S
Vehicle starter system – remote O4 S S
Exterior
  LS Sedan 1LT Sedan 2LT/3LT Sedan LTZ (1LZ/2LZ) Sedan
 
Door handles – body-coloured S S S
Door handles – chrome S
Glass – Solar-Ray, tinted with acoustic windshield and front doors S S S S
Lights – Bi-Xenon High-Intensity Discharge (HID) headlights S
Lights – fog lights S S
Lights – halogen headlights S
Lights – halogen headlights, daytime running lights with automatic light control S S S S
Lights – halogen projector headlights S S
Mirrors – power remote control, heated with integrated turn signal indicators, body coloured S S S S
Park Assist – rear, obstacle detection with audible warning O5
Rear Vision Camera – reverse assist for parking or trailer towing hookup, camera display in radio screen O4 O6 S
Sunroof – power, sliding glass panel, express-open feature O7 O8 S
Tire – compact spare O O S S
Tire – inflator kit S S
Tires – P215/60R16 all-season touring** S S
Tires – P225/50R17 all-season touring** O4
Tires – P235/50R18 all-season touring** S S
Tires – P245/40R19 all-season touring** O9
Wheels – 16" x 7.5" 5-spoke painted aluminum S S
Wheels – 17" x 8" split 5-spoke painted aluminum O4
Wheels – 18" x 8" 10-spoke machined-face aluminum with painted pockets S
Wheels – 18" x 8" 10-spoke painted aluminum S
Wheels – 19" x 8" 5-spoke machined-face aluminum O9
Windshield wipers – flat-blade, speed-sensitive with variable delay (intermittent) S S S S
Interior
  LS Sedan 1LT Sedan 2LT/3LT Sedan LTZ (1LZ/2LZ) Sedan
 
Climate control – air conditioning, manual, single-zone with humidity sensor S S
Climate Control – automatic, dual-zone S S
Console – front floor with sliding armrest, storage, 12-volt auxiliary power outlet, 2 front and 2 rear cupholders S S S S
Cruise control – electronic, steering wheel-mounted controls S S S S
Defogger – electric rear-window S S S S
Floor mats – front and rear, carpeted O10 S S S
Instrumentation – analogue gauges (includes speedometer, tachometer, engine temperature and fuel gauge) S S S S
Instrumentation – compass, 8-point digital S S S S
Instrumentation – Driver Information Centre (includes exterior temperature display, GM Oil Life Monitoring System, programmable features and message centre) S S S S
Instrumentation – tire pressure monitoring system S S S S
Lighting – ambient lighting on instrument panel, shifter, front door handles and map pockets S S S
Lighting – dome delayed entry/exit with ignition key removal, theatre dimming, roof courtesy, dual maps and trunk S S S S
Locks – Keyless Access system includes door unlock/lock passive entry, push-button start and panic feature S
Locks – power, programmable with lock-out protection S S S S
Locks – remote keyless entry system with panic feature S S S
Mirror – rear-view with OnStar® controls S S S
Mirror – rear-view, with OnStar® controls and auto-dimming feature O4 O6 S
Power Convenience Package – includes 17" split 5-spoke painted lightweight aluminum wheels, P225/55R17 all-season tires, body-colour bodyside mouldings, cargo convenience net, rear vision camera, remote vehicle starter system, auto-dimming interior rear-view mirror, power 8-way driver-seat adjuster, power driver-seat lumbar adjuster and universal home remote 3-channel transmitter O
Power outlets – 12-volt auxiliary, 1 in centre stack and 1 in front of centre console S S S S
Power outlets – rear power centre, includes 120-volt 3-prong household outlet O6 S
Protection Package – includes carpeted front and rear floor mats, cargo convenience net and body-colour bodyside mouldings O
Retained accessory power S S S S
Steering column – tilt and telescopic adjustable S S S S
Steering wheel – 3-spoke with Bluetooth®, cruise and audio system controls S S
Steering wheel – leather-wrapped with Bluetooth®, cruise and audio system controls and leather-wrapped shifter S S
Sunshades – LH and RH padded, illuminated vanity mirrors with extensions S S S S
Trunk – cargo convenience net O10 O4 O6 S
Trunk – release, power remote S S S S
Universal home remote – 3-channel programmable transmitter O4 O6 S
Windows – power, driver's express-up/-down, power express-down all other windows and passenger lock-out features S
Windows – power, express-down all windows and passenger lock-out features S S S
Seats
  LS Sedan 1LT Sedan 2LT/3LT Sedan LTZ (1LZ/2LZ) Sedan
 
Heated, driver and front passenger seats O11 S
Leather Package – includes leather-appointed seating surfaces with vinyl perimeter accents and heated front bucket seats O8 S
Manual 4-way driver seat adjuster S S
Manual 4-way front-passenger seat adjuster S S S
Memory package – driver seat and exterior mirrors S
Power 8-way driver seat adjuster with power 4-way lumbar adjuster O4 S S
Power 8-way front-passenger seat adjuster with power 4-way lumbar adjuster S
Power driver seat height adjuster S S
Power front-passenger height adjuster S S S
Reclining front bucket seats with cloth seating surfaces S
Reclining front bucket seats with leather-appointed seating surfaces O11 S
Reclining front bucket seats with Premium cloth seating surfaces S S
Seatback – rear, 60/40 split-folding S S S S
Entertainment
  LS Sedan 1LT Sedan 2LT/3LT Sedan LTZ (1LZ/2LZ) Sedan
 
6-speaker audio system S S S
9-speaker Boston Acoustics® premium sound system with 245-watt amplifier O6 S
AM/FM stereo with CD player, MP3 playback, seek up/down and digital clock S
Bluetooth® – hands-free phone connectivity S S S S
Bluetooth® – wireless audio streaming S S S
Chevrolet MyLink – Radio infotainment system – includes 178 mm (7-in.) diagonal colour touchscreen display, AM/FM stereo with CD player, MP3 playback, seek up/down, scan, TheftLock,® digital clock, personal media connectivity by Bluetooth to vehicle audio system; voice-activated technology for audio, phone, phone book and Stitcher SmartRadio® compatibility S12,13 S12,13 S12,13
Chevrolet MyLink – Radio with Navigation O8,12 O12
Electronics and Entertainment Package – includes body-colour bodyside mouldings, cargo convenience net, rear vision camera, auto-dimming interior rear-view mirror, 9-speaker premium Pioneer audio system, 120-volt AC 3-prong household outlet in rear of floor console and universal home remote 3-channel transmitter O
SiriusXM Satellite Radio™‡ ‡ S S S
USB port*** S S S
Specifications
Engines ECOTEC® 2.5L I-4 VVT DI (LCV) ECOTEC® 2.0L I-4 VVT DI Turbo (LTG)
 
Type: 2.5L DOHC I-4 2.0L DOHC I-4
Application: LS, 1LT, 2LT, 1LZ 3LT, 2LZ
Displacement (cc / cu. in.): 2499 / 152 1998 / 122
Bore & stroke (mm / in.): 88 x 101 / 3.46 x 3.97 86 x 86 / 3.39 x 3.39
Block material: Cast aluminum Cast aluminum
Cylinder head material: Cast aluminum Cast aluminum
Valvetrain: DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder; continuously Variable Valve Timing with iVLC (intake Valve Lift Control) DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder; continuously Variable Valve Timing
Ignition system: Electronic direct, coil-on-plug Electronic direct, coil-on-plug
Fuel delivery: Direct Injection with electronic throttle control Direct Injection with electronic throttle control
Compression ratio: 11.3:1 9.5:1
Horsepower (hp / kW @ rpm): 196 / 147 @ 6,300 259 / 193 @ 5,500
Torque (lb.-ft. / Nm @ rpm): 186 / 259 @ 4,400 295 / 398 @ 1,700-5,500
Recommended fuel: Regular unleaded Premium unleaded recommended but not required
Maximum engine speed (rpm): 7000 7000
Emissions controls: SAI System, PZEV-capable; close-coupled catalytic converter;variable valve timing; positive crankcase ventilation; evap.system; Stop/Start fuel saving feature Close-coupled catalytic converter;variable valve timing; positive crankcase ventilation; evap.system
Additional features: Extended-life spark plugs and coolant Extended-life spark plugs and coolant
 
Estimated Fuel Consumption ECOTEC® 2.5L I-4 VVT DI (LCV) ECOTEC® 2.0L I-4 VVT DI Turbo (LTG)
 
Mi. / imp.gal. (city / hwy / combined): 35.0 / 53.0 / 42.0 28.0 / 43.0 / 33.0
L / 100 km (city / hwy / combined): 8.0 / 5.3 / 6.8 10.1 / 6.6 / 8.5
 
Transmissions Hydra-Matic 6T40 Hydra-Matic 6T70
 
Type: Six-speed automatic Six-speed automatic
Application: 2.5L I-4 2.0L I-4 Turbo
Gear ratios (:1)
First: 4.58 4.48
Second: 2.96 2.87
Third: 1.91 1.84
Fourth: 1.45 1.41
Fifth: 1 1
Sixth: 0.75 0.74
Reverse: 2.94 2.88
Final drive ratio: 2.89 2.77
 
Chassis & Suspension
 
Front: Independent, MacPherson strut-type with dual-path mountings, specifically tuned coil springs, direct-acting stabilizer bar (hollow); hydraulic ride bushings
Rear: Four-link independent rear; hollow stabilizer bar
Traction control: All-speed using engine torque reduction and brake intervention
Steering type: Rack-mounted electric rack-and-pinion power steering, varaible-assist, speed-sensitive
Steering ratio: 15.2:1 straight-ratio
Steering wheel turns, lock-to-lock: 2.68
Turning circle, curb-to-curb (m / ft): 11.4 / 37.4
 
Brakes
 
Type: Four-wheel disc with ABS and ESC
Rotor diameter x thickness (mm / in.): Front: 297 / 11.7, ventilated single-piston, cast iron caliper
Rear: 292 / 11.5, solid, single-piston, aluminum caliper
 
Wheels & Tires
 
Wheel size and type: 16 x 7.5 in. aluminum (LS, 1LT)
18 x 8 in. aluminum (2LT ) 18 x 8 in. aluminum (LTZ specific; with 2.5L engine)
19 x 8 in. aluminum (LTZ; with 2.0L turbo engine) )
Tires: P215/60R16 all-season** touring (LS, 1LT))
P235/50R18 all-season** touring (2LT, LTZ with 2.5L engine)
P245/40R19 all-season** touring (LTZ with 2.0L turbo engine)
 
Exterior Dimensions
 
Wheelbase (mm / in.): 2,737 / 107.8
Overall length (mm / in.): 4,865 / 191.5
Overall height (mm / in.): 1,463 / 57.6
Overall width (mm / in.): 1,854 / 73.0
Overall height (mm / in.): 1,463 / 57.6
Tread: (mm / in.): front: 1,579 / 62.2
rear: 1,575 / 62.0
Base Curb weight (kg / lb): 1,571 / 3,463 (LS)
1,582 / 3,488 (1LT)
1,625 / 3,583 (2LT) 1,651 / 3,640 (3LT with Turbo) 1,657 / 3,653 (LTZ 1LZ)) 1,682 / 3,708 (LTZ 2LZ with Turbo)
 
Interior Dimensions
 
Head room (mm / in.): front: 991 / 39.0
rear: 952 / 37.5
Leg room (mm / in.): front: 1,069 / 42.1
rear: 935 / 36.8
Shoulder room (mm / in.): front: 1,460 / 57.5
rear: 1,450 / 57.1
Hip room (mm / in.): front: 1,397 / 55.0
rear: 1,379 / 54.3
 
Capacities
 
Seating capacity: 5 (2/3)
EPA passenger volume (L / cu. ft.): 2,837 / 100.3
Cargo volume (L / cu. ft.): 462 / 16.3
Trailer towing maximum (kg / lb): 454 / 1,000
Fuel tank (L / imp. gal.): 70.0 / 15.4
 
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