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2011 Chevy Malibu LS

2011 Chevrolet Malibu Review

(3 Stars)  Handsome sedan needs an update

Reviewed by Automobile Magazine on

Overview
The Malibu is the Chevrolet Impala's little brother. This smaller midsized sedan has become one of the most popular GM models and these are in direct completion with the Ford Taurus which is another hugely popular midsized family sedan. The Malibu takes advantage of the GM Epsilon front-wheel-drive platform to give this vehicle a narrow and lower height than many other cars in its class. This may help when it comes to cornering, but it does very little for those who were planning on fitting in the back seat.

The Malibu keeps getting new updates and tweaks to its overall look, feel and performance. These changes usually bring a stronger package to consumers but the smaller back seats are not a change for the better. The Malibu can be filled to the brim with extra features and options, if you want this car to have more power, extra tech gadgets or even some shiny rims, all of these features can be added to give you the custom car you have dreamed of. The base model starts right under $22,000 but that is just a starting point for most buyers looking at this award winning sedan from Chevrolet.

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2011 Malibu LS Sedan Vehicle Overview

  Performance Review  
Engine: 2.4L Ecotec in-linefour-cylinder DOHC with variable valve timing and four valves per cylinder
Unleaded fuel
Fuel economy: EPA (08):, 22 MPG city, 33 MPG highway, 26 MPG combined and 416 mi. range
Multi-point fuel injection
16.0gallon fuel tank
Power (SAE): 169 hp @ 6,400 rpm; 160 ft lb of torque @ 4,500 rpm

'11 Chevy LS Standard Equipment

  Braking and Handling  
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Four Wheel ABS
  Climate Control  
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Front Air Conditioning
  Convenience  
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Auto On Headlights
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Cruise Control
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Keyless Entry
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Power Locks
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Power Outlet(s)
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Power Trunk/Liftgate
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Power Windows
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Steering Wheel Scope
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Steering Wheel Tilt
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Vehicle Information Center
  Interior  
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Cup Holders
  Safety  
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Brake Assist
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Daytime Running Lights
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Driver Air Bag
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Front Wipers, Variable Intermittent
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Head/Curtain Airbag
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Passenger Air Bag
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Rear Airbag
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Rear Curtain Airbag
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Side Air Bag(s)
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Stability Control
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Theft Deterrent System
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Traction Control
  Seats  
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Folding Rear Seat
  Sound and Entertainment  
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Compact Disc MP3 Capable
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Compact Disc Player
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Satellite Radio
  Technology  
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GPS/Satellite Communication
  Tires and Wheels  
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Alloy Wheels
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