2014 Chevrolet Malibu Boston Area Drivers Enjoy the Fuel Savings of Stop-Start Technology
The 2014 Chevrolet Malibu is the first midsize sedan sold in the Boston Area to
offer fuel-saving stop-start technology. Our 2014 Chevrolet Malibu midsize sedan is
the first in the category in the United States to be offered with standard
stop-start engine technology designed to save fuel and lower emissions.
The technology has been finding increasing favor in other industrialized markets,
especially those in Europe, where pollution legislation is stronger and fuel prices
reach even higher than those we experience here. The technology helps the 2014
Chevrolet Malibu improve its city fuel economy by 14% over the outgoing Malibu to 25
MPG. The technology automatically shuts down the engine when the car comes to a
complete stop, (for example, at a stop sign), then automatically restarts the engine
when the driver’s foot is removed from the brake. A 12-volt auxiliary battery powers
accessories such as CD player, HVAC, and power windows while the engine is stopped
in those situations.
The 2014 Chevrolet Malibu’s stop-start system monitors a number of factors to
determine whether to shut down the engine, including braking force, HVAC system
load, and vehicle speed to determine whether shutting down the engine would be more
efficient than allowing it to run as normal.
The 2.5-liter four-cylinder base engine in the 2014 Chevrolet Malibu is rated at 36
MPG highway by the EPA, bringing its combined fuel economy rating to 29 MPG, besting
most of its competitors in the segment. Those competitors include the 2014 Toyota
Camry with its standard 2.5-liter four-cylinder, which is rated at 25 MPG city, 35
Learn more about the 2014 Chevrolet Malibu here.
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