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Vehicle Profile: 2014 Chevrolet Malibu – “The Sedan For Everyone”

2015_malibu_bostonThe 2014 Chevrolet Malibu, on sale here Mirak Chevrolet. (Boston Area Chevrolet Dealer), is the all-American midsize sedan that’s packed with features and style. The Malibu plays in a competitive field, but it’s a perfect package, with outstanding efficiency, plenty of performance and a roomy interior.

To cover all the bases, the Malibu (MSRP from $22,340) comes six ways:

The Malibu LS carries a standard Ecotec ®  2.5-liter four-cylinder engine. With direct injection, this engine is a strong motivator, delivering 196 hp and 191 lb/ft of torque. A six-speed automatic transmission is partnered with the engine, sending power to the front wheels. New fuel-saving engine stop/start technology is also standard, as is a revised suspension that improves ride and handling. While offering excellent passenger room, the Malibu is also efficient, delivering EPA-estimated fuel economy of 25 mpg city and 36 mpg highway. That kind of economy gets a lot of miles out of the standard 15.8 gallon fuel tank in the LS.

The Malibu LS also features 16-inch alloy wheels, a chrome-highlighted front grille, solar-absorbing glass and a six-speaker audio system with Bluetooth ® . The driver gets treated to convenience features, too. The driver’s seat features two-way power height adjustment, and the multifunction steering wheel carries audio and cruise controls. The reassurance and convenience of OnStar ®  is standard, and a six-month trial of Directions & Connections services is included.

chevy malibu_bostonThe Malibu 1LT enhances the driving experience with the addition of Chevrolet MyLink. MyLink puts you in control of your technology. The system pairs with your device and offers Bluetooth ®  streaming for audio. A seven-inch color touch-screen is your window into control of vehicle functions and infotainment, and it offers easy integration with apps like Pandora ®  and Stitcher ™ , plus USB connectivity and SiriusXM Satellite Radio. Using MyLink is as easy as talking to a co-pilot with its enhanced voice control by Nuance ® , and it can even read text messages to you and respond with predetermined messages, helping you keep your hands on the wheel and eyes on the road.

Other Malibu 1LT features include heated body-color exterior mirrors with integral turn signal repeaters, projector headlamps, and a larger, 18.5 gallon fuel tank for a highway range that stretches to 650 miles. Inside, the Malibu 1LT features carpeted floor mats, premium cloth upholstery and ambient lighting.

2015_malibu_boston The Malibu 2LT heads upscale. Standard 18-inch alloy wheels and foglamps enhance the exterior, and inside, you’ll find an eight-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, dual-zone automatic climate control, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. A remote starter system is also standard. While the 196-hp 2.5-liter ECOTEC ®  four-cylinder is plenty powerful, there’s a lot more muscle to be had beneath the hood of the Malibu 3LT. Featuring a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder engine with direct fuel injection and variable valve timing, the Malibu 3LT hits the road with 259 hp and a whopping 295 lb/ft of torque.   2014 Chevrolet Malibu Near Boston 2015-chevy-malibu-boston

If you want your Malibu to be a luxury car, then the LTZ is for you. The Malibu 1LTZ treats you to heated leather seats and exterior enhancements that include 18-inch machine-spoke aluminum wheels, LED taillamps and chrome door handles.

Want to combine all the luxury with all the performance? That’s the Malibu 2LTZ, which underscores all the standard luxury features with the direct injected and turbocharged 2.0-liter engine. Malibu 2LTZ trims also get a sunroof as standard equipment, as well.

Which ever Malibu you pick, they’ll all deliver comfortable accommodations for up to five occupants. Standard safety features include 10 airbags, Brake Assist, safety belt pretensioners, and the peace of mind of OnStar. A Rear Vision Camera is also available on its own or as part of the Power Convenience Package. Other packages include the Electronics and Entertainment Package, which includes a Pioneer ®  nine-speaker premium audio system, 120-volt power outlet and universal remote. The LTZ Premium Package features high-intensity discharge (HID) headlamps, push-button access and keyless start with passive entry, and driver’s seat and power mirror memory. The Advanced Safety Package bundles Forward Collision Alert, Lane Departure Warning, Side Blind Zone Alert/Rear Cross Traffic Alert, and a Rear View Camera. So you’re never lost, the MyLink ®  system can be enhanced with navigation.

The 2014 Chevrolet Malibu is the solid bedrock of the midsize sedan segment. Every trim is well-equipped, and quality is outstanding. It’s a classic case of getting the most for your money, and that’s never a bad thing. Come in to see and drive the 2014 Chevy Malibu today. Great car for anyone in the Boston Area.

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Boston Area Body Shop: Collision Repair at Mirak



Mirak Collision Center has decades of experience. No job is too Big  or too Small. Contact us before you do anything. Our Team of experts know how to make this easy and cost efficient. We have loads of experience with all major insurance companies.Some matters are  simple to repair and may not require involving your insurance. If you have any questions or are in need of any auto body repair work please contact us .

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“My car was hit-and-run while parked, and my insurance company sent me to Mirak for the estimate and repairs. The staff was friendly and helpful, and I got my car back only a day after the original estimated completion date. (Turns out the bumper needed to be replaced. not just fixed.) When I got the car back I found that they had cleaned the interior, which was a nice surprise, though I wish I would have known so I could have requested that they not use the fake cherry air freshener–I have chemical sensitivities and the scent is just now starting to fade about a week later. Overall, though, I’m very happy with the work that was done.”

Joseph M.

Arlington MA

2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Boston: Towing will now be up to 12,000 Pounds


The 2015 Silverado 1500 in the Boston Area will be available with a number of features engineered for serious towing:

  • The available 6.2L EcoTec3 V-8 is the most powerful engine offered in any light-duty pickup, with 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque. Like other EcoTec3 engines, it combines proven performance with advanced fuel-saving technologies, seamlessly switching to four cylinders to improve efficiency in light-load driving.
  • The available NHT max trailering package includes a 9.76-inch rear axle, heavy-duty rear springs, revised shock tuning for increased control, enhanced cooling, and an integrated trailer brake controller. Also included is an automatic locking rear differential, trailer hitch, and bumper-mounted 4- and 7-pin connectors.
  • Combined, the 6.2L EcoTec3 V-8 and max trailering package will give the 2015 Silverado 1500 2WD double-cab a 12,000 pound trailer weight rating.  The comparable 4×4 version will have a trailer weight rating of 11,900 pounds.
  • Silverado’s standard 4.3L EcoTec3 V-6 and available 5.3L EcoTec3 V-8 also will offer significant towing capability for 2015, with maximum available trailer weight ratings of 11,200 pounds for the 5.3L V-8 and 7,600 pounds for the V-6. (SAE J2807; see attached Trailering Tables for details.)


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