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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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Mirak Chevrolet Customer Shout Out

Ken Kotch

(Ken Kotch with Chris Shore

This month’s Customer Shout Out goes to Ken Kotch

Ken is the owner of Ken Kotch Photography in  Boston MA.
Ken Kotch has been a photographer for ten years. He holds a B.S. in Photography from Northeastern University. He has worked for the American Diabetes Association, Atlantic Health System’s Air One, Biotrove Inc., the Camp Nejeda Foundation, Harvard MGH, The Institute for International Urban Development, National Parks Magazine, ProCycling Magazine, as well as private events and portraits. He has lived in Italy, China, and currently calls Boston home.

2014 Chevrolet Malibu bostonKen came to Mirak Chevrolet and started working with Chris Shore a little over a month ago. After some comparison, Ken realized the 2014 Chevrolet Malibu was for him. Ken did quite a bit of research and wanted specific equipment and color options. We did not have the exact Malibu he wanted in our current inventory. Chris let Ken know not to worry, and located the exact vehicle within our dealer network. This saved Ken time and he did not have to compromise on what he wanted in a Malibu.
 
A little more on Ken: In 2010 Ken started a non-profit organization, Broken Pancreas, a project devoted to photographing people with diabetes,living life without limitation. Broken Pancreas has changed direction but Ken is still pursuing the book and is currently looking for publishing partners. See BrokenPancreas for more.
beautiful interior of the 2014 Chevrolet Malibu

Ken, we appreciate your business and we enjoyed working with you!

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2014 Chevrolet Malibu Boston Area Drivers Enjoy the Fuel Savings of Stop-Start Technology

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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.

2014_Chevrolet_Malibu_BostonThe 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
MPG highway.

 

Learn more about the 2014 Chevrolet Malibu here.

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Mirak Chevrolet has been a Boston Area Chevy Dealer since 1936.

Boston Area Chevrolet Dealer Offers —-> Hands-Free Texting <—- with New 2014 Chevrolet Malibu

New Connectivity Features Support Safer Driving.

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The Chevrolet MyLink available on the new 2014 Chevy Malibu in the Boston Area offers enhanced connectivity and convenience with the new Text-to-Voice feature for smartphone users and Siri for iPhone users. Each enables voice-controlled connectivity.

2014 Chevy Malibu Boston

Text-to-Voice converts incoming messages to speech, reads them over the audio system in the car, and allows the driver to reply with preset messages such as, “I’m driving right now- I’ll contact you later.” (Users can create and save their own preset messages when the vehicle is in Park.) The feature requires a compatible smartphone with Bluetooth profile and applicable text messaging features. Visit http://www.gmtotalconnect.com for further information on phone and radio capability.

Driver safety is Mirak Chevrolet’s first priority. A driver’s focus should remain on driving- and texting can usually wait. So, only text and drive with this voice system and never text using a handheld device while driving.

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The 2014 Malibu is offered in LS, LT and LTZ models at Boston Area Chevrolet dealers, with pricing starting at $22,965 including destination, but excluding tax, title, license, dealer fees and optional features. All models include a two-year/24-month scheduled maintenance program, which covers four oil changes, tire rotations and 27-point inspections.