2012 Chevrolet Malibu

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Specifications

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MODELS

LS
LT (1LT, 2LT, 3LT)
LTZ

EPA ESTIMATED FUEL ECONOMY IN MPG

  2.4L 4-CYL. 3.6L V6
City/highway 22/33 17/26

MAXIMUM CAPACITIES

Fuel tank (gal. approx.) 16
Cargo volume (cu. ft.)2 15.1
Seating 5

EXTERIOR FEATURES

  LS 1LT 2LT/3LT LTZ
Foglamps: front, integral in front fascia Not Available Not Available Not Available Standard
Grille: - Black insert with chrome surround Standard Standard Standard Not Available
Grille: - Silver insert with chrome surround Not Available Not Available Not Available Standard

ENGINES/CHASSIS FEATURES

  LS 1LT 2LT/3LT LTZ
Engine: - ECOTEC 2.4L 4-cylinder with Variable Valve Timing (VVT) Standard Standard Standard Standard
Engine: - 3.6L DOHC V6 with VVT Not Available Not Available Optional3 Optional
Shift control: TAPshift controls on shifter Standard Standard Standard Standard
Steering: - Electric Power Steering (EPS) Assist Standard Standard Standard Standard
Steering: - Hydraulic Power Steering (HPS) Assist Not Available Not Available Optional3 Optional4
Suspension: four-wheel independent Standard Standard Standard Standard
Transmission: six-speed automatic, with overdrive Standard Standard Standard Standard

SAFETY AND SECURITY FEATURES

  LS 1LT 2LT/3LT LTZ
Air bags: 5 driver and front passenger, dual-stage frontal with Passenger Sensing System, thorax side-impact; and front and rear outboard, head-curtain side-impact Standard Standard Standard Standard
Brakes: four-wheel antilock, four-wheel disc Standard Standard Standard Standard
Headlamps: halogen composite with Automatic Exterior Lamp Control and Daytime Running Lamps Standard Standard Standard Standard
OnStar®:6 Turn-by-Turn Navigation (included in the Directions & Connections® Plan standard for the first six months) Standard Standard Standard Standard
StabiliTrak Electronic Stability Control System; includes Traction Control and Brake Assist Standard Standard Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitor (excludes spare tire) Standard Standard Standard Standard

INTERIOR FEATURES

  LS 1LT 2LT/3LT LTZ
Cruise control: electronic with Set and Resume Speed Standard Standard Standard Standard
Driver Information Center: driver customization, warning messages, Oil-Life Monitor, outside temperature display, trip odometer and programmable menu functions Standard Standard Standard Standard
Remote vehicle starter system Not Available Optional7 Standard Standard
Steering wheel: - with mounted audio and cruise controls Optional8 Standard Not Available Not Available
Steering wheel: - leather-wrapped, with mounted audio and cruise controls Not Available Not Available Standard Standard
Sunroof Not Available Optional9 Optional10 Standard

SEATING

  LS 1LT 2LT/3LT LTZ
Front buckets with reclining seatbacks and adjustable head restraints, driver power-adjustable vertical height and lumbar; and 60/40 rear split-folding seatback with adjustable outboard head restraints Standard Standard Standard Standard
Front buckets with reclining seatbacks and adjustable head restraints, driver power-adjustable vertical height and lumbar; and 60/40 rear split-folding seatback with adjustable outboard head restraints - Custom Cloth Standard Standard Not Available Not Available
Front buckets with reclining seatbacks and adjustable head restraints, driver power-adjustable vertical height and lumbar; and 60/40 rear split-folding seatback with adjustable outboard head restraints - UltraLux Not Available Not Available Standard Not Available
Front buckets with reclining seatbacks and adjustable head restraints, driver power-adjustable vertical height and lumbar; and 60/40 rear split-folding seatback with adjustable outboard head restraints - Leather-appointed Not Available Not Available Not Available Standard
Front buckets with reclining seatbacks and adjustable head restraints, driver power-adjustable vertical height and lumbar; and 60/40 rear split-folding seatback with adjustable outboard head restraints - Heated front seats Not Available Not Available Standard Standard

AUDIO SYSTEMS

  LS 1LT 2LT/3LT LTZ
AM/FM stereo with CD/MP3 player, digital clock, seek-scan, Radio Data System (RDS),11 automatic volume, TheftLock, six speakers and auxiliary audio input jack Standard Standard Standard Standard
USB port12 Not Available Standard Standard Standard
Bluetooth® wireless technology13 for select phones Optional8 Optional7 Standard Standard
Bose® premium sound system Not Available Not Available Not Available Standard
SiriusXM Satellite Radio:14 with three trial months Standard Standard Standard Standard

WHEELS

  LS 1LT 2LT/3LT LTZ
17-inch fascia spoke, with painted silver trim Standard Not Available Not Available Not Available
17-inch ultra bright aluminum Not Available Standard Not Available Not Available
17-inch Chrome-Tech aluminum Not Available Not Available Standard Not Available
18-inch Chrome-Tech aluminum Not Available Not Available Optional3 Not Available
18-inch 10-spoke bright-finish aluminum Not Available Not Available Not Available Standard
Spare tire and wheel, compact Optional8 Standard Standard Standard

PACKAGES

  LS 1LT 2LT/3LT LTZ
LS Uplevel Package: Bluetooth technology13 for select phones, steering wheel-mounted audio controls, carpeted front and rear floor mats, body-color body-side moldings, and compact spare tire Optional Not Available Not Available Not Available
Power Convenience Package: driver 6-way power seat adjuster, remote vehicle starter system, Bluetooth technology13 for select phones and Rear Power Center Not Available Optional Standard Standard
Sunroof and Convenience Package: power sunroof, driver 6-way power seat adjuster, remote vehicle starter system, Bluetooth technology13 for select phones and Rear Power Center Not Available Optional Not Available Not Available
Sunroof Package: power sunroof, premium carpeted front and rear floor mats, and carpeted trunk mats Not Available Not Available Optional15 Not Available

AVAILABLE DEALER-INSTALLED CHEVROLET ACCESSORIES16

17-Inch Forged Polished Wheels Body-Side Moldings
18-Inch Cast-Chrome Wheels Chrome Exhaust Tip
Remote Vehicle Starter  
  • 1 EPA estimated.
  • 2 Cargo and load capacity limited by weight and distribution.
  • 3 Requires 3LT.
  • 4 Requires available V6 engine.
  • 5 Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner's Manual for more information.
  • 6 Visit onstar.com for coverage map, details and system limitations. OnStar acts as a link to existing emergency service providers. Not available in certain areas.
  • 7 Included and only available with Power Convenience Package or Sunroof and Convenience Package.
  • 8 Requires available LS Uplevel Package.
  • 9 Requires available Sunroof and Convenience Package or Sunroof and Power Package.
  • 10 Available on 2LT only. Requires available Sunroof Package.
  • 11 RDS functions only where stations broadcast RDS information.
  • 12 Not compatible with all devices.
  • 13 Go to gm.com/bluetooth to find out which phones are compatible with the vehicle.
  • 14 Requires a subscription sold separately by SiriusXM after three-month trial. Available only in the 48 contiguous United States and Washington, D.C. Visit siriusxm.com for details.
  • 15 Not available on LS or 1LT.
  • 16 Some accessories may not be available on all models. See dealer for details.

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