2014 Chevy Malibu Technology Keeps Hands Free, Wallets Full
When your kid asks you to go to their elementary school science fair, you know what to expect—an abundance of baking soda volcanoes that all essentially look the same and give the same performance. The midsize car segment is like the baking soda volcano of the car industry. Most of the cars found in this segment have similar structures and tend to perform in similar manners, making it difficult to choose the right model for your family.
Chevrolet has made the choice a lot easier, though, with the introduction of technology that blows the baking soda out of the midsize car segment. This technology will be available first on the new 2014 Chevy Malibu.
The ability to save money and have cool technological features is important criteria for car shoppers, especially in a competitive segment. Chevy considered these factors when developing two new technologies for the 2014 Malibu. As a result, the new Malibu is equipped with a new Ecotec 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine and new Text-to-Voice system.
With the addition of the Ecotec engine, the 2014 Chevy Malibu is the first engine in its group with stop/start technology. This technology, which shuts off the engine when the vehicle stops and restarts when the driver’s foot leaves the brake, conserves fuel, helping drivers save money at the gas pump. The new engine helps the 2014 Malibu increase fuel economy in the city by 14-percent and on the highway by six percent over the 2013 model. This equates to an EPA-estimated 25 mpg city and 36 mpg highway fuel economy.
Connectivity in the 2014 Malibu is easier thanks to the additional Text-to-Voice Chevrolet MyLink feature that converts incoming text messages into speech and reads the messages over the audio system. The driver can then reply to the text message with preset messages, which the owner creates when the Malibu is in park.
Do you think the new 2014 Chevy Malibu technology features set it apart from the other cars in its segment?
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