Building the 2013 Chevy Malibu

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Wide Open Throttle: Episode 28

On this episode of Wide Open Throttle, Jessi Lang heads to the GM factory in Kansas City to witness the build of the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu; then it’s on to Detroit, where Lang meets with the Malibu engineer to learn more about the car’s 2.5 liter Ecotec engine.


517 Responses to “Building the 2013 Chevy Malibu”

  1. Bobg Gallagher says:

    I’m sorry to say this and I know some call it trolling. There is somebody
    that has a Saab picture who is talking down on the American automobiles for
    an idiotic reason. The person is just upset that GM dropped SAAB because it
    was not making any money. GM was going to bleed out if it did not sell SAAB
    off. Sorry for your luck and SAAB did have a wonderful history. GM did what
    it could to save the company but the brand was a lost cause my friend. If
    you can’t sell your cars, you won’t make the money to stay alive. End of
    story now let it go and move on to better things!!!!

  2. Matt Smatt says:

    they ride realy good

  3. Emmett Adams says:

    I just got my 2014 Malibu 2LZ 2 weeks ago from the factory! I let my
    neighbor take it for the weekend when his car needed some maintenance (He
    owns a 2011 Acura TL SH-AWD, his wife has a 2013 BMW 535d xDrive and his
    son has a 2010 Audi S5 Prestige) and he said that it
    rode/handle/accelerated a lot like his Acura if not better! He also said
    that the interior was very well put together and that it was super quiet! I
    am so glad I got a $34K Malibu instead of a $52K TL!

    However, I see some improvements that need to be made. .


    -2.5L I4 Stop/Start (VVT & iVVL) 215HP and 205LB-FT. Up to 25 / 36

    -1.6L Turbo I4 eAssist, Stop/Start, Regen. Brakes and Active Grille
    Shutters (VVT & iVVL) 190HP and 220LB-FT. Up to 27 / 40

    -2.0L Turbo I4 (VVT, SIDI & iVVL) 270HP and 300LB-FT. Up to 22 / 31

    -2.8L Bi-Turbo V6 (VVT, SIDI, AFM & iVVL) 350HP and 375LB-FT with HiPer
    Struts. Up to 19 / 28


    There needs to be an AWD version. . .


    It would be nice if had a Heads Up Display, UltraView Moonroof, Bose
    Stereo, 6-CD Player, More Rear Legroom and TapShift with Override (Paddle
    Shifters and Movable Shifter instead of the cheesy button on top of the

    Otherwise it is a great car that I think more people should consider
    instead of going to the boring foreign dealer every time. . .

  4. Emmett Adams says:

    +Daniel Wyld I am sure GM has a plan to bring it back! Remember that GM was
    going to keep Pontiac but the government basically told them that they

    I hate Obama and this gives me another reason to. .

  5. Surtile Cryx says:

    I want the v6!

  6. Hanswurst Mustermann says:

    The Malibu is just a cheap copy of the Opel Insignia. GM has almost ruined Opel! Opel left the DTM in 2005,because of GM! Opel went almost bankrupt in 2009, because of GM. Luckily Opel has now the new Astra opc wich is better than the Ford Focus ST, the VW Golf GTI Performance. But Opels image is very bad in Europe, I hope GM will help Opel to build the good cars they built earlier like the Opel Kapitän, Admiral and the Diplomat. If that doesn’t work they should sell Opel to better investors!

  7. Deroi Davis says:

    You lack some car knowledge. Not to be an ass like some others will be, the Pontiac Vibe was NOT, I repeat, NOT AMERICAN nor A GM DESIGN OR PRODUCT. It was the bastardized brainchild BETWEEN GM & TOYOTA ~The VEBA Plant~; it was last generation Toyota Matrix, which was a corolla with a hatch instead of a boot & better headlights (dont believe me? google is YOUR FRIEND) BUT GM no longer has an interest in the plant as they took what they wanted in Bankruptcy and TOYOTA is letting it die SLOWLY!…

  8. OutDatedMobile says:

    V6 of course !! they should come with a V6

  9. Yasser Amer says:

    we have V6 3.0L in iraq with 259hp and 2.4L with out battery that delivered 170hp….

  10. Hunter Smith says:

    Now to recreate Christine and a red one starts killing HAHAHAHAH

  11. link9840612 says:

    I have the 2006 chevy monte carlo ltz 3.9 liter v6 and i love my car. It gets up and goes when you put in the throttle, and its a easy day to day driveing car. I compair this to the car i was driveing from gm was a 2005 Pontiac vibe. It had a super slow 1.8 and entering on a freeway was scary every time. So america plz stick with v6 and v8. And i would love if the chevy Corvette came with a v12

  12. NMSknives says:

    you have obviously never driven a subaru impreza wrx sti, if you had your opinion would quickly change on 4 cylinder turbo cars

  13. Elvis Ghaw says:

    Love America and buy American cars. However, it’s quite disappointed that those Chevy alloy wheels were marked “Made in China”. Bring back our jobs, please.

  14. daniel smith says:

    Great video and I really like the new 13 Malibu. 4 cyl engines have come a long way, but for close to 35k I would like the option of dropping in the powerful 300 hp 3.6 liter V6.

  15. chizhr says:

    not impressed if I’m honest. it is getting clear now, why GM makes trashy cars.

  16. Kaizen Automotive says:

    Meet the CHevrolet Malibu engineer to learn more about the car’s 2.5 liter
    Ecotec engine!

  17. ColtonKuhn1 says:

    i agree with you on all accounts there sir. you should drive the whole road it was very fun when i have done it even in a v6 convertible mustang automatic! haha but drive the whole road its got some nice cruising moments and some race car moments to it :)

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