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Most Fuel-Efficient Chevrolet Malibu Ever Now Available

Most Fuel-Efficient Chevrolet Malibu Ever Now Available   

37-mpg Malibu Eco heads for Bob Maguire Chevrolet

 driven by exclusive eAssist™ technology


BORDENTOWN – Chevrolet continued its global rollout of the all-new 2013 Malibu midsize sedan with the first shipment of its most fuel-efficient Malibu ever – the Malibu Eco – we have 2 cars on the lot, ready to drive and ready for delivery at Bob Maguire Chevrolet in Bordentown, NJ.


The Malibu Eco is the first model of the all-new 2013 Malibu lineup to reach Bob Maguire Chevrolet, bringing with it:


  • A sporty exterior shaped to save fuel
  • An all-new interior with more room, comfort and premium materials
  • Sound-reducing and sound-absorbing components to make it the quietest Chevrolet in history
  • All-new Chevrolet MyLink infotainment system that enhances customer connectivity
  • All-new ride-and-handling package
  • Engineering to meet top safety results around the world.


The heart of the Malibu Eco is its segment-exclusive, fuel-saving eAssist™ technology, which provides GM-estimated 25 mpg city and 37 mpg highway fuel economy. It combines start-stop technology with regenerative braking and a lightweight lithium-ion battery to provide an electric boost in certain conditions, improving fuel economy by 12 percent over today’s four-cylinder engine – and delivering better fuel economy than any non-hybrid midsize sedan currently available.


“Chevrolet made the new Malibu even better with more room inside, a premium interior and new Chevrolet MyLink infotainment technology. It’s also the quietest Chevrolet ever built with the ride and handling characteristics of a premium sports sedan. said Michael Maguire, President of Bob Maguire Chevrolet. “Add in the fuel economy of a compact sedan priced below a full hybrid and we believe the Malibu Eco offers an incredible value.


An all-new Ecotec 2.5L engine debuts in the Malibu later this summer, followed by an all-new Ecotec 2.0L turbo engine.


The new Malibu Eco has a suggested retail price of $25,995, including a $760 destination charge. The 2013 Malibu is Chevrolet’s first global midsize sedan and will be sold in nearly 100 countries on six continents. Last year, the Malibu was GM’s second-best selling car in the United States behind the Chevrolet Cruze compact sedan.


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2010 Chevy Aveo

2010 Chevy Aveo

2010 Chevy Aveo

Assembled by General Motors-Daewoo in Korea, the 2010 Chevrolet Aveo appeals to drivers on a budget. MSRP starts at under $12,000, which makes it one of the lowest-priced passenger car available in the U.S. By utilizing ‘tall car’ design aesthetics, both the hatchback and sedan are roomy inside and feature a comfortable ride relative to other small cars. Mileage for 2010 is 27 city / 34 highway.

2010 Chevy Aveo Interior

2010 Chevy Aveo Interior

The 2010 Chevy Aveo is offered in two body styles: a four-door sedan and a five-door hatchback known as the Aveo5. Both styles are available in three trims: the base LS, the mid-range LT1 and well-equipped LT2.

2010 Chevrolet Aveo Front View

Aveo Front View

Just as in 2009, the 2010 Aveo comes with a 1.6L Ecotec DOHC 4-cylinder engine with variable valve timing, which helps it make 108 horsepower and 105 pounds-feet of torque. It is mated to a standard 5-speed manual gearbox, while an optional 4-speed automatic transmission is available on the LT trims. The automatic transmission features a hold-control mode to hold a higher gear and to aid traction on slippery roads. All trims are front wheel drive. All Aveos utilize a MacPherson strut front suspension with coil beams and a stabilizer bar and a compound-link independent suspension with torsion beam and gas-charged shocks in the rear.

Chevy Aveo Rear View

Chevy Aveo Rear View

On the base LS trim, standard features include a tilt steering wheel, rear defogger, air conditioning and an AM/FM stereo with auxiliary input. The LT1 trim comes standard front and rear floor mats, heated outside mirrors and a 6-speaker CD/MP3 sound system. The LT2 gets cruise control, alarm, keyless entry, power doors and windows, power heated mirrors, fog lamps and performance tires. Available options on all trims include anti-lock brakes (ABS), leather-wrapped steering wheel, steering wheel controls, an anti-theft system, woodgrain interior trim, trip computer, aluminum wheels, vinyl seats, sunroof and wireless cell phone integration.

Standard safety features include front driver and passenger airbags with dual-stage deployment, and seat-mounted side airbags for front row occupants. A tire pressure monitoring system is also standard. One year of GM’s OnStar Safe and Sound plan is standard all Aveos.

2010 Nissan Versa

The Versa feels more substantial than other cars in this class and has a nice, smooth ride, along with a quiet cabin and an especially roomy interior; Nissan claims best-in-class rear legroom. In its upper S and SL trims, it can be very well equipped by checking a few options boxes. And for those who wish to keep it basic, the Versa is one of the first models you should look at. With a starting price of just $9,990, the Versa Base is one of the least expensive new cars available in the U.S.
2010 Versa

2010 Versa

The front-wheel-drive Versa is offered as a 4-door sedan or 5-door hatchback, with two different engines-designated 1.6 and 1.8, with 107-horsepower 1.6-liter and 122-hp 1.8 liter 4-cylinder engines. 1.6 models are only offered as sedans, while both body styles are offered in 1.8 form.

2010 Versa Interior

2010 Versa Interior

The 1.6 Base model is only offered with a 5-speed manual transmission, and the top-of-the-line 1.8 SL comes only with a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT), Most of the other models come with the choice of a 6-speed manual gearbox or conventional 4-speed automatic.

A MacPherson strut front suspension and torsion beam rear suspension, with stabilizer bars front and back, is tuned for a comfortable ride while also maintaining maneuverability. All Versas have a front disc, rear drum brake arrangement; anti-lock brakes are included with 1.8 models but optional on the 1.6. Hatchback models are a little more versatile, with seats that fold forward easily to expand cargo space; the back seats don’t fold in most Versas, but top SL sedans get a split-folding back seat and trunk pass-through.

With either engine, the Versa performs reasonably well; 1.6 models are considerably lighter, so they don’t feel any slower. The manual transmissions shift easily and smoothly, and as for automatics, shoppers should take both versions-the CVT along with the conventional 4-speed-out for a spin and decide which one they like best; the CVT allows faster acceleration and offers the best EPA ratings, at 28 mpg city, 34 highway, but invites more engine noise.

The 1.6 Base model is about as simple as new cars come today, with no power windows or locks, no air conditioning and no radio either. The upgraded standard 1.6 model adds air conditioning. Meanwhile 1.8 S models include a 4-speaker sound system, cargo area lamp and adjustable rear headrests. On 1.8 SL models, there’s a 180-watt sound system with iPod interface, cruise control, keyless entry, power locks and windows, larger alloy wheels and electronic stability control. All Versas get front side-impact airbags and full-length side-curtain bags. The Versa 1.8 can be equipped with a Bluetooth hands-free interface, XM Satellite Radio and the Intelligent Key entry and ignition system and a Navigation/Satellite package will add an in-dash navigation system with 5-inch screen, to arrive late in the model year.

Nissan Goes High-Tech to Stop Accidents, Inefficient Driving

Nissan has developed two new systems that will communicate safety and fuel-efficiency information to the driver through force feedback of the pedals and steering wheel. The first is called side collision prevention. This system uses a millimeter-wave radar to monitor the blind-spot, the area just to the rear of the car where other vehicles and objects can’t easily be seen. The system will indicate the presence of an object with a small light in the wing mirror. In addition to the millimeter system it also uses a camera and measures the distance between lanes. This information is combined to detect that a vehicle is approaching from behind and also that the driver is going to change lanes. When the driver attempts to switch lanes with a car in the blind spot a warning will sound and the steering wheel will gently resist.
The side collision prevention is intended to make driving safer. Two of these are already available in some Nissan vehicles, distance control assist eases back the accelerator and applies the brake if you get to close to the vehicle in front. Also, departure control monitors the road and provides a warning if you being drifting out of your lane.
The fourth system is back up collision prevention. This system watches for objects coming into the car’s path when reversing. This system will be demonstrated at the ITS World Congress, in New York in November.
Nissan is also applying basic technology to make driving more fuel efficient. The Eco-pedal system is tied into a computer that monitors the car’s fuel consumption and transmission efficiency during acceleration. When in the eco-driving range, a signal in the dashboard illuminates. It will begin to flash if the car starts moving out of the optimum zone and turns orange when the vehicle is being driven inefficiently. The accelerator pedal will also gently push back the pedal to indicate that the driver should ease back to increase efficiency. By using this system, fuel efficiency can be improved by between 5 percent and 10 percent.
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