Gas mileage of the 2014 Malibu
For a normal automaker it would be easy to see how the release of a refreshed mid-size sedan would get lost in the shuffle of model-year packed models garnering more attention. Luckily, Chevrolet is an extraordinary automaker. They would never overlook the outstanding improvements to such a popular nameplate like the 2014 Chevy Malibu that will be arriving soon to the Chevrolet of Naperville showroom. Not only does the new 2014 Malibu have a refreshed exterior that is certain to turn some heads, but it is also set to be the segment leader in fuel-economy. That’s right; the gas mileage of the 2014 Malibu is going to be the best in the mid-size sedan class.
Leading the way to increasing the gas mileage of the 2014 Malibu is a redesigned 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine that uses the latest in fuel-saving technology like direct fuel injection. Other improvements to the 2.5-liter base engine include the addition of engine start/stop technology that has become very popular on gasoline/electric hybrids like the Chevy Volt. The engine start/stop feature works exactly like it sounds. When going through low-speed traffic the engine will automatically turn itself off and back on. The Environmental Protection Agency estimates that the gas mileage of the 2014 Malibu will be 25 miles per gallon in the city and 36 miles per gallon on the highway. Those figures place it in front of long time class leaders like the Toyota Camry and the Kia Optima.
Another technology being utilized to increase the gas mileage of the 2014 Malibu is called Intake Valve Lift Control. That is fancy engineering speak for the way the engine to control how much fuel is burned in the combustion chambers at any given time. When the situation arises that less fuel can be burned to power the 2014 Malibu the valves to open as much thus conserving fuel; on the other side of the equation the opposite happens when a burst of power is needed for acceleration.
If you have any questions about the 2014 Chevy Malibu and its fuel-saving capabilities, contact a Chevrolet of Naperville sales professional today.