The Chevy Malibu was introduced originally in 1964 as a smaller version of the Chevy Chevelle, but earned its own line in 1978 and has been in continuous production ever since. Originally reserved for the North American markets, the Malibu will become a global model when Chevy upgrades the vehicle to its eighth generation. Currently the Malibu is sold in six different models: the LS, the 1LT, 2LT, 3LT, 1LZ and 2LZ models, with the LS being the most basic and the 2LZ the most expensive. Each model features different options standard – way too many to list (for a full list of models and differences you can visit the official Chevy Malibu website here). But here’s a basic rundown of the models:
The LS features Sirius XM satellite radio, an AM/FM radio with MP3 playback and OnStar navigation and support. Along with the 1LT, 2LT, and the 1LZ, the LS has a 2.4L 4-cylinder engine with Variable Valve Timing, 169 horsepower and 33 miles per gallon highway. The 1LT features what the LS does as well as 17 inch aluminum wheels, power-adjustable mirrors, steering wheel mounted audio controls and a USB port. The 2LT features what the 1LT does plus Bluetooth compatibility, a standard electrical plug in and a remote vehicle starter system. The 3LT – you guessed it – features what the 2LT does, plus heated seats and and premium floor mats. The other models basically follow that formula.
The Malibu is a mid-sized sedan, larger than a compact but not the size of a full-size car, which definitely helps on the auto transport front. Auto transportation prices are based on the size, weight and pickup/destination locations for a given vehicle. Most of the cost is the distance between the pickup and destination locations, as well as where they’re located – it’s easier to ship from large city to large city as opposed to the middle of nowhere, and auto shipping carriers typically go to where the people are, usually traveling fixed routes or working in certain regions. Since the Malibu is a mid-sized sedan, most of your transportation price will be where it’s coming from and going to, as it’s the size of a regular car. Oversize and overweight fees come in typically on large trucks or SUV’s or limousines, but rarely cars.
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