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2014 Chevy Malibu With Stop/Start Gets 14% Better City Mileage

Ever found yourself sitting at the traffic light, waiting for it to change and thinking just how much fuel you could save if you turned the key and killed the engine?
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The 2014 Chevy Malibu ECO knows exactly how much: 14% improvement in city mpg efficiency. That's what they say happens when you have standard stop/start fitted in combination with a 2.5-liter engine.

Chevy says this is the only car in its class with standard stop/start, which shuts down the engine in certain driving conditions to reduce fuel consumption.

while the technology isn't that uncommon, having it installed on a $22,965 d-segment sedan that gets 36 mpg highway and 25 mpg city isn't half bad.

“The Malibu’s stop/start system is one of the industry’s most refined and simplest – and contributes to significant fuel savings in the city that drivers will appreciate every time they fill up,” said Greg Browning, development engineer. “It works seamlessly with all driving conditions and is almost imperceptible. The driver doesn’t have to do a thing – the Malibu does all the work.”

“We designed the system to complement the driving conditions customers encounter everyday, making it useful without being intrusive,” said Browning. “A lot of the refined performance comes from the experience drawn from GM’s eAssist electrification system, which also uses stop/start.”


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