MSRPs Fall Across Malibu Lineup
Let’s face it: The 2013 Chevy Malibu, for all its many benefits, came into the year struggling to keep up with the segment’s sales leaders. December saw Malibu deliveries decline by 10.8 percent, and while demand rebounded slightly in January, when the car lifted its volume by 7.8 percent, that still underperformed the industry as a whole; it also left the Malibu in fifth place on the midsize bestsellers’ list—with the No. 1 car, the 2013 Toyota Camry, more than doubling the sales total of the Chevy.
But that bad news for the Bowtie brand will translate into good news for customers, since Chevy has responded by cutting prices up and down the lineup for the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu family. Now, those cuts are mitigated to some extent by the fact that the brand also has raised destination charges by $50. However, the net result is that the Malibu will no longer be the most expensive midsizer on the mainstream menu, with the new MSRP rankings—exclusive of destination charges—coming in as follows:
2013 Toyota Camry—$22,235
2013 Chevy Malibu—$21,995
2013 Nissan Altima—$21,760
2013 Ford Fusion—$21,700
2013 Honda Accord—$21,680
2013 Kia Optima—$21,350
2013 Hyundai Sonata—$20,995
2013 Volkswagen Passat—$20,845
2013 Chrysler 300—$18,995
2013 Dodge Avenger—$18,995
Focusing specifically on the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu itself, the pricing adjustments include:
With an impressive slate of available upgrades that goes far beyond what’s listed here, the repriced 2013 Chevrolet Malibu family is at dealerships now.