2010 Chevrolet Malibu

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  • Name LS w/1LS (4dr Sdn) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 21825.00 Engine 3.5L/213.6 City/Hwy MPG 19/29
  • Name LT w/1LT (4dr Sdn) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 22715.00 Engine 3.5L/213.6 City/Hwy MPG 19/33
  • Name LT w/2LT (4dr Sdn) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 25175.00 Engine 3.5L/213.6 City/Hwy MPG 17/26
  • Name LTZ (4dr Sdn) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 26955.00 Engine 3.5L/213.6 City/Hwy MPG 17/26
  • Seats, front bucket with Custom Cloth reclining seatbacks and adjustable outboard head restraints
  • Seat, rear 60/40 split-folding seatback
  • Seat adjuster, driver power vertical height
  • Seat adjuster, driver power lumbar control
  • Console, floor with floor shifter, integral sliding armrest and dual storage compartment
  • Steering column, tilt and telescopic
  • Steering wheel, 3-spoke with mounted cruise controls
  • Instrumentation, analog with speedometer, engine temperature, fuel, tachometer and PRNDL
  • Driver Information Center with driver customization, warning messages and vehicle information including outside temperature display, trip odometer and programmable menu functions
  • Windows, power with driver Express-Down and rear passenger lockout
  • Door locks, power programmable with lockout protection and delayed locking
  • Remote Keyless Entry, enhanced range
  • Cruise control, electronic with set and resume speed
  • Trunk release, power, interior
  • Theft-deterrent alarm system, content theft alarm
  • Theft-deterrent system, vehicle, PASS-Key III+
  • Air conditioning, single-zone manual
  • Defogger, rear-window electric
  • Cup holders, dual front and rear
  • Power outlets, 2 auxiliary
  • Mirror, inside rearview manual day/night
  • Visors, driver and front passenger vanity mirrors, covered
  • Lighting, interior with front reading lights
  • Map pockets, driver and front passenger seatbacks
  • Floor mats, carpeted front and rear
  • Sill plate, bright accent
  • TAPshift manual shift control, on steering wheel
  • Seats, front bucket with UltraLux reclining seatbacks and adjustable outboard head restraints
  • Seats, heated driver and front passenger
  • Seat adjuster, driver 6-way power
  • Steering wheel, 3-spoke leather-wrapped with mounted cruise controls
  • Windows, power with driver Express-Down and Up and rear passenger lockout
  • Remote vehicle starter system includes enhanced Remote Keyless Entry
  • Universal Home Remote includes garage door opener, 3-channel programmable
  • Mirror, inside rearview auto-dimming with 8-point compass display
  • Visors, driver and front passenger illuminated vanity mirrors, covered
  • Lighting, interior rear reading lights
  • Shift knob, leather-wrapped
  • Seats, front bucket with leather-appointed seating reclining seatbacks and adjustable outboard head restraints
  • Seat adjuster, driver 8-way power
  • Seat adjuster, passenger 6-way power
  • Floor mats, premium carpeted front and rear
  • Air conditioning, single-zone automatic climate control
  • Window shade backglass, manual, roll-away in rear shelf panel
  • Power Center, rear includes a 110-volt AC adapter with 3-prong outlet
  • Trunk mat, carpeted
  • Wheels, 17" (43.2 cm) fascia spoke (Painted Sterling Silver trim)
  • Tires, P225/50R17 touring, blackwall
  • Tire sealant and inflator kit in place of spare tire (Deleted when (ZFH) compact spare tire is ordered.)
  • Fascia, front body-color
  • Fascia, rear body-color with chrome license plate bezel
  • Moldings, body-color rocker
  • Grille, Black with chrome surround
  • Headlamps, halogen composite with crystalline-like lenses and automatic exterior lamp control
  • Tail lamps, incandescent
  • Mirrors, outside power-adjustable Black, manual-folding
  • Glass, acoustic, laminated
  • Glass, Solar-Ray light-tinted
  • Window trim, bright, side
  • Wipers, front intermittent, variable, speed-sensitive
  • Door handles, body-color
  • Wheels, 17" (43.2 cm) fascia spoke (Bright chrome trim.)
  • Fascia, front body-color with chrome accent
  • Moldings, body-color rocker with bright inserts
  • Mirrors, outside power-adjustable body-color, manual-folding
  • Wheels, 17" (43.2 cm) Chrome-Tech aluminum
  • Wheels, 18" (45.7 cm) 10-spoke, bright finish aluminum
  • Tires, P225/50R18 touring, blackwall
  • Fascia, front body-color with integral fog lamps
  • Grille, Silver with chrome surround
  • Fog lamps, front, integral in front fascia
  • Tail lamps, LED illumination
  • Mirrors, outside heated power-adjustable and driver-side auto-dimming, body-color, manual-folding
  • Door handles, chrome
  • Engine, ECOTEC 2.4L DOHC, 16-valve, 4-cylinder Variable Valve Timing MFI uses gasoline only (169 hp [126.0 kW] @ 6400 rpm, 160 lb-ft of torque [216.0 N-m] @ 4500 rpm) (Standard for Retail order types in all states. Standard for Fleet or Government order types ordering YF5 or NE1 emissions. Not available for Fleet or Government order types in Federal emissions states.)
  • Transmission, 4-speed automatic electronically controlled with overdrive
  • Front wheel drive
  • Battery, maintenance-free with rundown protection
  • Suspension, 4-wheel independent
  • Steering, Electric Power Steering (EPS) assist
  • Brakes, 4-wheel antilock, 4-wheel disc
  • Transmission, 6-speed automatic electronically controlled with overdrive
  • Exhaust tip, chrome
    • StabiliTrak, stability control system with brake assist, includes Traction Control
    • Daytime Running Lamps
    • Air bags, dual-stage frontal, and thorax side-impact, driver and front passenger, and head curtain side-impact, front and rear outboard seating positions includes Passenger Sensing System (Head curtain side air bags are designed to help reduce the risk of head and neck injuries to front and rear seat occupants on the near side of certain side-impact collisions. Always use safety belts and the correct child restraints for your child's age and size. Even in vehicles equipped with air bags and the Passenger Sensing System, children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat. Never place a rear-facing infant restraint in the front seat of any vehicle equipped with an active frontal air bag. See the vehicle's Owner's Manual and child safety seat instructions
    • OnStar, 1-year of Directions and Connections plan. Includes Automatic Crash Response, Emergency Services, Crisis Assist, Stolen Vehicle Assistance, Remote Door Unlock, Roadside Assistance, Remote Horn and Lights, innovative easy to use Turn-by-Turn Navigation with OnStar eNav (where available), Hands Free Calling, OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics, and Low Mileage Discount (OnStar services require vehicle electrical system (including battery), wireless service and GPS satellite signals to be available and operating for features to function properly. OnStar acts as a link to existing emergency service providers. Turn-by-Turn Navigation requires ABS and Directions and Connections plan. Not available in certain areas. Visit onstar.com for coverage map. Vehicle Diagnos
    • Safety belts, 3-point, all seating positions includes front seat pretensioners
    • LATCH system (Lower Anchors and Top tethers for CHildren) for child safety seats
    • Door locks, rear child security
    • Trunk emergency release handle
    • Tire Pressure Monitor
    • Audio system, AM/FM stereo with CD player and MP3 playback seek-and-scan, digital clock, auto-tone control, Radio Data System (RDS), automatic volume, TheftLock, auxiliary input jack and cross-band presets
    • Audio system feature, 6-speaker system
    • XM Radio is standard on more than 50 2010 GM models, including three trial months of service. XM turns your world on with commercial-free music channels for virtually every music genre, all in amazing digital quality sound. Turn on your favorite sports, the biggest names in News, Talk and Comedy, family programming, exclusive concerts and original music series, wherever you go from coast to coast. Everything worth listening to is now on XM. (XM service available only in the 48 contiguous United States and the District of Columbia. XM Radio subscription required and sold separately after trial period. Fees, taxes, and a one-time re-activation fee, may apply. Subscriptions governed by XM Customer Agreement available at xmradio.com. All fees and programming sub
    • Steering wheel controls, mounted audio controls
    • Bluetooth for phone, personal cell phone connectivity to vehicle audio system and HMI (Human Machine Interface)
    • Audio system, AM/FM stereo with USB port, CD player and MP3 playback seek-and-scan, digital clock, auto-tone control, Radio Data System (RDS), automatic volume, TheftLock, auxiliary input jack and 36 cross-band presets
    • Audio system feature, Bose premium sound system

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