New to the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu range is the new Turbo model. Powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged engine, the Chevrolet Malibu Turbo can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 6.3 seconds and achieve a top speed of 155 mph. Even with this performance delivered by its 259-horsepower (193 kW) engine, the Malibu turbo has an EPA-estimated fuel economy of 21 city and 30 mpg highway.
With its peak torque of 260 lb.-ft. (353 Nm) sustained between 1700 and 5500rpm, the turbocharged engine also gives Malibu excellent response under a broad range of driving conditions. This added performance comes with greater refinement as the enhanced torque reduces downshifts and helps quiet the buzz sometimes found in four-cylinder engines.