2012 Chevrolet Malibu LTZ Specs

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2012 Chevrolet Malibu LTZ with 1LZ powered by 2.4L 4 Cylinder Gas Engine with 6-Speed Automatic transmission.

Select configuration:
Starting Price (MSRP)
2.4L 4 Cylinder Gas
6-Speed Automatic
Front-Wheel Drive
Body Type
Seating capacity
5 seater
Trunk Volume
15.1 ft³
Fuel Economy
City: 22 MPG
Hwy: 33 MPG

Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

  • Engine
    2.4L 4 Cylinder Gas
  • Horsepower
    169 hp @ 6400 rpm
  • Torque
    160 lb-ft @ 4500 rpm
  • Transmission
    6-Speed Automatic
  • Drivetrain
    Front-Wheel Drive


  • Steering Type
    Electric Pwr Rack & Pinion
  • Turning Diameter
    39.4 ft


  • Wheels Type
    Aluminum Wheels
  • Front Wheel Size
    18" x TBD
  • Rear Wheel Size
    18" x TBD


  • Front Suspension
    MacPherson Strut
  • Rear Suspension


  • Front Tire
  • Rear Tire
  • Spare Tire

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

  • Combined
    26 MPG
  • City
    22 MPG
  • Highway
    33 MPG

Fuel Tank

  • Fuel Tank Capacity
    16 gallons
  • Cruising Range City
    352 miles
  • Cruising Range Highway
    528 miles


  • CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
    7.2 Tons/yr
  • EPA rating

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

  • Length
    191.8 in
  • Height
    57.1 in
  • Max Width
    70.3 in
  • Front Width
    59.6 in
  • Rear Width
    60 in
  • Wheelbase
    112.3 in

Interior Space

  • Seating Capacity
    5 seater
  • Front Seat Leg Room
    42.2 in
  • Front Seat Headroom
    39.4 in
  • Front Seat Shoulder Room
    55.9 in
  • Front Seat Hip Room
    53 in
  • Rear Seat Leg Room
    37.6 in
  • Rear Seat Headroom
    37.2 in
  • Rear Seat Shoulder Room
    53.9 in
  • Rear Seat Hip Room
    52.1 in

Weight and Towing

  • Curb Weight
    3,473 lbs

Cargo Space

  • Trunk Volume
    15.1 ft³

Colors and Materials

Standard Interior Materials

  • Cocoa/Cashmere, Leather-appointed seating
  • Ebony, Leather-appointed seating

Features and Options

Interior Trim

  • Bucket Seats
    Not Available
  • Cloth Seats
  • Leather Seats
  • Leather Steering Wheel
    Not Available
  • Premium Synthetic Seats
  • Vinyl Seats
  • Woodgrain Interior Trim
    Not Available
  • Sun/Moonroof
    Not Available

Additional Packages

LPO, Convenience Package


includes envelope-style, cross-car convenience net and cargo organizer Convenience Package (Dealer-installed) Have a place for everything and help keep everything securely in place with this practical package, ideal for a busy family on the go. It includes: • Cargo organizer. Made of tough, skid-resistant molded gray plastic, this bin fits neatly into the trunk of your Malibu®. You can adjust its two dividers to create three compartments of various sizes, or remove them to accommodate really big stuff. Perfect to help keep grocery bags upright and prevent spills and leaks. It also folds flat for compact storage when not in use. • Convenience net. This rugged, envelope-style net stretches side to side across the trunk to help keep items in place.

LPO, Protection Package


includes dealer-installed premium all-weather front and rear floor mats and front and rear molded splash guards Protection Package (Dealer-installed) Fight sloppiness inside and outside your Malibu® with this popular package, which includes these protective features: • Premium all-weather floor mats. These four high-quality, durable mats help shield the front and rear carpeting. Their custom designed deep-patterned grid collects rain, mud, snow and debris. • Splash guards. Molded to fit behind the front and rear wheels, these attractive guards deflect mud, slush and other roadway nastiness and help keep the lower body panels looking clean and chip-free.

Preferred equipment group

includes Standard Equipment


US NHTSA crash test result

  • Overall Rating
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
  • Side Crash Rating
  • Rollover Rating


Warranty Summary

  • Basic
    3 Years / 36,000 Miles
  • Corrosion
    3 Years / 36,000 Miles
  • Drivetrain
    5 Years / 100,000 Miles
  • Hybrid/Electric Components
    8 Years / 100,000 Miles
  • Roadside Assistance
    5 Years / 100,000 Miles
  • Rust-Through
    6 Years / 100,000 Miles
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