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2012 Chevrolet Malibu 4dr Sdn LT

$9,675 Internet Price
  • 2012
  • Chevrolet
  • Malibu
  • 4dr Sdn LT
  • 87,318
  • 312897
  • Automatic
  • Brown
  • Black
  • Sedan
  • FWD
  • 2.4L 170.0hp

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  • Mint Motors

    Your Freedom To Drive! 323 North Loop West
    Houston, TX 77008

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    (281) 979-6327

  • Estimated By E.P.A.

    City MPG Hwy MPG
    25.0 39.9

Vehicle Description

What's New for 2012

With an all-new 2013 model waiting in the wings, the 2012 Chevy Malibu gets only minor changes including a few new options packages.

Introduction

Like the fleeting careers of many celebrities who call Malibu (the place) home, the story of the 2012 Chevrolet Malibu (the car) is a lesson in just how fast things can change. It was just four years ago that this then-new seventh-generation midsize sedan took home the prestigious North American Car of the Year award. And while the Malibu is still a fine car, the landscape in the midsize sedan category has changed so dramatically in recent years that this one-time media darling no longer quite measures up to the competition.

To its credit, the Malibu still has some strengths, including attractive styling, nicely balanced ride and handling qualities and quick acceleration with the V6 engine. But these merits are overshadowed by a cramped rear seat, the use of some subpar quality interior materials and the lack of popular convenience and safety features available on competitive models.

Most of all, however, the Malibu has been bettered by an onslaught of competitor models. The sleek Hyundai Sonata and related Kia Optima offer excellent engines, attractive style and loads of value for the money. The Volkswagen Passat is now cheaper and larger than before, while the highly regarded Ford Fusion and sporty Nissan Altima are both very strong contenders. Complicating matters further is the fact that an all-new eighth-generation Malibu will debut as a 2013 model in the early months of 2012, and it looks very impressive. Put all this together and we have a hard time recommending the 2012 Chevrolet Malibu.

Body Styles, Trim Levels, and Options

The 2012 Chevrolet Malibu is offered in three basic trim levels -- LS, LT and LTZ -- that are then broken down into several sub-models.

The standard equipment for the entry-level Malibu LS includes 17-inch steel wheels, automatic headlights, cloth upholstery, a partial power driver seat, 60/40 split-folding rear seatbacks, keyless entry, cruise control, air-conditioning, full power accessories, a tilt-and-telescoping steering column, OnStar and a six-speaker CD/MP3 stereo with satellite radio and an auxiliary audio jack.

The next step up is the LT, which is subdivided into 1LT, 2LT and 3LT models. High points here include 17-inch alloy wheels, body-color outside mirrors and side moldings, steering-wheel-mounted audio controls and a USB audio jack. The 2LT and 3LT come with all that plus upgraded upholstery, remote ignition, additional power driver seat adjustments, heated front seats, Bluetooth and a rear-seat 110-volt household-style AC power outlet.

Spring for the range-topping LTZ and you'll get 18-inch alloy wheels, foglamps, heated outside mirrors, a sunroof, LED taillights, automatic climate control, leather upholstery, upgraded instruments, an auto-dimming rearview mirror and an eight-speaker Bose audio system. Many of these features are also grouped into options packages that can be added to the lower trim levels. In addition, a sunroof is available on all models except the LS.

Powertrains and Performance

The standard engine for the 2012 Malibu is a 2.4-liter four-cylinder that puts out 169 horsepower and 160 pound-feet of torque. Power is sent to the front wheels via a six-speed automatic transmission with manual shift control. Estimated fuel economy for this powertrain is 22 mpg city/33 mpg highway and 26 mpg combined. In Edmunds performance testing, a four-cylinder Malibu reached 60 mph in 9.1 seconds, which is about average for four-cylinder-powered sedans in this class.

A 3.6-liter V6 good for 252 hp and 251 lb-ft of torque is available on LT and LTZ models. The six-speed automatic is standard here as well. Fuel economy is estimated at 17/26/20 mpg. Our test of a V6-equipped Malibu resulted in a 0-60-mph sprint in just 6.7 seconds, making it one of the quicker V6 sedans in its category.

Safety

The 2012 Chevy Malibu comes standard with antilock disc brakes, stability and traction control, front seat side-impact airbags, side curtain airbags and the OnStar telematics system.

In government crash testing the Malibu earned an overall rating of four stars out of a possible five, with four stars for overall frontal crash protection and five stars for overall side impact protection. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety awarded the Malibu its highest rating of "Good" in its frontal-offset and side-impact testing. In Edmunds brake testing, a V6 Malibu impressed us by stopping from 60 mph in a short, fade-free 122 feet.

Interior Design and Special Features

While the interior of the 2012 Chevrolet Malibu looks good, the overall effect is cheapened somewhat by the use of low-quality materials in a few places. The layout of gauges and controls is refreshingly simple, however, and the use of acoustic insulation gives the space a pleasant hush.

Up front, the seats are both comfortable and supportive, though wider folks may find the pronounced side bolsters make it hard to get settled. The rear seat is passable for a couple of adults, but it's a snug fit for three people or even a pair of larger folks compared to some other midsize sedans.

Out back, the trunk offers a healthy 15.1 cubic feet of cargo room that's made more flexible by the 60/40-split-folding rear seatbacks. That said, the space here is shallow and the opening is on the small side, making loading and unloading larger objects a bit challenging.

Driving Impressions

Behind the wheel, the 2012 Chevrolet Malibu impresses with its smooth, quiet ride and confident handling. Steering feel is generally good for a mainstream sedan, though several of our editors actually preferred the electric-assisted power steering used to help boost fuel efficiency in four-cylinder models to the more conventional hydraulic steering assist that comes with the V6 engine.

Which powertrain is right for you depends on your driving style and expectations, but most buyers should be happy with the combination of the four-cylinder engine and six-speed automatic transmission. Not surprisingly, the V6 is a better choice for those looking for stronger acceleration, provided they can live with the significantly lower fuel economy that comes with it.

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Hello and Welcome to Mint Motors. My Special for you today is a beautiful 2012 Chevrolet Malibu LT. This beauty has an amazing 87,318 miles on the dash. That's an average of of under 20,000 a year. These are original miles on this vehicle and it will not last long. This sweetheart runs and drives like new. The 2.4L I4 engine produces 170 horsepower and is strong and the transmission is smooth. The engine bay is clean and free from debris and leaks. Don't hesitate on this one Ladies and Gents, Call (713) 665-2000
This creampuff has been fully detailed and is waiting for it's new proud owner. The paint is in great shape with only minor scratches. Overall this vehicle is like new in every way. This beauty is fully equipped and comes with Fog Lights, Power Windows, Power Locks, Tilt, Cruise, Factory Alloy Wheels with good rubber, Privacy Glass, Roof Rack, Air Bags, Dual Climate Control, and the Heated Seats Package.
The inside of this vehicle is in great shape as well with no major damage. There are no rips in the seats and no odors at all. No signs of smoking in this vehicle. This vehicle seats passengers with luxurious, comfortable seating, Rear A/C, Leather Seats, Power Driver and Passenger Seats, Driver Passenger and Side Airbags, AM/FM/CD Player are some of the interior options. Call (713) 665-2000
Remember, Mint Motors specializes in low mileage, dependable vehicles with space age financing that can only be obtained through us; offering you Lower Down Payments, Lower Payments and MORE flexibility than our competition.  Also, ALL our vehicles qualify for an additional 5 year, additional 100,000 mile warranty and is only available at MINT MOTORS!
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323 N. Loop W.
Houston, TX. 77008
Office Hours: M-F 8:30 - 5:30, Sat. 10:00 - 2:00

 

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Finance

Our friendly and helpful staff at Mint Leasing and Mint Motors are ready to answer your questions and provide solutions at the very best level. We have a history of happy, repeat customers that continue to use our services for the best service in the industry.  So let us help you find an interest rate, payment or loan schedule that meets all your needs.  Our online application is secure, free and there's no obligation when you apply. We mean to earn your confidence and satisfaction.

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About Us

Established in 1999, Mint Leasing and Mint Motors provide a refreshing new approach to the lending industry. Our Business Office works with over a dozen lenders to get you the most favorable terms possible. We review every application individually and don't rely soley on credit scores to approve in-house financing. The result is our unprecedented 95% approval rate.

We offer:

--National Bank Financing From 1.9%*

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Warranty

We inspect our vehicles through fully before we purchased them. However, for your piece of mind, we offer extended warranties on top of manufacturer warranty (when still in effect).

We have signed with Preferred Warrantys, an independent third party, that has proven to provide superior product values at an affordable price. They provide these extended warranties for an extra cost.

Please, feel free to inquire about them. Our team is here to help you make your purchase as smooth and convenient as possible.

Disclosure

*not all buyers qualify for prime rate financing or low down payment approvals, but Mint Motors offers the lowest rates and down payment available.
*down payment & monthly payment quotes are through The Mint's hybrid lease with approved credit - tax, title & license fees are due at signing. Not all credit tiers will qualify.