2013 Chevrolet Malibu Eco Review
Through generous sponsorship from Champion Chevrolet Gulf Freeway, I was able to attend Bloggy Boot Camp in Dallas 10 days ago. This was my first blogging conference – ever – and I was so excited to attend. It was a fantastic weekend full of networking, knowledge, and energy. I came home with pages and pages of notes on how I was going to improve my blog, grow it immediately, then quit my day job.
Just kidding. Slow and steady growth is the key to success in blogging. I’ll have more of a wrap up of what I learned at the conference later. I think I’m still processing most of it.
Four of us set out in the 2013 Malibu Eco provided by Champion Chevrolet – Lisa from Milehimama, Jen from Still Living the Dream, Amanda from Grow Soul Beautiful and myself. We carpooled, giggled, and tweeted the whole way from Houston to Dallas. Well, maybe I was light on the tweets, driving and all…
Isn’t she pretty?
The 2013 Chevrolet Malibu Eco has some awesome features. The most important feature being its gas mileage! We made it to Dallas on less than 3/4 of a tank. That’s almost 300 miles! We got an average of 30 miles per gallon on the trip up there, but hit traffic in Downtown Dallas right at 5 pm. The EPA estimates are 25 mpg city / 37 mpg highway.
The Eco part of the Malibu is very similar to the 2012 Chevrolet Volt that I was able to drive last year. It has hybrid power, but the battery assists the engine – it doesn’t add mileage like the Volt does. My husband, the car enthusiast, told me so, since we didn’t have a charging station to use in Dallas. It definitely has the same kind of feel to it, and balancing the Eco in the dash is fun. Saving gas equals saving money, and y’all know I like to save money.
The cabin area is huge, and the luggage of four women fit easily into the trunk.
Features I liked:
• Really cool ice blue ambient lighting.
• Touchscreen display for the radio and controls.
• Eco climate control.
• Super simple Bluetooth pairing.
• Rear-view camera.
Things I didn’t like:
• I had to give it back.
Thank you again, Champion Chevrolet Gulf Freeway, Mr. John Hays, and Mr. David Tong for sponsoring our ride, and our trip to Bloggy Boot Camp. I had a fantastic time, I learned a ton, and I kinda wanted to keep the new 2013 Chevrolet Malibu.