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In its 2013-2015 iteration, the Chevrolet Malibu aimed to maintain its presence in the highly competitive midsize sedan segment. This generation received a mid-cycle refresh, offering an updated exterior design with a sleeker, more aerodynamic profile and a refined interior with improved materials and enhanced technology features. The Malibu’s cabin became more spacious, providing ample passenger room, and its trunk offered generous cargo space. Regarding technology, the Malibu featured a MyLink infotainment system with a touchscreen interface and smartphone integration. Safety was a significant focus, with available features like forward collision warning, lane departure warning, and rearview cameras. While the engine options included four-cylinder and V6, fuel efficiency remained a priority. Overall, the 2013-2015 Chevrolet Malibu aimed to combine modern styling, advanced technology, and practicality to cater to the needs of midsize sedan buyers.



Chevrolet Malibu specifications, engine oil capacity, spark plug gap, safety rating, fuel consumption, transmission, and light bulb sizes.

Engine 2.0L 4-Cylinder DOHC

  • Recommended Oil Viscosity: 5W-30
  • Oil certification: DEXOS-1
  • Drain plug torque: 18 ft-lbs
  • Oil capacity: 5.0 Quarts

Spark Plug Gap

  • 2.0L 4-Cylinder: 0.036”

Engine 2.5L 4-Cylinder DOHC

  • Recommended Oil Viscosity: 5W-20
  • Oil certification: DEXOS-1
  • Drain plug torque: 18 ft-lbs
  • Oil capacity: 5.0 Quarts

Spark Plug Gap

  • 2.5L 4-Cylinder: 0.044”


  • Type: 50/50 mixture of clean, drinkable water and use only DEX-COOL® Coolant
  • Capacity
  • 2.0L L4 Engine 7.8 qt (97.4 L)
  • 2.5L L4 Engine 7.8 qt (7.4 L)


  • Capacity
  • Base model15.8 gal (59.7L)
  • LT or LTZ model 18.5 gal (70.0L)

Hydraulic Brake System

  • Type: DOT 3 Hydraulic Brake Fluid (GM Part No. 19299818, in Canada 19299819)

Windshield Washer

  • Type: Automotive windshield washer fluid that meets regional freeze protection requirements.

Automatic Transmission

  • Type: DEXRON®-VI Automatic Transmission Fluid

Hood Latch Assembly, Secondary Latch, Pivots, Spring  Anchor, and Release Pawl

  • Type: Lubriplate Lubricant Aerosol (GM Part No. 89021668, in Canada 89021674) or lubricant meeting requirements of NLGI #2 Category LB or GC-LB.

Key Lock Cylinders, Hood and Door Hinges

  • Type: Multi-Purpose Lubricant, Superlube (GM Part No. 12346241, in Canada 10953474).

Weatherstrip Conditioning

  • Type: Weatherstrip Lubricant (GM Part No. 3634770, in Canada 10953518) or Dielectric Silicone Grease (GM Part No. 12345579, in Canada 10953481).



  • 1.5 L LFV turbo gasoline I4 (China)
  • 1.6 L LLU I4 turbo (gasoline) (China)
  • 2.0 L LTG I4 turbo (gasoline)
  • 2.0 L VCDi I4 turbo (diesel)
  • 2.4 L LUK I4 hybrid (gasoline)
  • 2.4 L Ecotec I4 (gasoline)
  • 2.5 L LCV I4 (gasoline)
  • 2.5 L LKW I4 (gasoline)
  • 3.0 L LFW V6 (gasoline)


  • 6-speed 6T40 automatic
  • 6-speed 6T70 automatic
  • 6-speed Aisin AWTF-80 automatic (South Korea)
  • 6-speed manual (Europe and Uzbekistan)

Fuel Consumption


Safety Ratings



Front Lights

  • Daytime Running Light Bulb:
    • 7443-SCK,
    • 7443ULL
  • Front Fog Light Bulb: 9145
  • Front Sidemarker Light Bulb:
    • 2825L
    •  194
  • Front Turn Signal Light Bulb:
    • 7443-SCK
    •  7440NA
    •  7444NA
  • High Beam and Low Beam Headlight Bulb: HID-D3S
  • High Beam Headlight Bulb:
    • H7LL
    •  9005LL
  • Low Beam Headlight Bulb: H11LL

Rear  Lights

  • Back Up Light Bulb: 921K
  • Brake Light Bulb:
    • LED, 7440
  • Center High Mount Stop Light Bulb: LED
  • License Plate Light Bulb: 2825L
  • Parking Light Bulb:
    • 7443-SCK
    • 7443ULL
  • Rear Turn Signal Light Bulb: 7440NA
  • Tail Light Bulb: LED, 194

Interior Lights

  • Dome Light Bulb: 194
  • Trunk Light Bulb: 175