2005 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx Overview

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4 Dr LS Hatchback
Avg. Price: $6,514
4 Dr LT Hatchback
Avg. Price: $7,464
4 Dr STD Hatchback
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Avg. Price: $6,494

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Average User Score

4.25 stars

Based on 15 reviews

Solid, Economical, Ballanced, And Fun To Drive. by Thomas
 — This is a good solid car with a good balance of qualities. The hatchback gives it a lot of utility, as well as a definite styling advantage over the sedan. Although the engine dates back to GM's 1980 ... Read More
I Love My Car by Molly
 — Performance - ~ V6 Engine ~ Excellent braking, I should know I 've had to slam on my breaks. ~ Handling is great, not too easy, but not too hard to turn Build Quality- ~ No repairs have been needed y... Read More
2005 Malibu Maxx Ls by Dustin
 — Great family car! First four-door hatchback I've ever seen. The side curtain airbags keep the kids safe in the back seat and they even have two sunroofs to let the sun in. Each side has a retractab... Read More

2005 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx Overview

Overall User Score

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Based on 15 reviews

2005 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx

Other than some extra airbags and cosmetic changes, not much changed for the Chevy Malibu Maxx in 2005.  This extended midsize sedan comes in 3 trims.  All 3 have 4 doors, seat 5, and sport a 3.5 L, 200 hp V6 engine with 4 speed automatic transmission.

Gas mileage comes out to 22 mpg in the city and 30 on the highway.  All 3 trims have front wheel drive.  Passenger volume comes out to 106 cubic feet and cargo volume comes out to 22.8 cubic feet.

Overall, drivers like the hatchback configuration, capable V6 powertrain, safety features, and rear seats that you can adjust.  The critics point to the Malibu Maxx's subpar interior, and rough steering and braking.  However, for the most part, the Malibu Maxx maintains a decent reputation as a capable sedan-wagon mix with an impressive list of features.


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