(4.0) 15 reviews
MSRP: $1,149$6,509
Body Style: Sedan
Combined MPG: 27-29
Engine: 145-hp, 2.2-liter I-4 (regular gas)
Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
Transmission: 4-speed automatic w/OD
2004 Chevrolet Malibu

Our Take on the 2004 Chevrolet Malibu

Our Take

Chevrolet has redesigned its midsize, front-wheel-drive Malibu sedan for 2004 and moved it to GM’s Epsilon global platform, which promises a high degree of structural stiffness. According to Chevrolet, this helps the new sedan exhibit a European flair in ride and handling qualities. In addi... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Pending further review

Notable Features

  • FWD layout
  • Four-cylinder or V-6
  • Electric power steering
  • Fully independent suspension
  • Available remote starter


Our Expert Reviews

'04 Malibu is a major upgrade Finally, Chevrolet has a midsize sedan that can compete with the imports. The new Malibu is a major upgrade for the formerly mundane family car. For 2004, the revamped Chevy has sharper styling and a roomier interior, plus decent driving characteristics that can be compared with Toyota Camry and Honda Accord. Chevrolet tapped into its European divis... Read full review for the 2004 Chevrolet Malibu

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Good American Car

by Good Midsize Sedan from Miami, fl on October 21, 2011

I own this vehicle for 4months now, it is a good american car. The outside is nothing really to write home about, neither is the inside. It has a very simplistic approach to it, very american. Interio... Read Full Review

3 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.

It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.


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