• (4.2) 39 reviews
  • MSRP: $942$7,386
  • 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
2005 Chevrolet Malibu

Our Take on the 2005 Chevrolet Malibu

Our Take

Chevrolet made thorax side-impact airbags and side curtain-type airbags standard equipment in the top-level Malibu LT for 2005. Both safety features are available in other trims of the midsize, front-wheel-drive Malibu. An Exterior Appearance Package for the base sedan includes body-colored side ... 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

Horsepower is taking center stage for General Motors at the New York International Auto Show that opens today and runs through April 3.Chevrolet is debuting SS versions of the 2006 Chevrolet Malibu, Malibu Maxx and TrailBlazer, while Cadillac is revealing a 440-horsepower, supercharged version of the XLR sports car.The Malibu and Malibu Maxx, built at the Fairfax plant in Kansas City, Kan., are... Read full review for the 2005 Chevrolet Malibu

Consumer Reviews


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One Of The Best I've Owned

by New Toy from Illahee, WA on October 1, 2009

I owned a 2005 Chevy Malibu LT and loved it. My LT had the 1SB Luxury Package: Sunroof, Auto Start, Chrome Wheels, XM Radio, 6 Disk Changer, Sunroof Auto Dimming Mirror w/On Star, Homelink, Chrome Whe... Read Full Review

3 Trim Levels Available

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Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 11 recalls for this car.

Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $4,800 per year.

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