28 reviews
2005 Chevrolet Malibu
2005 Chevrolet Malibu
Available Price Range $1,108-$7,552 Trims3 Combined MPG 27-29 Seats 5

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

Reviews

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

4.3

Average based on 28 reviews

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Remarkable Malibu

by Hard to Satisfy from Texas on February 19, 2010

This is a truly remarkable car. I did not want to buy this car, but I needed a car and price was important. This one had only 9700 and change on it when I bought it, and it has almost 98000 now. The 2... 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.

Safety

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Recalls

There are currently 6 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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