2005 Chevrolet Malibu

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28 reviews
Available Price Range $1,131-$7,959 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, fro... 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

Consumer Reviews

4.3 out of 5

Based on 28 reviews

very good auto and a pleasant surprise

by adesparrow from MT VIEW HAWAII on October 22, 2009

Fresh from Africa in 1979 to attend college. My first car was an American car. Then I got married to an American lady and she will not touch an American car with a 20 ft pole. So for 23 years of marri... 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.


Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 6 recalls for this car.

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