29 reviews
2006 Chevrolet Malibu
2006 Chevrolet Malibu
Available Price Range $1,606-$8,302 TrimsN/A Combined MPG 22-28 SeatsN/A

Our Take on the 2006 Chevrolet Malibu

Our Take

Chevrolet redesigned the Malibu sedan for 2004 and moved it to General Motors' Epsilon global platform, which promised a high degree of structural stiffness. Developers sought to give the new sedan a European flair in ride and handling qualities. In addition to the four-door Malibu, an exten... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Mild-mannered handling
  • Lack of standout qualities
  • Old-fashioned overall feel

Notable Features

  • FWD layout
  • Four-cylinder or V-6
  • Electric power steering
  • New SS model for 2006
  • Available remote starter


Consumer Reviews


Average based on 29 reviews

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Minimal maint and repair, and great MPG

by LTZ with 355,000, 1 repair of $300, w/33-36 mpg V6 from Colorado on June 27, 2010

Right front wheel assembly repair only. No transmission issues whatsoever. Brakes last 150,000 miles, tune-up at same mileage. This car just runs and runs. Consistently get 33 mpg, and in the summer, ... Read Full Review


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Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 9 recalls for this car.

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