(4.3) 18 reviews
MSRP: $1,955$6,727
Body Style: Wagon
Combined MPG: 26
Engine: 200-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 (regular gas)
Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
2004 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx

Our Take on the 2004 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx

Our Take

In addition to redesigning its front-wheel-drive Malibu midsize sedan for 2004, Chevrolet is launching an extended-length version called the Malibu Maxx. Introduced at the New York International Auto Show in April 2003, the Maxx is billed by the company as a five-door extended sedan with a rear l... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Ordinary ride and handling
  • Resale value
  • Lack of standout qualities

Notable Features

  • V-6 power
  • Sliding and reclining rear seat
  • Rear liftgate
  • Adjustable pedals
  • Optional side curtain airbags


Our Expert Reviews

Chevy's practical wagon gets job done Chevrolet clearly is trying to stir things up in the family vehicle market with its all-new 2004 Malibu Maxx, a mid-size four-door that looks like a cross between a traditional station wagon and a hatchback. A companion to the standard Malibu sedan, the Maxx packs a raft of features into a comfortable package that's not as affordab... Read full review for the 2004 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx

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Consumer Reviews


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Solid Car With a Few Annoyances

by snyptim2 from Hugo, MN on February 18, 2010

I've owned the LT trim level of this car for almost three years now, having bought it with 31k miles. Overall, I'd say GM got this car about 95% right. To state the bad, the real annoyances I've seen ... Read Full Review

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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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There are currently 8 recalls for this car.

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