• (4.4) 33 reviews
  • MSRP: $1,602$7,158
  • Body Style: Wagon
  • Combined MPG: 26
  • Engine: 200-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
2005 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx

Our Take on the 2005 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx

Our Take

What We Don't Like

  • Ordinary ride and handling
  • Old-fashioned overall feel
  • Backseat comfort
  • Lack of standout qualities

Notable Features

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


Our Expert Reviews

Chevy's latest effort at unseating the Camry and Accord, the redesigned Malibu sedan that debuted for 2004, also comes in a version that isn't like anything from Toyota or Honda's midsize best-sellers.It's the Malibu Maxx, a hatchback/wagon version of the Malibu sedan. Both Honda and Toyota once had wagon versions of the Accord and Camry, but gave them up a generation or two... Read full review for the 2005 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx

Consumer Reviews


Average based on 33 reviews

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Great Vehicle

by Outdoorsman from Spartanburg, SC on April 13, 2010

I bought this vehicle with 4 miles on it in 2005, and it now has 65,000. I regularly take this car to the mountains camping and kayaking, and utlitize the trmendous amoutn of interior space. Very quic... Read Full Review

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Service & Repair

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

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