(4.4) 31 reviews
MSRP: $1,556$7,732
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 31 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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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.

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Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 8 recalls for this car.

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