(4.6) 22 reviews
MSRP: $1,559$8,979
Body Style: Wagon
Combined MPG: 22-26
Engine: 201-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 (regular gas)
Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
2006 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx

Our Take on the 2006 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx

Our Take

In addition to redesigning its front-wheel-drive Malibu midsize sedan for 2004, Chevrolet launched an extended-length version called the Malibu Maxx. Billed by the automaker as an "extended sedan" with a rear liftgate, the Malibu Maxx holds a 3.5-liter V-6.Built on a wheelbase that's 6 inche... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

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

Notable Features

  • 201-hp V-6
  • Sliding and reclining rear seat
  • Rear liftgate
  • New 240-hp SS for 2006
  • Side-curtain airbags in upper models


Our Expert Reviews

ATLANTA -- There is freedom in anonymity. People leave you alone, unless you do or say something to attract their attention. If you can accept obscurity, be content within yourself, you can live and go in peace.These are thoughts from the driver's seat of a 2006 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx SS wagon, a generally fine but often ignored midsize family car -- an able competitor against anything in i... Read full review for the 2006 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx

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Consumer Reviews


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Good car, but....

by 2006 Malibu Maxx owner from Vancouver, BC on December 24, 2008

We've owned the car since March 2007. I like driving this car. It has great get-up-and-go. With good tires, it is really great in the snow. Good gas mileage, too. I prefer to drive a standard, but thi... 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 4 recalls for this car.

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