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2004 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx

2004 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx
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Though it shares the same name as GM's midsize sedan, the brand-new Malibu Maxx is nothing like a conventional car. Called a five-door extended sedan, the Malibu Maxx has the cargo space of a wagon with all the driving features of a conventional sedan.

Designed with passenger comfort in mind, the new 2004 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx has a rear seat that slides nearly 7 inches fore and aft. It is split 60/40 not just in the seat back, but also in the seat cushion, to further increase comfort. The seat backs also recline, allowing different-size rear passengers to tailor their seating position in a similar way front-seat passengers can.

Available Models
The 2004 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx is available in an LS trim and an LT trim.

Interior Features
Though a half-inch shorter than the Malibu, the Malibu Maxx has a wheelbase that is 6 inches longer. This means that all that extra room is reserved for passengers and cargo. It boasts 106 cubic feet of passenger space and 41 inches of legroom with the seats all the way back.

The trunk of the Chevrolet Malibu Maxx has 22.8 cubic feet of room. That is nearly double the space offered by many of the sedans in the class. As it is becoming plainly obvious, the new Malibu Maxx is not your typical sedan.

There is a lot of room inside the new Malibu Maxx, and plenty of premium appointments as well. For options, there are heated front seats, the OnStar system, a remote vehicle starter and a rear-seat DVD system.

Exterior Features
The 2004 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx uses GM's Epsilon architecture for improved riding dynamics. In terms of design, it has clean, crisp lines, crystalline-like headlamp lenses and a chrome front bar with a gold Chevy bowtie.

Performance
The front-wheel drive Malibu Maxx comes with a 3.5-liter V6 engine with 200 horsepower at 5400 rpm and 220 lb-ft of torque at 3200 rpm. It is mated to a 4-speed automatic transmission with overdrive.

The Malibu Maxx's engine is based on GM's 3.4-liter V6 model. It has been improved to improve performance and fuel efficiency and reduce noise and vibration. All Malibu Maxx models feature electric power steering (EPS) with variable assist for sharp handling ability.

Safety and Security
The new 2004 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx is quite safety conscious as well. Standard equipment in this regard includes dual front airbags, antilock disc brakes with traction control, three-point safety belts and the LATCH child-seat system. Curtain side airbags are optional.

2004 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx - Vehicle Highlights

Five-door extended sedan
Wheelbase is 6 inches (152 mm) longer than 2004 Malibu sedan, overall length .5-inch (12.7 mm) shorter
106 cubic feet of passenger space
Rear seat slides 7 inches (178 mm) fore and aft
22.8 cubic feet (646L) of cargo space, expandable, reconfigurable
Standard rear fixed skylight with retractable shade
Standard tilt, telescoping steering wheel
Standard 3.5L V-6 and automatic transmission
Factory-installed remote starter available


Fast Stats
Seats
5
MSRP from
$18,995
Engine
3.5L V-6
Horsepower
200 @ 5400
Transmission
4-speed auto
MPG: City/Hwy
23 / 32

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