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2004 Chevrolet Malibu

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The Malibu and its Malibu Maxx stable-mate (covered in a separate review) are the first North American applications of General Motors' Epsilon global architecture, which also provides the foundation for the new Saab 9-3 and Opel Vectra. The Epsilon body structure gives the Malibu a high degree of structural stiffness, greatly enhancing both vehicle handling and interior acoustics.

With this new body structure, the 2004 Chevrolet Malibu promises to provide a better driving experience than ever. It retains its functional equipment, ideal cargo space and practical safety features and combines them with new appointments. The result is quite a noteworthy entry.

Available Models
The 2004 Chevrolet Malibu is available in a base trim, an LS trim and an LT trim.

Interior Features
The Malibu sedan has a 60/40 split-folding rear seat, plus a fold-flat front passenger seat. This allows owners to transform the Malibu into a pure cargo-carrier. The 2004 Malibu also has a center console that provides exceptional functionality. It has a best-in-segment storage capacity of 6.2L, four cupholders, a power outlet, a tray and small receptacles for cell phones, PDAs and other items.

The 2004 Chevrolet Malibu sedan will be the first car in its class to offer an optional factory-installed remote vehicle starter system. With a range of about 200 feet, it lets the driver start on the car's interior heating and cooling systems so that it's nice and comfortable before you even open the door.

There are four levels of radio offerings available on the 2004 Chevrolet Malibu. You can start with an AM/FM stereo and CD player and move up to an uplevel radio with an in-dash, six-CD changer, six speakers, automatic volume and tone controls and XM Satellite Radio.

Exterior Features
Malibu's new Epsilon architecture results in a slightly different look. Compared with its predecessor, the new Malibu has a wider stance and a much more substantial front end.

The front-wheel drive Malibu is powered by one of two engines. Base models are equipped with a 2.2-liter, inline 4-cylinder Ecotec engine with 145 horsepower at 5600 rpm and 155 lb-ft of torque at 4000 rpm. Standard on the rest of the line and optional with base models is a 3.5-liter V6 with 200 horsepower at 5400 rpm and 220 lb-ft of torque at 3200 rpm.

4-speed automatic transmission is standard in all models. All Malibu models are also equipped with electric power steering (EPS) with variable assist for low and high-speed maneuvers.

Safety and Security
Antilock brakes and traction control are standard with the LS model and up. A curtain side airbag is an option across the line.

2004 Chevrolet Malibu Vehicle Highlights

All-new mid-size sedan
Standard: tilt/telescoping steering column; power windows, mirrors and locks; power driver's seat height adjuster
Standard LS & LT: power adjustable pedals (available on base model)
Factory-installed remote starter available
Versatile seating, cargo combinations
Rigid body structure provides exceptional handling and interior quietness
Clean, contemporary design inside and out
Powerful, fuel efficient, smooth powertrain choices

Fast Stats
MSRP from
2.2L I-4
3.5L V-6
145 @ 5600
200 @ 5400
4-speed auto
MPG: City/Hwy
I4 - 23 / 33
V6 - 22 / 32

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