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2005 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx

2005 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx
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Introduced last year to rave reviews, the Chevrolet Malibu Maxx is a direct offshoot of the Malibu sedan (covered in a separate review). However, just what classification to give the Malibu Maxx is a difficult task. Not a sedan and not quite a wagon, the Malibu Maxx essentially provides all the benefits of both.

Designed with passenger comfort in mind, the 2005 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. Now that's versatility.

Available Models
The 2005 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 space measures in at 22.8 cubic feet.

Standard equipment includes power adjustable pedals, air conditioning, power mirrors, windows and door locks, an AM/FM/CD player, a digital clock and more. And that's just the base LS package.

For options, there are heated front seats, the OnStar system, a remote vehicle starter and a rear-seat DVD system.

Exterior Features
The 2005 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.

Bridging the interior and the exterior is a glass skylight over the rear seat.

The front-wheel drive Chevrolet 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
Head curtain side-impact airbags with front seat-mounted thorax side-impact airbags are standard on the LT, and available on the LS. 4-wheel antilock brakes with traction control and the LATCH child-seat attachment system in all rear seating positions are standard on both.

2005 Chevrolet Malibu - New for 2005
Rear spoiler and rear window wiper/washer on Malibu Maxx – optional on LS, standard on LT
Thorax side-impact air bags for front occupants are standard on Malibu LT and Malibu Maxx LT. Available on all other models
Exterior Appearance Package for Malibu base sedan includes body-color side moldings, 15-inch alloy wheels and rear spoiler
Heated cloth seats available on Malibu sedan and Malibu Maxx LS

Fast Stats
MSRP from
3.5L V6
200 @ 5400
4-speed auto
MPG: City/Hwy
22 / 30

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