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2005 Chevrolet Malibu

2005 Chevrolet Malibu
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The Malibu is one of those cars that can pretty well do anything. Of course, you're not going to take it off-road and conquer any harsh terrain, but in terms of on-road driving, the Malibu is as versatile as they come.

The sedan also has a nice array of helpful features. On such feature, introduced last year, is an optional factory-installed remote vehicle starter system. With a range of about 200 feet, it lets the driver start the car's interior heating and cooling systems so that it's nice and comfortable before you even open the door.

Available Models
The 2005 Chevrolet Malibu is available in a base trim, an LS trim and an LT trim.

Interior Features
Every Malibu features a high level of standard equipment. A power driver's seat height adjuster, tilt/telescoping steering column, CD-equipped audio system, power windows, door locks and mirrors are standard on all Malibus. Power adjustable brake and accelerator pedals and manual lumbar support are standard on LS and LT models, and available on the base Malibu sedan.

Chevy designers know how much you like to listen to music as you drive. Three levels of audio system offerings are available on the Malibu, including an uplevel radio with an in-dash, six-CD changer, six speakers (including two tweeters on the A-pillar), automatic volume and tone controls, and XM Satellite Radio compatibility.

Exterior Features
The Malibu and its Malibu Maxx stable-mate (covered in a separate review) were the first North American applications of General Motors' Epsilon global architecture, which also provides the foundation for the 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.

For 2005, Chevy offers an Exterior Appearance Package for Malibu base sedan includes body-color side moldings, 15-inch alloy wheels and rear spoiler.

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
For 2005, Thorax side-impact airbags for front occupants are standard on the Malibu LT. They are available on all other models

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
2.2L I4
3.5L V6
144 @ 5600
200 @ 5400
4-speed auto
MPG: City/Hwy
2.2L 24/34
3.5L 23/32

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