Kelly Blue Book® Fair Market Range

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Kelly Blue Book® Fair Market Range
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LT Key Features & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Not Tested
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
22 City / 30 HWY

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Mechanical Features

  • Engine, 3500 V6 SFI (200 HP [149.1 kW] @ 5400 rpm, 220 lb.-ft. [297 N-m] @ 3200 rpm)
  • Transmission, 4-speed automatic, electronically controlled with overdrive, includes electronic range selector
  • Traction Control, all-speed
  • Front wheel drive
  • Battery, maintenance free, includes rundown protection
  • Suspension, 4-wheel independent
  • Tires, P215/60R16, touring, blackwall
  • Wheels, 16" (40.6 cm) aluminum, machined-face
  • Steering, electric power (EPS)
  • Brakes, 4-wheel antilock, 4-wheel disc, includes Traction Control
  • Fuel capacity, approximate, 16 gallon (61 liter)

Exterior Features

  • Skylight, fixed rear, above rear seat passengers, includes retractable shade
  • Fascias, front and rear, body-color
  • Spoiler, rear, includes rear wiper
  • Moldings, bodyside, body-color
  • Moldings, rocker, body-color
  • Fog lamps, front, integral in front fascia
  • Headlamps, halogen, composite, includes crystalline-like lenses and automatic exterior lamp control
  • Daytime running lamps
  • Mirrors, outside rearview, folding, power, heated, Black
  • Glass, Solar-Ray light tinted
  • Wipers, variable intermittent, speed-sensitive, front
  • Door handles, body-color

Interior Features

  • Seats, front UltraLux and Leather-appointed bucket, includes reclining seatback and adjustable head restraints
  • Seats, heated, driver and front passenger
  • Seat, front passenger, flat-folding
  • Seat adjuster, power, driver 6-way
  • Seat adjuster, manual lumbar, driver
  • Seats, rear Multi-Flex 60/40 forward and rearward sliding, independently reclines and folds down
  • Seat cushion storage pockets, driver, front passenger and rear outboard seating positions
  • Console, floor, includes floor shifter, integral armrest and storage compartment
  • Armrest, rear, includes dual cupholders and storage
  • Cupholders, dual front and rear
  • Floormats, carpeted, front and rear
  • Pedals, power, adjustable, gas and brake
  • Steering wheel, 4-spoke, leather-wrapped with mounted audio and cruise controls, includes leather-wrapped shift knob
  • Steering column, tilt/telescoping
  • Instrumentation, analog, includes speedometer, temperature, fuel, tachometer and PRNDL
  • Driver Information Center, driver customization, warning messages and vehicle information
  • Door locks, power programmable, includes lockout protection and delayed locking
  • Windows, power, includes driver express-down and passenger lockout
  • Keyless entry, remote
  • Cruise control, electronic with set and resume speed
  • Remote vehicle starter system
  • Lift-Gate release, power, interior
  • Theft-deterrent system, PASS-Key III Plus
  • Air conditioning, front automatic climate control
  • Defogger, rear-window, electric
  • Sound system, ETR AM/FM stereo with CD player, includes Radio Data System (RDS), seek-and-scan, digital clock, auto-tone control, automatic volume, TheftLock, outside temperature display, trip odometer, Driver Information Center, warning messages, programmable menu functions and 6 speakers
  • Sound system feature, rear audio controls, includes 2 headphone jacks and 2-sets of wireless headphones
  • Map pockets, seatback, driver and front passenger
  • Power outlet, auxiliary, 1 front, 1 inside center console and 1 rear cargo area
  • Mirror, inside rearview, manual day/night
  • Visors, illuminated vanity mirrors, driver and front passenger, covered
  • Assist handles, rear outboard passenger
  • Lighting, reading lights, front and rear
  • Cargo panel, rear, multi-functional with 4 positions, including one that forms a table

Safety Features

  • Brakes, 4-wheel antilock, 4-wheel disc, includes Traction Control
  • Air bags, dual-stage, frontal, driver and right front passenger (Always use safety belts and proper child restraints, even with air bags. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat. See the Owners Manual for more safety information.)
  • Air bags, side impact, seat-mounted, driver and right front passenger. Air bags, head curtain side, front and rear outboard seating positions (Always use safety belts and proper child restraints, even with air bags. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat. See the Owners Manual for more safety information.)
  • Safety belts, 3-point, all seating positions, includes front seat pretensioners
  • LATCH system, (Lower Anchors and Top tethers for CHildren), for child safety seats
  • Traction Control, all-speed
  • Daytime running lamps

Options & Packages

Additional Options

Lt sport appearance package ($840)

  • Includes (PY1) Wheels
  • 16" (40.6 cm) aluminum
  • Chrome
  • (QPE) Tires
  • P215/60R16
  • Touring
  • Blackwall and (VH4) Mud guards
  • Front.

2005 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Reviews

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The highlight of my car is how well it drives and gets me where I need to be.

2005 Chevrolet Malibu LT

I really like my car and have found that it is very reliable. My car is great on gas and gets me where I need to be when I need to be there. I would love to upgrade to a newer model Malibu some day. My car had lasted me and is still lasting me. It has never had any problems on its own only from accidents. My car has 300,000 miles on it and it is still running very well. The engine and motor are all so very well built that it is very dependable for any age to drive. My parents really trusted this car or they would have not let me purchase it for my first car. I love Chevrolet and all of their vehicles they always prove to be the best out there. The interior of the car is very nice and is not getting tore up from the sun like other brand vehicles do. My car drives very smooth and is perfect to drive for long commutes or even long vacations because it is a very comfortable car to be in! I would pick my car over all other cars because of the dependability I have in my car. The size of my car is perfect for all the needs I have. It is 4 doors and allows for 5 passengers and it fits all 5 in a comfortable position.

- Hazel H

Fraught with electrical problems, rusted exterior 2005 Chevrolet Malibu

2005 Chevrolet Malibu LT

I was really excited when I decided to buy a used 2005 Chevrolet Malibu. Equipped with butter leather gray interior, a sunroof, and a good speaker system, this was about to be the coolest car I had ever owned. However, after owning it for only a couple weeks, I started to notice some electrical problems. For example, my gas gauge only worked when I had a full tank. Once it reached a certain point, the sensor would detect that I had 'Low Fuel,' even if I had 3/4 of a tank. About a year later, the gas gauge stopped working altogether, so now I must track my miles. Additionally, the fuse that operated my trunk blew, and since the fuse box is in the trunk, I have not been able to open it for over 2 years (the keyhole on my trunk is different than the key for the ignition). Despite the electrical problem, the bottom of the frame is completely rusted out. This is probably because I live in Michigan, but the under-body is also extremely rusty. The only good thing about this car is that it has somehow left me going. I would not recommend this Make/Model to anybody.

- Natalie D

My vehicle Chevy Malibu maxx.

2005 Chevrolet Malibu LT

Air conditioning went off and then it will not come back on. I believe there may be a leak somewhere but I am not sure. The tint comes undone after some time. Temperature stays a little bit too hot. You have to keep the air conditioning on to allow the temperature to come down to a reasonable level.

- Jose L

Not too old not to new! If you keep it up with it should last a while!

2005 Chevrolet Malibu LT

Very durable has good gas mileage! Is a great car for college students or someone who is new to driving! It is not to small not to big! Great for going to school to work etc. I like it because it is easy to clean and the maintenance is affordable. It is very durable in all kinds of weather!

- Aliya S

Real-life 05 Chevy Malibu review.

2005 Chevrolet Malibu LT

Although the car is more than 10 years old it is very reliable and good on gas. I have had to replace a few things but it was only due to wear and tear. It has a great body size and lots of inside room for the kids. A really good motor with lots of power are also features this car has.

- Daisy S

It is a hatchback and has a lot of space in the backseat and trunk.

2005 Chevrolet Malibu LT

My vehicle is very reliable. My car has over 185,000 miles and I haven't had any problems with it. I drive a white Chevy Malibu. I purchased it used and it has had tire problems but it was because of the car repair shop, not because of the make. I would highly recommend this car.

- Jack H

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