Kelley Blue Book Value®
$3,190 - $23,065
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
24 City / 32 HWY
Horsepower
144-240
Seats
5
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$3,190 - $23,065
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
24 City / 32 HWY
Horsepower
144-240
Seats
5

2006 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Reviews

3.92

212 Reviews

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2006 Chevrolet Malibu review.

This is a review for a 2006 Chevrolet Malibu. As a fellow driver of this model of vehicle I have yet to experience any problems. Other than the usual maintenance needed for upkeep. The performance for the vehicle is pretty decent. It is fairly good on gas, you could go about a week and a half before you'd need to refill the gas tank, but that is only if your doing light diving within a localized area. If you are travelling you can go for about 3 1/2 hours before you'd reach little under half a tank. However, it just depends on how much you are driving and wear your going. This car has been a really reliable car for me, considering I have had it for about 3 years or so since high-school. I am in college now so it gets me everywhere I need to go whether I am driving home since I go to school out of town. As for comfort it is alright, but any car can be uncomfortable if your sitting down for long period of time. The features car are pretty basic has all your normal basic radio and a/c controls it comes with a CD player as well but if you are hoping for an AUX cable you won't find one due to the year model of the vehicle. It has two cup holders in the front as well as the back.

- Alex B

A great car for short and heavy people.

My Chevy Malibu has a feature for someone short like me. With a press of a button the pedals lift as much as 8 inches so that I can reach them without being on top of the steering wheel. It has seat warmers, also, which is new and a comfort for me. In fact, this vehicle is very comfortable and luxurious compared to other cars I have owned. I can open the trunk before I get to the car from the grocery store. The trunk is quite roomy and the back seats can be folded down for more space. For me, the color made a great difference. I saw another Chevy Malibu, same year but in dark navy inside and out. Besides being uncomfortable to sit in, I felt closed in and unable to see. For me, the silver car I have with light grey interior is much nicer. I drove this car before I bought it and knew immediately, this was the one for me. The original owner took exceptional care of the car and even though, he was a smoker. The dealership took great care that it did not smell. I have always had luck with Chevys and have driven other makes before. For comfort, style and great options, I would recommend the same car I own. . Chevrolet Malibu.

- Margaret P

The color of silver & being a hatchback with sunroof provides a perfect car for reg trips to the grocery store, plenty of storage space & plenty of fresh air flowing around you

I love my car for how smooth of a ride it has given me over the years. Also being such a small compact car with such a great engine that gets really good gas mileage. Even though it is small, & seems like way too small, the hatch opens up for lots of storage room. If you might need more space to store more stuff, the back seat folds down to make even more storage room. Great running car. Only thing I don't like about this car, is if it had a bigger engine, than I could drive farther distances without very many problems later. The other thing I never liked was that the engine is too small to travel on a reg basis on the highway over 50 miles an hour on & on The car doesnt like it a lot of the time. The sunroof that I have with the car, I love a lot

- Marsha B

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Key Specs

Category Name: Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$3,190 - $4,411
$3,797 - $4,992

Horsepower

Horsepower
201 hp
201 hp

Engine Type

Engine Type
3.5L 3500 V6 SFI (201 HP [150 kW] @ 5600 rpm 221 lb.
3.5L 3500 V6 SFI
3.5L 3500 V6 SFI (201 HP [150 kW] @ 5600 rpm 221 lb.
3.5L 3500 V6 SFI
Interior Features

Category Name: Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Power Steering

Power Steering

Category Name: Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.9 in.
41.9 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.9 in.
39.9 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
38.5 in.
38.5 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.6 in.
37.6 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
15.4 cu. ft.
15.4 cu. ft.

Category Name: Entertainment

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional

CD Player

CD Player
Optional
Optional

Category Name: Seats

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Optional

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Exterior Features

Category Name: Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Steel

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional

Category Name: Dimensions

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
106.3 in.
106.3 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
36 ft.
36 ft.

Length

Length
188.3 in.
188.3 in.

Width

Width
69.9 in.
69.9 in.
Mechanical Specs

Category Name: Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3174 .lbs
3297 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
201 hp
201 hp

Torque

Torque
221 ft. lbs.
221 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
100 .lbs
100 .lbs

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
V6 Cylinder
V6 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Category Name: Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
16 gal.
16 gal.

Combined

Combined
11 - 16 mpg
11 - 16 mpg

City

City
22 mpg
22 mpg

Highway

Highway
32 mpg
32 mpg
Safety Features

Category Name: Features

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Category Name: Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
Optional
Optional

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Optional
Optional

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Optional
Optional

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
Optional
Optional

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
Optional
Optional

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Front

  • Overall

  • Rollover

  • Side

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

    N/A
  • Driver-side Overlap Front

    N/A

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety