Used 2007 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx

Pros & Cons

  • Hatchback design allow easy cargo loading, spacious cabin with adjustable rear seats, standard V6 provides performance with fuel efficiency, comfortable ride, excellent crash test scores, remote-start feature.
  • Bland interior design and materials, mediocre steering and brakes, less cargo space than true wagons
  • stability control and manual gearbox are not available.
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Edmunds' Expert Review

The spacious and well-equipped Chevrolet Malibu Maxx offers excellent value with its versatile and roomy cabin, peppy performance and above-average fuel economy.

Vehicle overview

Something of a cross between a sedan and a station wagon, the 2007 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx offers impressive flexibility in terms of cargo and passenger transport. Space efficiency is impressive considering the Maxx's relatively small footprint, an obvious benefit of its quirky, boxy design. Even without folding the rear seats down, there are nearly 23 cubic feet of cargo capacity. Fold them down and long objects can be carried inside the Malibu Maxx, thanks to a fold-flat front passenger seat.

Although it shares its "Epsilon" platform with the sporty Saab 9-3, the Malibu Maxx (SS excepted) is more of a cruiser than a sport sedan. Most folks will be happy with either an LT or LTZ, which are equipped with the peppy 3.5-liter V6 as well as most luxury and safety features one could want. A smooth ride and respectable handling are part of the appeal. Downsides include over-assisted steering that lacks feel, longer-than-normal braking distances and a rather bland interior design. The recently introduced SS version provides more athletic handling and much better steering feel, along with snappier performance via a 240-horsepower V6.

Practical shoppers will likely want to take a look at the 2007 Malibu Maxx. Chevy's versatile midsize sedan has the bases covered when it comes to providing what most buyers in this segment want -- affordability, a smooth ride, respectable performance, a roomy cabin and excellent crash test scores. The 2007 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx may not be quite as sporty or refined as some of the class leaders, but with its overall competency and attractive pricing, it merits serious consideration.

Chevrolet Malibu Maxx models

The midsize Chevy Malibu Maxx features an unusual four-door hatchback/wagon body style. There are three trim levels: LT, LTZ and SS. The LT comes with plenty of features, such as air conditioning; a remote vehicle starter; a six-speaker stereo with a CD player; trip computer; a tilt/telescope steering wheel; height and lumbar adjustment for the driver seat; power windows, mirrors and door locks; a sliding 60/40-split folding rear seat; a fixed rear skylight with retractable shade; and a rear cargo shelf. The LTZ adds automatic climate control, leather seating, power-adjustable pedals, a rear spoiler and OnStar. The performance-oriented SS features sport seats, a sport-tuned suspension and 18-inch alloy wheels. Significant options for the Maxx include an in-dash CD changer, satellite radio, separate rear audio controls and a rear-seat DVD entertainment system.

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2007 Highlights

On the 2007 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx, the front airbags incorporate "dual-stage" technology, meaning the force of deployment can vary according to the severity of the crash. In addition, the OnStar system now offers "Turn-by-Turn" navigation and the 3.5-liter V6 offers more power via the adoption of variable camshaft timing.

Performance & mpg

Standard on the LT and LTZ is a newly revised version of the 3.5-liter V6 that now makes 217 horsepower and 217 pound-feet of torque. The SS comes with a 3.9-liter V6 with 240 hp and 241 lb-ft of torque. Routing power to the front wheels of all Malibus is a four-speed automatic transmission; on the SS model it features a manual-shift mode. The 3.5-liter V6 is our recommendation for most buyers, as it offers snappy performance along with impressive fuel economy ratings of 22 mpg city/32 mpg highway.

Safety

Safety is a strong point for the Chevrolet Malibu Maxx. Four-wheel antilock disc brakes and traction control are standard. Front-seat side-impact airbags and full-length head-protecting side curtain airbags are optional on the LT and standard on the LTZ and SS. In frontal crash testing conducted by the NHTSA, the Malibu Maxx scored a perfect five stars. Though it has yet to be tested by the IIHS for frontal offset and side-impact crashes, we would expect the Maxx to score as highly as its Malibu sedan sibling, which earned top scores in both categories.

Driving

In most driving conditions Chevy’s Malibu Maxx is a competent performer. The Maxx's ride quality is smooth and comfortable on the highway. Handling is predictable in the corners, though an oddly calibrated electric steering setup makes the Maxx feel less adept than many of its competitors. The SS fares better with its traditional hydraulic power steering. Braking performance is also a little disappointing, as the Malibu Maxx's stopping distances tend to be longer than those of its competitors in this price range. Although on paper the base V6 might seem down on power for this class, generous low-end torque and a quick-shifting transmission make the Maxx feel more powerful than its numbers suggest. The bigger V6 found in the SS model provides plenty of power, lending a sportier feel to the drive.

Interior

There is plenty of passenger space as the Maxx hatchback is 6 inches longer than the Malibu sedan. The 60/40-split rear seat reclines and offers 7 inches of fore/aft travel while a standard fixed sunroof over the rear seats contributes to the cabin's open feel. The hatch area offers 22.8 cubic feet of capacity, and folding down the rear seats and the front-passenger seat opens up more room for bulky items. A parcel shelf allows for two-tier loading. Though not particularly upscale or stylish in feel, the cabin is at least functional, with a straightforward control layout.

Scorecard

Overallundefined / 5

Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2007 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx.

Average user rating: 4.1 stars
24 total reviews
5 star reviews: 54%
4 star reviews: 21%
3 star reviews: 8%
2 star reviews: 13%
1 star reviews: 4%

Trending topics in reviews

  • handling & steering
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  • fuel efficiency
  • interior
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  • dashboard
  • reliability & manufacturing quality
  • value
  • seats
  • brakes
  • spaciousness
  • acceleration
  • driving experience
  • ride quality
  • visibility
  • doors
  • steering wheel
  • lights
  • engine
  • transmission
  • sound system
  • wheels & tires
  • maintenance & parts
  • safety
  • road noise

Most helpful consumer reviews

4.375/5 stars, To the MAXX
Cilia,
LT 4dr Hatchback (3.5L 6cyl 4A)
I absolutly love this car. It is a great car for the family without taking out style. It has good gas mileage, and I can always rely on it. It's a pleasant suprise. It's a plesure to drive and to look at. It can seat four to five people. It also much better than any SUV!
5/5 stars, Best car
aguzman,
LT 4dr Hatchback (3.5L 6cyl 4A)
I drive my Maxx 120 miles a day and I enjoy it very much. It handles great, is comfortable, and I get 29 miles to a gallon. Has style and my coworkers really like it. Some of them have gotten themselves one also. A great unit. Wished more people would try it. They would love it like I do.
4.875/5 stars, Great car
JP53202,
LT 4dr Hatchback (3.5L 6cyl 4A)
First off, the auto press nit-picking about the steering, gruff engine and interior simply are not true. The electric steering is just fine, it adjusts to vehicle speed and there is all the feedback of a hydraulic unit. I notice no difference and I have driven a lot of cars in my life. As for the engine, it's just as quiet and smooth as the V6 in my mom's Lexus RX300. The interior, well, on the LT it's cloth, not leather, but it's just as swank as my work mate's Accord LX - it's workaday, no doubt, but for a mid-line interior it's got what the others do. This car also handles and brakes very well, too. Don't let the press fool you - this car is every bit the equal of it's Japanese competition.
4.875/5 stars, Great Car!
nydogboy,
LT 4dr Hatchback (3.5L 6cyl 4A)
97,000 miles later I've realized this is best car ever. The V-6 is quick, yet I get 31mpg at 74mph. A trip from NY to New Orleans and back netted 29.2 mpg and I admit to hitting 90mph a couple of times. Replaced front and rear brakes at 85k. Absolutely no problems. I live in Syracuse where 40% of the cars are rusted. My 6 year old Maxx has no rust. Get one! I will definitely get 200,000 miles from this car.


Features & Specs

Base MSRP
$19,795
MPG & Fuel
18 City / 28 Hwy / 21 Combined
Fuel Tank Capacity: 16 gal. capacity
Seating
5 seats
Drivetrain
Type: front wheel drive
Transmission: 4-speed automatic
Engine
V6 cylinder
Horsepower: 217 hp @ 5800 rpm
Torque: 217 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm
Basic Warranty
3 yr./ 36000 mi.
Dimensions
Length: 187.8 in. / Height: 58.1 in. / Width: 69.8 in.
Curb Weight: 3458 lbs.
Cargo Capacity, All Seats In Place: 22.8 cu.ft.

Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.

Frontal Barrier Crash RatingRating
OverallNot Rated
Driver5 / 5
Passenger5 / 5
Side Crash RatingRating
OverallNot Rated
Side Barrier RatingRating
OverallNot Rated
DriverNot Rated
PassengerNot Rated
Combined Side Barrier & Pole RatingsRating
Front SeatNot Rated
Back SeatNot Rated
RolloverRating
Rollover4 / 5
Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
Risk Of RolloverNot Rated


FAQ

Is the Chevrolet Malibu Maxx a good car?

The Edmunds experts tested the 2007 Malibu Maxx both on the road and at the track. You probably care about Chevrolet Malibu Maxx fuel economy, so it's important to know that the Malibu Maxx gets an EPA-estimated 18 mpg to 21 mpg, depending on the configuration. What about cargo capacity? When you're thinking about carrying stuff in your new car, keep in mind that the Malibu Maxx has 22.8 cubic feet of trunk space. And then there's safety and reliability. Edmunds has all the latest NHTSA and IIHS crash-test scores, plus industry-leading expert and consumer reviews to help you understand what it's like to own and maintain a Chevrolet Malibu Maxx. Learn more

Is the Chevrolet Malibu Maxx reliable?

To determine whether the Chevrolet Malibu Maxx is reliable, read Edmunds' authentic consumer reviews, which come from real owners and reveal what it's like to live with the Malibu Maxx. Look for specific complaints that keep popping up in the reviews, and be sure to compare the Malibu Maxx's average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more

Is the 2007 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx a good car?

There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2007 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx is a good car. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2007 Malibu Maxx is a good car for you. Check back soon for the official Edmunds Rating from our expert testing team Learn more

How much should I pay for a 2007 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx?

The least-expensive 2007 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx is the 2007 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx LS Fleet 4dr Hatchback (3.5L 6cyl 4A). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $19,795.

Other versions include:

  • LT 4dr Hatchback (3.5L 6cyl 4A) which starts at $20,575
  • SS 4dr Hatchback (3.9L 6cyl 4A) which starts at $23,710
  • LTZ 4dr Hatchback (3.5L 6cyl 4A) which starts at $23,915
  • LS Fleet 4dr Hatchback (3.5L 6cyl 4A) which starts at $19,795
Learn more

What are the different models of Chevrolet Malibu Maxx?

If you're interested in the Chevrolet Malibu Maxx, the next question is, which Malibu Maxx model is right for you? Malibu Maxx variants include LT 4dr Hatchback (3.5L 6cyl 4A), SS 4dr Hatchback (3.9L 6cyl 4A), LTZ 4dr Hatchback (3.5L 6cyl 4A), and LS Fleet 4dr Hatchback (3.5L 6cyl 4A). For a full list of Malibu Maxx models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

More about the 2007 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx

Used 2007 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx Overview

The Used 2007 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx is offered in the following submodels: Malibu Maxx Hatchback. Available styles include LT 4dr Hatchback (3.5L 6cyl 4A), SS 4dr Hatchback (3.9L 6cyl 4A), LTZ 4dr Hatchback (3.5L 6cyl 4A), and LS Fleet 4dr Hatchback (3.5L 6cyl 4A).

What do people think of the 2007 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the Used 2007 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the Used 2007 Malibu Maxx 4.1 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the Used 2007 Malibu Maxx.

Edmunds Expert Reviews

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What's a good price for a New Used 2007 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx?

Used 2007 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx LS Fleet 4dr Hatchback (3.5L 6cyl 4A)

The Used 2007 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx LS Fleet 4dr Hatchback (3.5L 6cyl 4A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $20,445. The average price paid for a new Used 2007 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx LS Fleet 4dr Hatchback (3.5L 6cyl 4A) is trending $17,537 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $17,537 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $2,908.

The average savings for the Used 2007 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx LS Fleet 4dr Hatchback (3.5L 6cyl 4A) is 85.8% below the MSRP.

Used 2007 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx LT 4dr Hatchback (3.5L 6cyl 4A)

The Used 2007 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx LT 4dr Hatchback (3.5L 6cyl 4A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $21,225. The average price paid for a new Used 2007 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx LT 4dr Hatchback (3.5L 6cyl 4A) is trending $18,092 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $18,092 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $3,133.

The average savings for the Used 2007 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx LT 4dr Hatchback (3.5L 6cyl 4A) is 85.2% below the MSRP.

Used 2007 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx SS 4dr Hatchback (3.9L 6cyl 4A)

The Used 2007 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx SS 4dr Hatchback (3.9L 6cyl 4A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $24,360. The average price paid for a new Used 2007 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx SS 4dr Hatchback (3.9L 6cyl 4A) is trending $20,887 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $20,887 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $3,473.

The average savings for the Used 2007 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx SS 4dr Hatchback (3.9L 6cyl 4A) is 85.7% below the MSRP.

Used 2007 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx LTZ 4dr Hatchback (3.5L 6cyl 4A)

The Used 2007 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx LTZ 4dr Hatchback (3.5L 6cyl 4A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $24,565. The average price paid for a new Used 2007 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx LTZ 4dr Hatchback (3.5L 6cyl 4A) is trending $21,065 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $21,065 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $3,500.

The average savings for the Used 2007 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx LTZ 4dr Hatchback (3.5L 6cyl 4A) is 85.8% below the MSRP.

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