Used 2005 Chevrolet Malibu

$7,795 - $3,996
2005 Chevrolet Malibu

2005 Highlights

The side curtain airbag option now includes front-seat side-impact airbags.


  • Pros: Smooth ride quality, above-average fuel economy with V6, plenty of passenger and cargo space, ample safety and convenience features, innovative remote start feature.


  • Lackluster interior, subpar brakes and steering, down on power compared to competitors, no manual transmission available.

Used 2005 Chevrolet Malibu for Sale

Chevrolet Malibu 2005 4dr Sedan (2.2L 4cyl 4A) Light Driftwood Metallic 106,844 miles
Used 2005Chevrolet MalibuBase
Est.Loan: $82/mo
Bob Bell Chevrolet
54.4 mi away
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Chevrolet Malibu 2005 4dr Sedan (2.2L 4cyl 4A) Dark Blue Metallic Gray142,221 miles
Used 2005Chevrolet MalibuBase
Est.Loan: $58/mo
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Fair Deal!
Chevrolet Malibu 2005 LS 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A) Galaxy Silver Metallic Gray0
Used 2005Chevrolet MalibuLS
Est.Loan: $159/mo
Keim Chevrolet
99.5 mi away

Edmunds' Expert Review

Roomy, affordable and well equipped, the Malibu delivers excellent value but lacks some of the performance and refinement of the class leaders.

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Features & Specs

LS 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)4dr Sedan (2.2L 4cyl 4A)LT 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)
Transmission4-speed automatic4-speed automatic4-speed automatic
Horsepower200 hp @ 5400 rpm145 hp @ 5600 rpm200 hp @ 5400 rpm


NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Crash Rating

    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating

    OverallNot Rated
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings

    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover

    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated

IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test

Top Consumer Reviews

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Truly the perfect sedan
My 2005 Chevy Malibu has 56,500 miles and has never given me any problems, barring the occasional Malibu moment. The 2.2L 4-cylinder engine is surprsingly robust and highway passing is not as difficult as it generally is with these type of engines. The interior, while considered boring by many, is to me just practical enough without being completely ugly. The cargo space, both in the passenger cabin and the trunk is very surprising. Several employees at department stores have doubted that large objects could indeed fit in my spacious trunk, but they were also surprised that a full-size outdoor grill slid in with ease. Overall, my only complaint about the car is the lack of reading lamps.
286,000 miles and still going
Most inexpensive car I've ever owned. Absolutely no unexpected issues. Normal brake and tire wear about 80k miles each, 1 set of spark plugs, 1 belt, 2 tie rod ends and 1 battery. I've used Mobile 1 and change oil at 9k, and had the trans. serviced twice. As you've guessed I drive for my job a lot, and I don't baby it. V-6 Fuel mileage averages about 34 highway, 28 overall. Would consider a trade but afraid I can't find a more dependable car.
Worst car I owned
I don't know what people see in this car, but it is the worst car I have ever owned in my life. Family always told me to stick with toyota camry or Honda Accord, I wanted something different, and boy did I made the biggest mistake of my life. A hollow car with very bad steering and tie rod ends breaking every 10 to 20k miles. It's started to rust and good luck if you want to do some extra mods on this vehicle because it will make sure to either use stock products or it will make you pay arm and leg to drive around again. GM should be shamed of themselves and I will NEVER, EVER BUYING A GM FOR SURE. And anyone who want to take chances, good luck with disappointment. You've been warned.
Used 2005 Chevrolet Malibu Overview

The Used 2005 Chevrolet Malibu is offered in the following submodels: . Available styles include LS 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A), 4dr Sedan (2.2L 4cyl 4A), and LT 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A).

What's a good price on a Used 2005 Chevrolet Malibu?

Price comparisons for Used 2005 Chevrolet Malibu trim styles:

  • The Used 2005 Chevrolet Malibu Base is priced between $2,838 and $3,996 with odometer readings between 106844 and 142221 miles.

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