Used 2005 Chevrolet Malibu Sedan

2005 Chevrolet Malibu
List price range
$4,206 - $5,900

Pros

  • 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.

Cons

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

Used 2005 Chevrolet Malibu Sedan for Sale

Chevrolet Malibu 2005 LS 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)
90,251 miles
Used 2005
Chevrolet Malibu
LS
List$4,206
Est.Loan: $86/mo
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Chevrolet Malibu 2005 4dr Sedan (2.2L 4cyl 4A)
118,585 miles
Used 2005
Chevrolet Malibu
Base
List$5,595
Est.Loan: $115/mo
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Chevrolet Malibu 2005 LS 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)
83,831 miles
Used 2005
Chevrolet Malibu
LS
Bob Wade Lincoln
87.4 mi away
List$5,900
Est.Loan: $121/mo
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Dealer Notes
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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.

Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2005 Chevrolet Malibu.

Truly the perfect sedan
casper21, 3/4/2011
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
ramarado, 9/29/2010
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
najju12, 4/18/2012
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.
problems w/ engine only 71000 miles
asdfg123, 7/30/2009
I did not have problems within the first 3 years of purchasing the vehicle..Then one day the vehicle starting making a clicking noise...They say the >>cam--??-- valve>>> went in the engine. Jasper is saying that in 2005 the engines were made differently and now they are breaking down around 70000 miles....so they want you to buy a new engine.....There is no recall even though they knew it would be a problem in the future....Not everyone can afford a new engine when on a limited budget....if these manufactures knew there was a problem why no recall......
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Features & Specs

MPG
20 city / 29 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed automatic
Gas
200 hp @ 5400 rpm
MPG
21 city / 32 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed automatic
Gas
145 hp @ 5600 rpm
MPG
20 city / 29 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed automatic
Gas
200 hp @ 5400 rpm
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Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver4 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover
    Rollover4 / 5
    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
    Poor
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Acceptable
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

More about the 2005 Chevrolet Malibu
Used 2005 Chevrolet Malibu Sedan Overview

The Used 2005 Chevrolet Malibu Sedan is offered in the following styles: 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 Sedan?

Save up to $154 on one of 3 Used 2005 Chevrolet Malibu Sedan for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $4,206 as of08/20/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from4 to 4 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2005 Chevrolet Malibu Sedan trim styles:

  • The Used 2005 Chevrolet Malibu Sedan LS is priced between $4,206 and$5,900 with odometer readings between 83831 and90251 miles.
  • The Used 2005 Chevrolet Malibu Sedan Base is priced between $5,595 and$5,595 with odometer readings between 118585 and118585 miles.

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