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2004 Chevrolet Malibu

2004 Chevrolet Malibu

At a Glance

Pricing $18,370 - $20,370
Drive Types FWD
Engines 2.2l I4, 3.5l V6
Transmissions A4

Our Ratings

Velocity Index 43

Overview Information

The new Malibu is based on GMs Epsilon platform (Saab 9-3) and should be a huge improvement over the previous model. A mainstream model, the Malibu is powered by either a 140hp I4 or an optional 200hp V6. A four-speed automatic is the only available transmission.

What Changed:

The all-new Malibu is based on GMs Epsilon platform (Saab 9-3). A mainstream model, the Malibu is powered by either a 140hp I4 or an optional 200hp V6. A four-speed automatic is the only available transmission.

Official Word:

"The 2004 Malibu is a fun, versatile mid-size sedan that adapts to an individual's personal needs. Its styling is expressive and it has great ride and handling thanks to GM's 'Epsilon' global architecture. Malibu will be an affordable, formidable competitor in mid-size cars, the largest single passenger-car segment in the U.S." -- Ed Schoener, Malibu marketing director

Model/Trim/Package Engine MPG VjI Base Price
Malibu Base 2.2l I4 (145-bhp) A4 FWD 32 $18,370
Malibu Base, LS, LT 3.5l V6 (200-bhp) A4 FWD 43 $20,370