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2006 Chevrolet Malibu Sedan

At a Glance

Pricing $16,365 - $22,865
Drive Types FWD
Engines 2.2l I4, 3.5l V6, 3.9l V6
Transmissions A4
Fuel Economy 19-24 (city), 26-32 (highway)

A solid midsize sedan from Chevrolet that offers great value, the Malibu is based on a platform shared with the Opel Vectra and Saab 9-3. The Malibu SS models are equipped with a 3.9L V-6, 18-inch alloy wheels, and unique interior and exterior trim. Standard Malibus have a 2.2L I-4 or 3.5L V-6 and 4-speed automatic. The LTZ premium model offers additional luxury features. ABS and traction control are available on all models. Side-impact and head curtain airbags are available on all models.

What Changed:

The Malibu adds a sporty SS version. The SS features a 240hp 3.9L V-6 with variable valve timing (VVT), 18-inch alloy wheels, and a firmer sport suspension with stiffer springs, dampers, and bigger front & rear anti-roll bars. An SS-specific front fascia has larger grille openings, lower air dam, and projector-beam fog lamps.

Model/Trim/Package Engine MPG VjI Base Price
Malibu Sedan LS, LT 2.2l I4 (144-bhp) A4 FWD 24/32/28 $16,365
Malibu Sedan LT, LTZ 3.5l V6 (201-bhp) A4 FWD 22/32/26 $19,865
Malibu Sedan SS 3.9l V6 (240-bhp) A4 FWD 19/26/22 $22,865