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2006 Chevrolet Malibu Sedan

At a Glance

Pricing $17,155 - $23,615
Drive Types FWD
Engines 2.2l I4, 3.5l V6, 3.9l V6
Transmissions A4
Fuel Economy 18-24 (city), 26-34 (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:

A new 3.5L V6 with variable valve timing replaces last year's 3.5L.

Model/Trim/Package Engine MPG VjI Base Price
Malibu Sedan LS 2.2l I4 (144-bhp) A4 FWD 24/34/28 $17,155
Malibu Sedan LT 2.2l I4 (144-bhp) A4 FWD 24/34/28 $18,375
Malibu Sedan LT 3.5l V6 (217-bhp) A4 FWD 22/32/26 $20,085
Malibu Sedan LTZ 3.5l V6 (217-bhp) A4 FWD 22/32/26 $23,615
Malibu Sedan SS 3.9l V6 (240-bhp) A4 FWD 18/26/22 $23,410