Unfortunately, the numb steering makes it feel too much like an appliance. A drop down menu will appear. The clearance value, also called the ride height, is taken on standard tires. For many buyers, that would be true, if they felt as polished and sophisticated as the others. If it suits their needs, most buyers will as well. The dealer also replaced a burned-out bulb. Performance The front-wheel drive Chevrolet Malibu Maxx comes with a 3.
I pressed the button on the fob, and a few minutes later, I jumped into a warmed-up Maxx, the heater blowing much welcome hot air. The Maxx wasn't the car our staff lusted after for high school reunion duty, but it seldom spent a night in the garage. If you decide to make a purchase through our links, we may be paid a commission. All these interior dimensions are calculated separately for the front, rear and the third row of seats and make up the passenger volume. The seat backs also recline, allowing different-size rear passengers to tailor their seating position in a similar way front-seat passengers can. It has been improved to improve performance and fuel efficiency and reduce noise and vibration. The trunk space measures in at 22.
While this information is specific to vehicle make, model, model year and body type, your personal information is not taken into consideration and could greatly alter the actual premium quoted by an insurer. Here's how to disable adblocking on our site. The Maxx's interior is awash in plastics of just-average quality, but they withstood our abuse well--except for a broken seatback. But they don't, although in low-rev, day-to-day use, the 200-horse V-6 in our Maxx served in workmanlike fashion and, given good care, will probably run fine for decades. Factors that will affect your rate include your age, marital status, credit history, driving record, and the garaging address of your vehicle. We notice you're using an ad blocker. Other than that, we had no problems with this machine.
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It boasts 106 cubic feet of passenger space and 41 inches of legroom with the seats all the way back. One area of vehicle ownership where boring is a good thing is service, and we're pleased to report our Malibu was a snoozer in this regard. The Maxx is the right size for driving around town, running errands, and weekend trips. It has an oil-life sensor system that monitors oil condition and advises when service is required. However, just what classification to give the Malibu Maxx is a difficult task. These basic exterior dimensions also cross our mind when we have concerns about parking space in the yard.
The premium has been determined based on annual premium data for defined coverages liability, comprehensive and collision from a major insurer. Not a sedan and not quite a wagon, the Malibu Maxx essentially provides all the benefits of both. Enough shoulder room keeps the driver and his passenger from elbowing each other. Although the car's four-speed single-mode automatic trans isn't technically up to the state of the art, either, its ratios are well-matched to the engine's power curve, and it up- and downshifts responsively. But ads are also how we keep the garage doors open and the lights on here at Autoblog - and keep our stories free for you and for everyone. Shorter wheelbase delivers a greater maneuverability which is handy while drifting around the city with its curvy and narrow streets.
In terms of design, it has clean, crisp lines, crystalline-like headlamp lenses and a chrome front bar with a gold Chevy bowtie. This doesn't cost anything additional. The hip room roughly determines the width of the seats and the leg room measurement signals about the comfort for your legs. The exact text will differ depending on the actual application you have running. Bridging the interior and the exterior is a glass skylight over the rear seat. Not an exciting car, but the Maxx would be a no-brainer to live with as a family car. As I was leaving the office one night, I noticed it was raining.
Although it's hardly an emotion stirrer, we did get a solid, reliable, useful experience out of our Maxx. Designed with passenger comfort in mind, the 2005 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx has a rear seat that slides nearly 7 inches fore and aft. Introduced last year to rave reviews, the Chevrolet Malibu Maxx is a direct offshoot of the Malibu sedan covered in a separate review. People usually search for car length, width and height when they are curious to know if the vehicle fits into their garage. Interior Features Though a half-inch shorter than the Malibu, the Malibu Maxx has a wheelbase that is 6 inches longer. Body styling is very responsible for the drag coefficient with sedans usually boasting of values above 0. I've turned down the fan about 10 times just trying to adjust the volume.
The aptly named Maxx sportwagon variant--something the others don't offer--is intended to help eke out some extra volume. This means that all that extra room is reserved for passengers and cargo. With longer wheelbase, on the other hand, your car gains in stability but at the same time you should be cautious while driving over the bumps. If you'd be so kind as to whitelist our site, we promise to keep bringing you great content. This service was required just once again, prior to our turn in at nearly 20,000 miles. The Maxx visited the dealer at 7483 miles for an oil and filter change, tire rotation, and inspection for a slight pull to the left that had been present since delivery.
And thanks for reading Autoblog. It is mated to a 4-speed automatic transmission with overdrive. Tire wear was good, too; the rubber was showing some age by the end of our long-term test, but probably had another few thousand safe miles left. Make no mistake: This is a utilitarian piece. Plastics don't measure up to other competitors, and powertrain doesn't have the silkiness of a or 's, but the Maxx is a credible step in the right direction. . .