Chevrolet Malibu Chevrolet Malibu 2006

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Chevrolet Malibu Specs at TrueDelta: Powertrains and tires by trim level (2006)

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2006 Chevrolet Malibu Specs - Exterior and Interior Dimensions

Body 4dr Sedan 4dr Hatch
Wheelbase 106.3 in 112.3 in
Length 188.3 in 187.8 in
Width 69.9 in 69.8 in
Height 57.5 in 58.1 in
Curb Weight 3174 lb. 3335 lb.
Fuel Capacity 16.3 gal. 16.3 gal.
Headroom, Row 1 39.6 in 39.4 in
Shoulder Room, Row 1 56.7 in 56.7 in
Hip Room, Row 1 53.2 in 53.5 in
Legroom, Row 1 41.9 in 41.9 in
Headroom, Row 2 37.6 in 39.4 in
Shoulder Room, Row 2 56.1 in 55.5 in
Hip Room, Row 2 52.4 in 52.4 in
Legroom, Row 2 38.5 in 41.0 in
Total Legroom 80.4 in (over 2 rows) 82.9 in (over 2 rows)
Cargo Volume, Minimum 15.4 ft3 22.8 ft3
Cargo Volume, Maximum 15.4 ft3 41.0 ft3

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Seat Room and Comfort of the 2006 Chevrolet Malibu

2006 Chevrolet Malibu Seat Room and Comfort: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2007 4dr Sedan 145-horsepower 2.2L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
I'm 6'5" and my wife is 5'0" - we can both drive this car comfortably. see full Chevrolet Malibu review
2007 4dr Hatch 217-horsepower 3.5L V6
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Rear seat adjusts 7 inches, has recline feature and fold flat for additional storage. see full Chevrolet Malibu review
2005 4dr Hatch 200-horsepower 3.5L V6
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
When have you seen a car with rear seats that both recline and adjust back & forth?!! On top of that, they people in the back get a glass roof! see full Chevrolet Malibu review
2005 4dr Hatch 200-horsepower 3.5L V6
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Good for a baby seat and full-size humans. see full Chevrolet Malibu review
2005 4dr Hatch 200-horsepower 3.5L V6
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Outstanding - seat is adjustable fore and aft, had recline feature, each side folds flat to increase storage space. Glass panels in the roof add to the feeling of spaciousness. see full Chevrolet Malibu review
 

2006 Chevrolet Malibu 4-door Sedan Specs - Powertrains and Tire Sizes

Trim LS LT LTZ SS
Standard Engine 2.2L I4
DOHC-4v
144 hp@5600
155 lb-ft@4000
2.2L I4
DOHC-4v
144 hp@5600
155 lb-ft@4000
3.5L V6
OHV-2v
201 hp@5400
220 lb-ft@3200
3.9L V6
OHV-2v
240 hp@5800
241 lb-ft@2800
Optional Engine(s)  3.5L V6
OHV-2v
201 hp@5400
220 lb-ft@3200
  
Standard Transmission4-speed manually-shiftable automatic4-speed manually-shiftable automatic4-speed manually-shiftable automatic4-speed manually-shiftable automatic
Standard DrivetrainFWDFWDFWDFWD
Standard Tires205/65R15 tires215/60R16 tires225/50R17 tires225/50R18 tires
Optional Tires   225/50WR18 tires

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2006 Chevrolet Malibu 4-door Hatch Specs - Powertrains and Tire Sizes

Trim Maxx LT Maxx LTZ Maxx SS
Standard Engine 3.5L V6
OHV-2v
201 hp@5400
220 lb-ft@3200
3.5L V6
OHV-2v
201 hp@5400
220 lb-ft@3200
3.9L V6
OHV-2v
240 hp@5800
241 lb-ft@2800
Standard Transmission4-speed manually-shiftable automatic4-speed manually-shiftable automatic4-speed manually-shiftable automatic
Standard DrivetrainFWDFWDFWD
Standard Tires215/60R16 tires225/50R17 tires225/50R18 tires
Optional Tires  225/50WR18 tires

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Powertrain of the 2006 Chevrolet Malibu

2006 Chevrolet Malibu Powertrain: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2007 4dr Hatch 217-horsepower 3.5L V6
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Lots of passing power and good fuel economy. Transmision shifts very smoothly and does not hunt for gears when cruising. see full Chevrolet Malibu review
2007 4dr Sedan 217-horsepower 3.5L V6
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
The 2007 Malibu has stronger acceleration. Throttle response is smooth and instantaneous. see full Chevrolet Malibu review
2006 4dr Sedan 201-horsepower 3.5L V6
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Gets up to speed very fast; can usually beat most any normal car plus Mustangs at the traffic light. Daily driver with some pep. see full Chevrolet Malibu review
2006 4dr Hatch 240-horsepower 3.9L V6
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
The 3.9L engine has tremendouse power (for a V6) and pulls strongly throughout its RPM range. The automatic transmission shifts smoothly and very quickly, always in the right gear. see full Chevrolet Malibu review
2005 4dr Hatch 200-horsepower 3.5L V6
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
This car is a rocket, and can brake on a dime. The performance clearly outmatches the substandard steering control & handling (typical GM). see full Chevrolet Malibu review
2005 4dr Hatch 200-horsepower 3.5L V6
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Good power. see full Chevrolet Malibu review
2005 4dr Hatch 200-horsepower 3.5L V6
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Powerful. Pulls strongly to 5,000 rpm when required. No problem merging on the highway even when loaded for a week's vacation. Transmission shifts smoothly. see full Chevrolet Malibu review
2006 Chevrolet Malibu Powertrain: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2007 4dr Sedan 145-horsepower 2.2L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Really fairly good for a 4 banger but it growls a bit when gaining speed. The shifts are noticeable mainly due to gear noise. (We compare it against our 99 V8 Buick which is faultless in this respect.) see full Chevrolet Malibu review
2007 4dr Sedan 145-horsepower 2.2L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
The 2.2L 4cyl engine, while great for gas mileage, is underpowered for such a large car. It's fine once I'm at cruising speed; however, I wish it worked a little better accelerating. see full Chevrolet Malibu review
2005 4dr Sedan 145-horsepower 2.2L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Weak passing performance. see full Chevrolet Malibu review
 

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2006 Chevrolet Malibu MSRP and Invoice Prices

Body Trim Base Price Invoice Destination
4dr Sedan LS 16,365 15,465 625
4dr Sedan LT 17,865 16,883 625
4dr Sedan LTZ 23,065 21,797 625
4dr Sedan SS 22,865 21,608 625
4dr Hatch Maxx LT 20,165 19,056 625
4dr Hatch Maxx LTZ 23,465 22,175 625
4dr Hatch Maxx SS 23,265 21,986 625

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