2007 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx  -  $21,225


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $21,225
Base Invoice: $20,093
Destination Charge: $650
Options: $0
Trim: 5dr Sdn LT
Doors: 4
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: | City: 20 | Hwy: 30
Body Style: 5dr Sdn LT
Transmission: Transmission, 4-speed automatic, electronically controlled with overdrive, includes electronic range selector
Engine: Engine, 3.5L V6 SFI (217 hp [161.8 kW] @ 5800 rpm, 217 lb-ft of torque [293.0 N-m] @ 4000 rpm)

Pros

Fuel economy; low price; smooth, quiet ride; unique, spacious Maxx model.


Model Highlights

Chevrolet's compact sedan for 2007, the Malibu, comes in several four-cylinder and V6 variants, ranging from a budget-priced four-cylinder LS model with especially high fuel economy to a well-appointed, V6-powered LTZ models, up to the sporty, more powerful Malibu SS.

A 145-horsepower, 2.2L Ecotec four-cylinder engine is standard on the Malibu LS and LT, while LTZ models get a 217-horsepower, 3.5L V6. The V6 is also offered as part of an option package on the LT. A pushrod design, the engine has been newly revised, with variable valve timing for improved efficiency. At the top of the powertrain range is the 240-horsepower, 3.9L V6 offered only on the sporty SS. All engines are paired with a four-speed automatic transmission.

Besides the larger engine, the SS also includes a sport-tuned suspension, manual shift mode for the transmission, 18-inch flangeless wheels, sport seats, fog lamps, chrome-tipped exhaust, and special trim throughout.

And there's another body style, too: the Malibu Maxx. Part station wagon and part hatchback, the Maxx has a very distinctive silhouette. From the back of the front door forward, the Malibu sedan and Malibu Maxx are identical, but the Maxx has a wheelbase that's six inches longer, while the entire vehicle is actually slightly shorter, bringing a different sense of proportions and making the interior much more spacious. Both the sedan and Maxx have 60/40-split folding rear seats for loading large cargo items, but in the Maxx the back seat slides almost seven inches fore and aft, and the seatbacks also recline, which brings the legroom of a much larger car, or an especially long cargo area. In back, there's an extra power outlet, and an interchangeable panel that allows two-tier loading for groceries or can function as a picnic table. The Maxx also comes with a unique, fixed-glass skylight.

The Malibu is equipped well for young families. Even base Malibu models have heating and air conditioning vents to route airflow to back-seat passengers, and top options on the Maxx include both a rear-seat audio system and a rear-seat DVD entertainment system with wireless headphones.

All models now come with full-length side-curtain air bags. Side-impact thorax air bags are standard on the top LTZ and SS models.

The top-of-the-line LTZ model is well-equipped, including automatic climate control, heated mirrors and front seats, a power driver's seat, leather-trimmed upholstery, OnStar, and a universal garage door opener. Sound systems range up to a system with in-dash, six-disc changer and XM satellite radio compatibility.

Whether with the four-cylinder or the V6, the Malibu returns better-than-average fuel economy. The four-cylinder model is EPA-rated at 24 city, 34 highway, while the V6 Malibu returns 32 highway for the sedan and 30 with the Maxx.


Model News

For 2007, a new, more efficient version of the 3.5L V6, with variable valve timing, replaces the previous 3.5L. Full-length head-curtain side air bags are now standard across the lineup.

The remote vehicle starter system is more widely available; it's now standard on the mid-range Maxx LT and available on the sedan LT. Also, OnStar Turn-by-Turn navigation is now available, and several new exterior colors join the lineup: Amber Bronze Metallic, Dark Gray Metallic, and Golden Pewter Metallic.


Value Writeup

Chevrolet's 2007 Malibu sedan provides a comfortable ride, decent performance, and a generous list of standard features at a price that's lower than much of the competition. With standard side-curtain air bags on the base LS and mid-range LT, and a new standard remote starter on the LT, make the Malibu an even better value than before. The Malibu Maxx wagon, with its unique shape, provides more space and versatility for a wide range of passenger and cargo needs, while the SS offers a more powerful, 240-horsepower engine and sportier handling for only slightly more money.


Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
30 MPG

Cruising Range - City
320.00 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
20 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
480.00 mi

Engine Order Code
LZ4

Engine Type
Gas V6

Displacement
3.5L/214

Fuel System
SFI

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
217 @ 5800

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
217 @ 4000

Trans Order Code
MN5

Trans Type
4

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.95

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.62

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.68

Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.14

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.29

Total Cooling System Capacity
13.6 qts

EPA Classification
Large

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
106 ft³

Front Head Room
39.4 in

Front Leg Room
41.9 in

Front Shoulder Room
56.7 in

Front Hip Room
53.5 in

Second Head Room
39.4 in

Second Leg Room
41.0 in

Second Shoulder Room
55.5 in

Second Hip Room
52.4 in

Wheelbase
112.3 in

Length, Overall
187.8 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
69.8 in

Height, Overall
58.1 in

Track Width, Front
60.0 in

Track Width, Rear
60.2 in

Min Ground Clearance
6.1 in

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up
22.8 ft³

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
41.0 ft³

Base Curb Weight
3476 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
1000 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
100 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut

Suspension Type - Rear
4-Link

Front Tire Order Code
QPE

Rear Tire Order Code
QPE

Front Tire Size
P215/60R16

Rear Tire Size
P215/60R16

Front Wheel Size
16 x -TBD- in

Rear Wheel Size
16 x -TBD- in

Steering Type
Hydraulic Pwr

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.9

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.1

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
37.6 ft

Brake Type
Pwr

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.65 x 1.02 in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
10.63 x 0.55 in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
16 gal

Basic Years
3

Basic Miles/km
36,000

Drivetrain Years
5

Drivetrain Miles/km
100,000

Corrosion Years
6

Corrosion Miles/km
100,000

Roadside Assistance Years
5

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
100,000

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
14V252000

Mfg's Report Date
MAY 14, 2014

Component
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM, ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL, EXTERIOR LIGHTING, SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC, VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

Potential Number of Units Affected
2,440,524

Summary
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2004-2012 Chevrolet Malibu vehicles manufactured May 16, 2003, through October 11, 2012, 2004-2007 Malibu Maxx vehicles manufactured June 25, 2003, through April 5, 2007, 2005-2010 Pontiac G6 vehicles manufactured May 26, 2004, through January 4, 2010, and 2007-2010 Saturn Aura vehicles manufactured April 24, 2006, through May 26, 2009. In the affected vehicles, increased resistance in the Body Control Module (BCM) connection may result in voltage fluctuations in the Brake Apply Sensor (BAS) circuit. These fluctuations can cause one or more of these conditions: the brake lights to illuminate without the brake pedal being pushed; the brake lights to not illuminate when the pedal is pushed; difficulty disengaging the cruise control; moving the gear shifter out of the 'PARK' position without pushing the brake; and disablement of crash avoidance features such as traction control, electronic stability control, and panic braking assi...

Consequence
Any of the above failure conditions increases the risk of a crash.

GM will notify owners, and dealers will attach the wiring harness to the BCM with a spacer, apply dielectric lubricant to both the BCM and harness connector and the BAS and harness connector, and will relearn the brake pedal home position, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact General Motors customer service at 1-800-222-1020 (Chevrolet), 1-800-762-2737 (Pontiac), 1-800-553-6000 (Saturn). GM's number for this recall is 13036.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Frontal Driver

Frontal Passenger

Side Driver
No Test

Side Rear Passenger
No Test

Crash Test Note
Results based on a 35 MPH frontal crash and 38.5 MPH side crash. Results are reported in a range of one to five stars, with five stars indicating the best crash protection for vehicles within the same weight class. This test used driver and passenger belts and airbags.

NHTSA Rollover Rating

Rollover Note
The Rollover Resistance Rating is an estimate of your risk of rolling over if you have a single vehicle crash. It does not predict the likelihood of that crash. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is. The more "top-heavy" the vehicle, the more likely it is to roll over. The lowest rated vehicles (1-star) are at least four times more likely to roll over than the highest rated vehicles (5-stars).

Engine, 3.5L V6 SFI (217 hp [161.8 kW] @ 5800 rpm, 217 lb-ft of torque [293.0 N-m] @ 4000 rpm)

Transmission, 4-speed automatic, electronically controlled with overdrive, includes electronic range selector

Traction control, all-speed

Front wheel drive

Battery, maintenance-free with rundown protection

Suspension, 4-wheel independent

Tires, P215/60R16 touring, blackwall

Wheels, 16" (40.6 cm) fascia spoke, painted Sterling Silver

Steering, Hydraulic Power Steering (HPS) assist

Brakes, 4-wheel antilock, 4-wheel disc, includes Traction Control

Skylight, fixed rear, above rear seat passengers, includes retractable shade

Fascias, front and rear body-color

Moldings, body-color rocker

Headlamps, halogen composite with crystalline-like lenses and automatic exterior lamp control

Daytime Running Lamps

Mirrors, outside power-adjustable, body-color, manual-folding

Glass, Solar-Ray light-tinted

Wipers, front intermittent, variable, speed-sensitive

Door handles, body-color

Seats, front bucket with Custom Cloth, reclining seatbacks and adjustable outboard head restraints

Seat, front passenger flat-folding seatback

Seat adjuster, driver power vertical height

Seat adjuster, driver manual lumbar control

Seats, rear Multi-Flex 60/40 split-bench, forward and rearward sliding, independently reclines and folds-down

Armrest, rear center with dual cup holders and storage

Console, floor with floor shifter, integral armrest and storage compartment

Floor mats, carpeted front and rear

Steering column, tilt and telescopic

Steering wheel, 4-spoke leather-wrapped with mounted audio and cruise controls, includes leather-wrapped shift knob

Instrumentation, analog with speedometer, engine temperature, fuel, tachometer and PRNDL

Driver Information Center, with driver customization, warning messages and vehicle information

Windows, power with driver Express-Down and rear passenger lockout

Door locks, power programmable with lockout protection and delayed locking

Remote vehicle starter system, includes the functionality of Remote Keyless Entry

Cruise control, electronic with set and resume speed, includes cancel feature

Liftgate release, power, interior

Theft-deterrent system, vehicle, PASS-Key III+

Air conditioning, single-zone manual

Defogger, rear-window electric

Audio system, AM/FM stereo with CD player, seek-and-scan, digital clock, auto-tone control, Radio Data System (RDS), speed-compensated volume, TheftLock, outside temperature display, trip odometer, Driver Information Center, warning messages and programmable menu functions

Audio system feature, 6-speaker system

Cup holders, dual front and rear

Power outlets, 3 auxiliary, includes 1 front, 1 inside center console and 1 in the rear cargo area

Mirror, inside rearview manual day/night

Visors, driver illuminated vanity mirror, non-illuminated passenger, covered

Assist handles, rear outboard

Lighting, interior with front reading lights

Map pocket, driver seatback

Map pocket, front passenger seatback

Cargo panel, rear, multi-functional with 4 positions, including one that forms a table

City 20/hwy 30 (3.5L engine/4-speed auto trans)

Brakes, 4-wheel antilock, 4-wheel disc, includes Traction Control

Air bags, dual-stage frontal, driver and right-front passenger and head curtain side-impact, front and rear outboard seating positions with Passenger Sensing System (Head curtain side air bags are designed to help reduce the risk of head and neck injuries to front and rear seat occupants on the near side of certain side-impact collisions. Always use safety belts and the correct child restraints for your childs age and size. Even in vehicles equipped with air bags and the Passenger Sensing System, children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat. Never place a rear-facing infant restraint in the front seat of any vehicle equipped with an active frontal air bag. See the vehicles Owners Manual and child safety seat instructions for more safety information.)

Safety belts, 3-point, all seating positions, includes front seat pretensioners

LATCH system (Lower Anchors and Top tethers for CHildren), for child safety seats

Door locks, rear child security

Traction Control, all-speed

Daytime Running Lamps

 
EMISSIONS, FEDERAL REQUIREMENTS
$0

 
EMISSIONS, MAINE, MASSACHUSETTS, NEW YORK OR VERMONT STATE REQUIREMENTS
$0

 
EMISSIONS, CALIFORNIA STATE REQUIREMENTS
$0

 
EMISSIONS OVERRIDE, CALIFORNIA, MASSACHUSETTS OR NEW YORK
$0

 
EMISSIONS OVERRIDE, FEDERAL
$0

 
ENGINE, 3.5L V6 SFI
$0

 
TRANSMISSION, 4-SPEED AUTOMATIC, ELECTRONICALLY CONTROLLED WITH OVERDRIVE
$0

 
PREFERRED EQUIPMENT GROUP
$0

 
SEATS, FRONT BUCKET WITH CUSTOM CLOTH
$0

 
CUSTOM CLOTH SEAT TRIM
$0

 
SOLID PAINT
$0

 
AUDIO SYSTEM, AM/FM STEREO WITH CD PLAYER
$0

 
AUDIO SYSTEM, AM/FM STEREO WITH 6-DISC IN-DASH CD CHANGER
$300

 
WHEELS, 16" (40.6 CM) FASCIA SPOKE, PAINTED STERLING SILVER
$0

 
WHEELS, 16" (40.6 CM) FASCIA SPOKE, BRIGHT CHROMED TRIM
$0

 
LUXURY AND CONVENIENCE PACKAGE
$595

 
VISORS, DRIVER AND FRONT PASSENGER ILLUMINATED VANITY MIRRORS, COVERED
$0

 
FOG LAMPS, FRONT, INTEGRAL IN FRONT FASCIA
$0

 
LIGHTING, INTERIOR REAR READING LIGHTS
$0

 
MIRROR, INSIDE REARVIEW AUTO-DIMMING WITH 8-POINT COMPASS DISPLAY
$0

 
INTERIOR TRIM, WALNUT BURL
$0

 
FRONT SEATING PACKAGE
$450

 
SUNROOF, POWER, TILT-SLIDING
$800

 
ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM
$1,295

 
AUDIO SYSTEM CONTROLS, REAR
$175

 
AIR BAGS, DUAL-STAGE FRONTAL AND SIDE-IMPACT, DRIVER AND RIGHT FRONT PASSENGER AND HEAD CURTAIN SIDE-IMPACT FRONT AND REAR OUTBOARD SEATING POSITIONS WITH PASSENGER SENSING SYSTEM
$295

 
PEDALS, POWER-ADJUSTABLE FOR ACCELERATOR AND BRAKE
$125

 
LICENSE PLATE BRACKET, FRONT
$0

 
XM SATELLITE RADIO.
$199

 
ONSTAR, 1-YEAR OF SAFE AND SOUND PLAN.
$695

 
ENGINE BLOCK HEATER
$50

 
SPOILER, REAR
$300

 
NEW JERSEY COST SURCHARGE
$0

 
ILLINOIS COST SURCHARGE
$0

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