Research 2005 Chevrolet Malibu specs for the trims available. Choose the desired trim / style from the dropdown list to see the corresponding specs.

Base 4dr Base Sedan


Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 9.05 x 1.57
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.87 x 1.02
Brake Type Pwr
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel
Brake ABS System
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.63 x 0.55

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.4

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 13.6


Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD -


Engine Type Gas I4
Displacement 3.5L/213
Displacement 2.2L/134
Fuel System SFI
Fuel System MFI
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 200 @ 5400
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 145 @ 5600
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 155 @ 4000
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 220 @ 3200
Engine Order Code LX9
Engine Order Code L61
Engine Type Gas V6

Exterior Dimensions

Wheelbase (in) 106.3
Liftover Height (in) - TBD -
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.1
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.3
Track Width, Front (in) 60.0
Height, Overall (in) 57.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.9
Length, Overall (in) 188.3

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.0

Interior Dimensions

Front Leg Room (in) 41.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.7
Passenger Volume (ft³) 101.4
Front Hip Room (in) 52.4
Front Head Room (in) 39.9
Second Leg Room (in) 38.5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.1
Second Hip Room (in) 52.0
Passenger Capacity 5
Second Head Room (in) 37.6


EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22


Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.9
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.1


Vehicle Name Chevrolet Malibu
Body Style 4 Door Sedan


Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.77
Suspension Type - Front Ind MacPherson
Suspension Type - Rear Ind 4-link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/coil springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/coil springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.79
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD -


Spare Tire Order Code
Rear Tire Order Code QMR
Rear Tire Order Code QPE
Front Tire Order Code QMR
Front Tire Order Code QPE
Front Tire Size P205/65R15
Front Tire Size P215/60R16
Rear Tire Size P205/65R15
Spare Tire Size - TBD -
Rear Tire Size P215/60R16


Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)


Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.14
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.68
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.62
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.96
Trans Description Cont. Again
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD
Trans Type 4
Trans Order Code MX0
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.63
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.05
Clutch Size (in)


EPA Classification Midsize

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3174


Rear Wheel Material Aluminum
Front Wheel Material Steel
Front Wheel Material Aluminum
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD -
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.5
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Material - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5
Rear Wheel Material Steel