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Cars > Challenges > “Malibu LTZ” Vs “MAXX”

 

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Norristown, Pennsylvania
United States

 

2011 Chevrolet Malibu LTZ

“Malibu LTZ”

2005 Chevrolet Malibu MAXX LT2

“MAXX”

 
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About “Malibu LTZ”

My daily driver/family car. I checked out various other cars in it's class (Camry, Fusion, Accord, Altima, Avenger, etc) and nothing came close. It's powerful 252 h.p. V-6 that still gives an EPA 26 MPG highway was a big factor, but it was more comfortable and handled better than most of the other cars too.

About “MAXX”

This is actually my wife Rose's car, and it's shown in her garage too (see MAXXINE), but since she doesn't hang out on Motortopia much anymore I thought it was time to show the car off in my garage too. It has over 65,000 miles on it, but I try to keep after it both mechanically and cosmetically and I like to think it shows. It's never let us down and it looks like a much newer car. The paint and upholstery still look like new, with the exception of a couple of minor "this's" and "that's" that any 7 year old car will pick up.

 

Specs for “Malibu LTZ”

3.6L V-6 (252 h.p., 251 lb.ft. torque)
6-speed automatic transmission

0-60: 6.4 sec.
1/4 Mile: 15.0
Top Speed: 146 (Limited by governor)

Specs for “MAXX”

3.5L V-6
4-speed Automatic transaxle
0-60 in about 7.5 seconds
1/4 mile in roughly 15 seconds
... AND ABOUT 33 MPG ON THE HIGHWAY WITH 4 FULL-SIZE ADULTS ABOARD AND THE A/C BLASTING !!!

It's 5-door hatchback sedan design was an exclusive among American cars of it's size. It has more interior room (including 4" more rear seat legroom ) than the Malibu sedan of the same series with a correspondingly longer wheelbase while being 5" shorter in overall length.It's back seats can recline up to 15 degrees from their regular upright position It's standard full-width fixed rear-seat sunroof was unique among all cars available at the time.

 

Factory Options for “Malibu LTZ”

Everything!

Factory Options for “MAXX”

LT2 Package: Includes Automatic Air Conditioning, Power Windows, Power Locks, Power Driver's Seat, Fold Flat Passenger Seat, In-Dash 6 Disc CD Changer, Rear Window Wiper and Roof-Mounted Spoiler, 3.5 Liter V-6 Engine, Driving Lights, 16" Alloy Wheels with Premium All-Season Tires, Cargo Area Shelf, Cargo Net, and Cruise Control.

Power Sunroof and Fixed Rear Skylight W/ Shade

Heated Leather Seats

Remote Start

Security System

XM Satellite Radio

 

Mods for “Malibu LTZ”

K&N Drop-In Low-Restriction Air Filter.

Mods for “MAXX”

None... yet. I have definite plans, including medium window tinting, charcoal gray Chevelle SS-style stripes and smoke chrome 18" Cobalt SS Supercharged factory wheels.

 

Photo Albums 1 – 1 of 1

Cover photo of Malibu LTZ album
Malibu LTZ
Photos: 8
 

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Points for Malibu LTZ Total Votes Points for MAXX
32 14 38

 

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