The Malibu MAXX is a longer-wheelbase Malibu at 187.8-inches. It is built in three trim levels: LT, LTZ, and SS. The Maxx LT is better equipped than its sedan counterpart, and comes with cruise control; P215/60R16, all-season tires on silver-painted, steel wheels; power hatch release; fore-and-aft adjustable rear seat; and other highline features. It is powered by a 201 hp 3.5-liter V-6 that is mated to a four-speed automatic transmission. The SS model gets the more powerful 240 hp 3.9-liter V-6. For 2006, the Malibu SS models receive a new, 240-hp, 3.9-liter V6 coupled to a sport-shift automatic.