Opting for the 2006 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx SS over the Malibu SS gets you hatchback styling and additional cargo space. The same SS upgrades made to the Malibu sedan apply here. A 3.9-liter V6 with 240 horsepower sits under the hood, driving the front wheels through a four-speed automatic transmission with manual shift control. The 2006 Chevy Malibu Maxx SS also includes a sport-tuned suspension, different front and rear fascias, a new grille, larger wheels, and of course, chrome-tipped exhaust outlets. Buyers actually get quite a few upgrades for little extra money.