A lot of outlets have been giving the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu for lagging in fuel economy and cabin space when compared to the competition. But one cannot argue the several intangibles the new sedan nails. For one, it’s incredibly quiet, and sets a new standard of cabin silence for the brand. There’s also the easy-to-use technology of Chevy MyLink and all that comes with it. The other, is a five-star overall crash safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
There is no higher rating. Specifically, five stars were awarded in front and side crashes, with four stars awarded in rollover testing.