The current Chevy Malibu may have taken its fair share of negative criticism, but there has been no quarrel regarding the vehicle’s safety. In fact, over 100 countries have determined the Chevy Malibu as a vehicle safe enough to earn top marks in crash tests.
The Malibu has also received the highest safety ratings in independent crash tests done in Europe, North America, South Korea and Australia, with the most recent rating of all being the maximum five-star rating from the China New Car Assessment Program.
The Malibu‘s great levels of safety stem from a well-engineered structure with a combination of high-strength metals complemented by passive and active systems that are available, including:
- Two-stage driver and front passenger air bags
- Pelvic/thorax side-impact air bags for four occupants, front and rear
- Driver and passenger knee air bags
- Roof rail air bags with rollover protection
- Available second-row head/thorax side-impact air bags
- Available lane departure warning system with forward collision alert
- Available rear-view camera system
In the U.S., the Malibu was the first car in 2013 (in the midsize segment) to earn a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration while also being named a 2013 Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Sounds like a winner to us.