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2016 Chevrolet Malibu
2016 Chevrolet Malibu

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G
Small overlap front

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
G
Injury measures
Head/neck
G
Chest
G
Hip/thigh
G
Lower leg/foot
G
Restraints and dummy kinematics
G

G
Moderate overlap front

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
G
Injury measures
Head/neck
G
Chest
G
Leg/foot, left
G
Leg/foot, right
G
Restraints and dummy kinematics
G

G
Side

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
G
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
G
Torso
G
Pelvis/leg
G
Head protection
G
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
G
Torso
G
Pelvis/leg
G
Head protection
G

G
Roof strength

Overall evaluation
G
Curb weight 3,117 lbs
Peak force 16,665 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio 5.35
Tested vehicle
2016 Chevrolet Malibu 1LT 4-door

G
Head restraints & seats
Power cloth seat

Overall evaluation
G
Dynamic rating
G
Seat/head restraint geometry
G

Superior Front crash prevention

  • Optional Front Automatic Braking
  • Optional Low-Speed Front Automatic Braking
  • Optional Driver Confidence Package II
Overall Evaluation
Crash avoidance rating
Superior
with optional
equipment
6 points total
This system meets the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's criteria for forward collision warning.
1 point
In the 12 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision.
2 points
In the 25 mph IIHS test, impact speed was reduced by 24 mph.
3 points

Advanced Front crash prevention
With Low-Speed Front Automatic Braking only

  • Optional Low-Speed Front Automatic Braking
  • Optional Driver Confidence Package
Overall Evaluation
Crash avoidance rating
Advanced
with optional
equipment
4 points total
This system meets the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's criteria for forward collision warning.
1 point
In the 12 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision.
2 points
In the 25 mph IIHS test, impact speed was reduced by 9 mph.
1 point

P
Headlights

Ratings are given for 2 different headlight variations available for this vehicle.
  • LT trim equipped with Driver Confidence package
  • 2LT trim
  • Premier trim equipped with Driver Confidence package
Low-beam headlight type Halogen projector
High-beam headlight type Halogen projector
Curve-adaptive? No
Yes
Overall rating
P
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On the straightaway, visibility was fair on the right side of the road and inadequate on the left side. On curves, visibility was inadequate in all 4 tests.

The low beams never created excessive glare.

On the straightaway, visibility was fair on the right side of the road and inadequate on the left side. On curves, visibility was inadequate in all 4 tests.

High-beam assist compensates for some limitations of this vehicle's low beams on the straightaway and all 4 curves.


  • L trim
  • LS trim
  • LT trim
Low-beam headlight type Halogen projector
High-beam headlight type Halogen projector
Curve-adaptive? No
No
Overall rating
P
car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler 0 ft 100 ft 200 ft 300 ft 400 ft 500 ft 600 ft Low beams Optimal low-beam illumination High beams Optimal high-beam illumination

On the straightaway, visibility was fair on the right side of the road and inadequate on the left side. On curves, visibility was inadequate in all 4 tests.

The low beams never created excessive glare.

On the straightaway, visibility was fair on the right side of the road and inadequate on the left side. On curves, visibility was inadequate in all 4 tests.


M
Child seat anchors (LATCH)
ease of use

LS — cloth seats

1 2 3
Good
No hardware available
Acceptable
Tether anchor
Marginal
Lower anchors
Poor
Lower anchor(s) can be borrowed from adjacent positions(s)
Seating positions that rely on borrowed lower anchors or have only a tether anchor available are not rated.
Overall evaluation
M
1
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
too deep in seat
too much force needed to attach
easy to maneuver around anchors
2
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
none available
3
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
too deep in seat
too much force needed to attach
easy to maneuver around anchors

M
Child seat anchors (LATCH)
ease of use

LT — cloth seats

1 2 3
Good
No hardware available
Acceptable
Tether anchor
Marginal
Lower anchors
Poor
Lower anchor(s) can be borrowed from adjacent positions(s)
Seating positions that rely on borrowed lower anchors or have only a tether anchor available are not rated.
Overall evaluation
M
1
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
too deep in seat
too much force needed to attach
easy to maneuver around anchors
2
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
none available
3
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
too deep in seat
too much force needed to attach
easy to maneuver around anchors

Other safety features

  • Side airbags: front and rear head curtain airbags and front and rear seat-mounted torso airbags
  • Rollover sensor: designed to deploy the side curtain airbags in the event of an impending rollover
  • Driver and front passenger knee airbags: separate airbags in the lower instrument panel designed to minimize knee injuries in frontal crashes
  • Electronic stability control
  • Antilock brakes
  • Daytime running lights