2010 Chevrolet Malibu  RealSafeCars64Safety Rating

#61 of 2010 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#125 of all 2010 vehicles


Pictured: 2020 Chevrolet Malibu
The Malibu, part of Chevrolet's lineup since 1997, is a midsize sedan with seating up to 5. Strong on technology, it has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2016. Chevrolet offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2010 Chevrolet Malibu is very unsafe compared to all vehicles.

Comparison to all vehicles.  This plot shows RSC safety scores on the horizontal axis vs. the number of vehicles with each safety score (depicted by bar height and percentages at the bottom). Colors reflect vehicle safety, ranging from red (not that safe) to green (safer). For reference, a score of 0 implies a 0.15% chance of driver death (13% chance of driver injury) over 15 years, and a score of 100 reflects a 0.016% chance (1.4% chance of driver injury). The 2010 Chevrolet Malibu has a score of 64, implying a 0.063% chance of driver death (5.6% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2010 Chevrolet Malibu has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0629% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 7.1792%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0629% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 7.1792% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2010 Chevrolet Malibu is 31% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2010 Chevrolet Malibu is 22% more likely to result in a fatal accident.


And it is about as safe as many comparable models.

9041Kia OptimaHyundai SonataMitsubishi GalantChevrolet MalibuToyota CamryMazda 6Chrysler SebringFord FusionMercury MilanDodge AvengerPontiac G6Honda AccordComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2010 Chevrolet Malibu with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 41 to 90. The 2010 Chevrolet Malibu is safer than the 2010 Kia Optima, the 2010 Hyundai Sonata, and the 2010 Mitsubishi Galant and less safe than the 2010 Ford Fusion, the 2010 Chrysler Sebring, the 2010 Mazda 6, and the 2010 Toyota Camry. It is about as safe as the 2010 Honda Accord, the 2010 Pontiac G6, and the 2010 Dodge Avenger.

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