2013 Chevrolet Malibu  RealSafeCars70Safety Rating

#62 of 2013 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#119 of all 2013 vehicles


Pictured: 2020 Chevrolet Malibu
The Malibu, part of Chevrolet's lineup since 1997, is a large sedan with seating up to 5. The Malibu provides superior EPA (miles per gallon) for its class, easing fuel costs and reducing pollution. The Malibu 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 2013 Chevrolet Malibu is somewhat 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 2013 Chevrolet Malibu has a score of 70, implying a 0.055% chance of driver death (4.9% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0546% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 6.2388%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0546% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 6.2388% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu is 14% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu is 6% more likely to result in a fatal accident.

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And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

8852Kia OptimaHyundai SonataHonda AccordDodge AvengerChevrolet MalibuBuick VeranoFord FusionSubaru LegacyMazda 6Toyota CamryVolkswagen PassatSuzuki KizashiComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 52 to 88. The 2013 Chevrolet Malibu is safer than the 2013 Kia Optima, the 2013 Hyundai Sonata, and the 2013 Honda Accord and less safe than the 2013 Suzuki Kizashi, the 2013 Volkswagen Passat, the 2013 Toyota Camry, the 2013 Mazda 6, the 2013 Subaru Legacy, and the 2013 Ford Fusion. It is about as safe as the 2013 Buick Verano.

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