2015 Chevrolet Malibu  RealSafeCars70Safety Rating

#68 of 2015 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#133 of all 2015 vehicles


Pictured: 2020 Chevrolet Malibu
The Malibu, a mainstay of Chevrolet's lineup since 1997, is a large sedan with seating up to 5. The Malibu has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2016. The Malibu provides exceptional fuel efficiency for its class, saving your wallet and the environment. Chevrolet offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2015 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 2015 Chevrolet Malibu has a score of 70, implying a 0.055% chance of driver death (4.9% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2015 Chevrolet Malibu has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0548% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 6.2633%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0548% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 6.2633% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2015 Chevrolet Malibu is 14% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2015 Chevrolet Malibu is 7% more likely to result in a fatal accident.

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And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

9050Kia OptimaHonda AccordChevrolet MalibuBuick VeranoNissan AltimaMazda 6Subaru LegacySubaru OutbackChrysler 200Toyota CamryVolkswagen PassatHyundai SonataComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2015 Chevrolet Malibu with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 50 to 90. The 2015 Chevrolet Malibu is safer than the 2015 Kia Optima and less safe than the 2015 Hyundai Sonata, the 2015 Volkswagen Passat, the 2015 Toyota Camry, the 2015 Chrysler 200, the 2015 Subaru Outback, and the 2015 Subaru Legacy. It is about as safe as the 2015 Buick Verano and the 2015 Nissan Altima.

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