2016 Chevrolet Malibu  RealSafeCars64Safety Rating

#84 of 2016 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#154 of all 2016 vehicles


Pictured: 2020 Chevrolet Malibu
The Malibu, part of Chevrolet's lineup since 1997, is a midsize sedan with seating up to 5. Exceeding the average MPG (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and the carbon footprint. 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 2016 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 2016 Chevrolet Malibu has a score of 64, implying a 0.062% chance of driver death (5.6% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0624% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 7.1266%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0624% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 7.1266% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu is 30% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu is 21% more likely to result in a fatal accident.

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And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

8858Chevrolet MalibuHonda AccordVolkswagen JettaNissan AltimaMazda 6Subaru LegacyFord FusionChrysler 200Kia OptimaToyota CamryVolkswagen PassatHyundai SonataComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 58 to 88. The 2016 Chevrolet Malibu is less safe than the 2016 Honda Accord, the 2016 Volkswagen Jetta, the 2016 Nissan Altima, the 2016 Mazda 6, the 2016 Hyundai Sonata, the 2016 Volkswagen Passat, the 2016 Toyota Camry, the 2016 Kia Optima, the 2016 Chrysler 200, the 2016 Ford Fusion, and the 2016 Subaru Legacy.

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