2017 Chevrolet Malibu  RealSafeCars68Safety Rating

#77 of 2017 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#151 of all 2017 vehicles


Pictured: 2020 Chevrolet Malibu
The Malibu, a mainstay 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. Exceeding the average MPG (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and the carbon footprint. Chevrolet offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2017 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 2017 Chevrolet Malibu has a score of 68, implying a 0.058% chance of driver death (5.2% chance of injury). If equipped with optional advanced driver safety features, the chance of death falls to 0.05%, and the chance of injury falls to 4.5%.

We estimate that the 2017 Chevrolet Malibu has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0579% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 6.6112%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0579% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 6.6112% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2017 Chevrolet Malibu is 21% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2017 Chevrolet Malibu is 13% more likely to result in a fatal accident.

2017 Chevrolet Malibu offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 13%.


And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

8263Honda AccordChevrolet MalibuNissan AltimaToyota CorollaSubaru ImprezaMazda 6Chrysler 200Ford FusionKia OptimaToyota CamryVolkswagen PassatHyundai SonataComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2017 Chevrolet Malibu with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 63 to 82. The 2017 Chevrolet Malibu is less safe than the 2017 Nissan Altima, the 2017 Toyota Corolla, the 2017 Subaru Impreza, the 2017 Mazda 6, the 2017 Hyundai Sonata, the 2017 Volkswagen Passat, the 2017 Toyota Camry, the 2017 Kia Optima, the 2017 Ford Fusion, and the 2017 Chrysler 200. It is about as safe as the 2017 Honda Accord.

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