2019 Chevrolet Malibu  RealSafeCars68Safety Rating

#86 of 2019 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#176 of all 2019 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. Having better than average EPA (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and pollution. Chevrolet offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2019 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 2019 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 2019 Chevrolet Malibu has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0582% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 6.6447%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0582% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 6.6447% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2019 Chevrolet Malibu is 21% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2019 Chevrolet Malibu is 13% more likely to result in a fatal accident.

2019 Chevrolet Malibu offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 13%.


And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

9453Volkswagen JettaChevrolet CruzeChevrolet MalibuToyota CorollaNissan AltimaSubaru LegacyToyota CamryKia OptimaMazda 6Honda AccordVolkswagen PassatHyundai SonataComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2019 Chevrolet Malibu with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 53 to 94. The 2019 Chevrolet Malibu is safer than the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta and less safe than the 2019 Toyota Corolla, the 2019 Nissan Altima, the 2019 Hyundai Sonata, the 2019 Volkswagen Passat, the 2019 Honda Accord, the 2019 Mazda 6, the 2019 Kia Optima, the 2019 Toyota Camry, and the 2019 Subaru Legacy. It is about as safe as the 2019 Chevrolet Cruze.

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