2022 Chevrolet Malibu  RealSafeCars68Safety Rating

#61 of 2022 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#167 of all 2022 vehicles

Pictured: 2020 Chevrolet Malibu
The Malibu, a mainstay 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. Chevrolet offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.

The 2022 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 2022 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 2022 Chevrolet Malibu has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.058% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 6.6291%, meaning the average driver has a 0.058% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 6.6291% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2022 Chevrolet Malibu is 24% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2022 Chevrolet Malibu is 15% more likely to result in a fatal accident.

2022 Chevrolet Malibu offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 13%.

Active safety features with Chevrolet's Chevy Safety Assist greatly enhance occupant safety by reducing the likelihood of a crash. All trims and versions of the 2022 Chevrolet Malibu include the following active safety systems: Forward Collision Alert (FCA) and Automatic Emergency Braking with Front Pedestrian Braking.

Another safety feature seems simpler but should still be considered. Optional side mirror turn signals alert others of your intention to turn or switch lanes allowing them to react accordingly, which can prevent accidents caused by not seeing a vehicle in the blind spot.

And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

8753Volkswagen JettaChevrolet MalibuKia K5Honda CivicHyundai SonataToyota CamrySubaru OutbackHonda AccordNissan AltimaToyota CorollaMazda 3Nissan SentraComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2022 Chevrolet Malibu with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 53 to 87. The 2022 Chevrolet Malibu is safer than the 2022 Volkswagen Jetta and less safe than the 2022 Honda Civic, the 2022 Hyundai Sonata, the 2022 Nissan Sentra, the 2022 Mazda 3, the 2022 Toyota Corolla, the 2022 Nissan Altima, the 2022 Honda Accord, the 2022 Subaru Outback, and the 2022 Toyota Camry. It is about as safe as the 2022 Kia K5.

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