2023 Chevrolet Malibu  RealSafeCars68Safety Rating

#54 of 2023 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#140 of all 2023 vehicles

Pictured: 2020 Chevrolet Malibu
The Malibu, part of Chevrolet's lineup since 1997, is a midsize sedan with seating up to 5. 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 2023 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 2023 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 2023 Chevrolet Malibu has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0577% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 6.5877%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0577% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 6.5877% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2023 Chevrolet Malibu is 24% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2023 Chevrolet Malibu is 14% more likely to result in a fatal accident.

2023 Chevrolet Malibu offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 13%.

Chevrolet's Chevy Safety Assist active safety features can protect loved ones by reducing accident severity and preventing accidents. Active safety systems that are standard on the Chevrolet Malibu include: Forward Collision Alert (FCA), Automatic Emergency Braking with Front Pedestrian Braking, and Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning.

And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

9362Chevrolet MalibuKia K5Honda CivicSubaru CrosstrekHyundai SonataSubaru LegacyMazda CX-50Toyota RAV4Nissan RogueS. Crosstrek HybridMazda 3Nissan AltimaComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2023 Chevrolet Malibu with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 62 to 93. The 2023 Chevrolet Malibu is less safe than the 2023 Honda Civic, the 2023 Subaru Crosstrek, the 2023 Hyundai Sonata, the 2023 Subaru Legacy, the 2023 Nissan Altima, the 2023 Mazda 3, the 2023 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid, the 2023 Nissan Rogue, the 2023 Toyota RAV4, and the 2023 Mazda CX-50. It is about as safe as the 2023 Kia K5.

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