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SAFETY RATINGS
IIHS FRONTAL OFFSET CRASH TEST RATINGS
Overall
G
Structure / Safety Cage
G
Restraints / Dummy Kinematics
G
Injury Measures
Head / Neck
G
Chest
G
Leg/Foot Left
G
Leg/Foot Right
G
Injury Measures:
Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.
Restraints / Dummy Kinematics:
Dummy movement was well controlled. The driver side curtain airbag deployed during the crash. After the dummy moved forward into the frontal airbag, its head contacted the side curtain airbag and the dislodged headliner above the side airbag.
IIHS SIDE IMPACT CRASH TEST RATINGS
Overall
G
Structure / Safety Cage
G
Head Protection
Driver
G
Passenger
G
Driver Injury Measures
Head / Neck
G
Torso
A
Pelvis / Leg
G
Passenger Injury Measures
Head / Neck
G
Torso
G
Pelvis / Leg
G
2014 Chevrolet Malibu IIHS Side Impact Crash Test Picture
2014 Chevrolet Malibu IIHS Side Impact Crash Test Picture
2014 Chevrolet Malibu IIHS Side Impact Crash Test Picture
2014 Chevrolet Malibu IIHS Side Impact Crash Test Picture

The Chevrolet Malibu was redesigned for the 2013 model year. Initially, only the Eco model (a hybrid with a gasoline engine and an electric motor powered by a lithium-ion battery) was available in the new design. Other Malibu models with conventional powertrains were introduced later, when side torso airbags for rear seat occupants were made standard (they had been optional earlier). All Malibu models built after July 2012 have the standard rear side torso airbags (note: information about when a specific vehicle was manufactured is on the certification label typically affixed to the car on or near the driver door).

Two tests of the Malibu Eco were initially conducted, one by the Institute and one by General Motors as part of side crash test verification. Neither car had the optional rear side torso airbags. A third test, this time of a Malibu LTZ with the standard rear side torso airbags, was then conducted by General Motors. Rear seat dummy torso injury measures improved for the third car, but each of the three tests produced good injury ratings for the rear seat dummies. Therefore, the ratings below are based on all three tests. Specifications and photos are provided for the Institute test car.

Driver Injury Measures:
In each of the three tests, measures taken from the dummy indicate that rib fractures would be possible in a crash of this severity. The risk of significant injuries to other body regions is low.
Driver Head Protection:
In all three tests, the dummy's head was protected from being hit by any hard structures, including the intruding barrier, by a side curtain airbag that deployed from the roof.
Passenger Injury Measures:
In all three tests, measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.
Passenger Head Protection:
In all three tests, the dummy's head was protected from being hit by any hard structures, including the intruding barrier, by a side curtain airbag that deployed from the roof.
NHTSA CRASH TEST RATINGS
Overall:
Rollover:
Frontal Impact:
Side Impact:
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