2014 Chevrolet Malibu Joins NHTSA Five-Star Safety Club

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Like its 2013 predecessor, the 2014 Chevrolet Malibu has joined the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's five-star safety club, earning identical scores. The latest version of the midsize, front-wheel-drive sedan, which went on sale late last year, earned perfect scores in frontal- and side-crash tests, and four stars in rollover tests, good for an overall score of five stars.

2013 Chevrolet Malibu Earns Five Stars From NHTSA

Safety features the NHTSA recommended on the new Malibu include forward collision warning and lane departure warning, both of which are optional. That's in addition to 10 standard airbags, including knee airbags for the driver and front passenger, as well as available blind spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert and a backup camera.

"Safety is an increasingly important consideration for new vehicle buyers, especially for those in the midsize segment," said Gay Kent, GM's general director of vehicle safety and crashworthiness, in a statement. "The customer is at the center of our day-to-day operations and when we design vehicles, it's their safety that we have in mind."

Comments 

Steve

I'm happy it is a safer car, but the styling still has left me uninterested. The STOP/START feature seems like a future annoyance even if it saves gas. Good job GM for making a safer car, but the next Malibu should look outstanding. This model only looks better compared to the '06 Malibu, and that's being nice.

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