Redesigned 2016 Chevrolet Malibu Named Top Safety Pick+ by IIHS

For the first time on a Malibu, the 2016 model is available with front crash prevention systems

Redesigned 2016 Chevrolet Malibu Named Top Safety Pick+ by IIHS
Image: IIHS
June 9, 2016

The redesigned 2016 Chevrolet Malibu equipped with optional front crash prevention systems has been named a Top Safety Pick+ by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)—the Institute's highest award.

Like its predecessor, the 2016 Malibu earned good ratings across the board in all IIHS crashworthiness tests, which include the small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraint evaluations.

For the first time on a Malibu, the 2016 model is available with front crash prevention systems that include automatic braking.

When equipped with both the Front Automatic Braking and City-Speed Front Automatic Braking crash prevention systems, the Malibu earns a superior rating for front crash prevention. The midsize car avoided a collision in the 12 mph IIHS track test and slowed by an average of 24 mph in the 25 mph track test. When equipped with only the City-Speed Front Automatic Braking system, the Malibu avoided a collision in the 12 mph test and slowed by 9 mph in the 25 mph test, earning an advanced rating.

The automatic braking systems, both of which are optional with the 2016 Malibu, include forward collision warning that meets National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) criteria.

To qualify for the IIHS Top Safety Pick+ award, a vehicle must have good ratings in all five IIHS crashworthiness tests, as well as an available front crash prevention system that earns either an advanced or superior rating.

See the 2016 Malibu's full IIHS crash test results—including images and videos—at IIHS.org.