The new-for-2016 Chevrolet Malibu has earned top honors from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The accolades repeat those of the last-generation version of the car with “good” ratings across the entire spectrum of IIHS crash testing.
Malibu even earned a “good” rating in IIHS small overlap test, which is considered the most challenging test the vehicles are put through. Additionally, Malibu’s optional automatic forward braking proved to also perform well under testing.
The all-new Malibu launched in late 2015 as a 2016 model. It is available with a 1.5-liter turbo or 2.0-liter turbo engines, while a hybrid version is offered with a 1.8-liter four-cylinder.