Both the IIHS tests and the NHTSA tests look to review occupant safety in all types of collision situations. Front impact, rear impact, roof strength, head restraints and side impact testing are all conducted to see if the car can successfully protect its occupants. The Malibu Eco scored the highest possible score from both organizations, and is the only mid-size sedan to do so.
Chevrolet specifically designs its cars to comply with crash test ratings, built with features such as 65 percent high strength and ultra-high strength steels, rollover sensors which can activate the head curtain side air bags if sensors determine an imminent rollover, four-channel disk brakes with ABS and traction control, front safety belt pre-tensioners, and GM’s OnStar system.
The Malibu Eco starts at $25,995.