Safety Features by Model

Hybrid $16,213 - $18,608

Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range
  • StabiliTrak, stability control system with brake assist includes Traction Control
  • Hill Start Assist
  • Daytime Running Lamps, LED
  • Air bags, 10 total, frontal and knee for driver and front passenger, side-impact seat-mounted and roof rail for front and rear outboard seating positions includes Passenger Sensing System (Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner's Manual for more information.)
  • OnStar Guidance Plan for 6 months including Automatic Crash Response, Stolen Vehicle Assistance, Roadside Assistance, Turn-by-Turn Navigation, Advanced Diagnostics and more (trial excludes Hands-Free Calling) (Visit www.onstar.com for coverage map, details and system limitations. Services may vary by model and conditions.)
  • Rear Vision Camera
  • LATCH system (Lower Anchors and Top tethers for CHildren), for child safety seats
  • Door locks, rear child security
  • Trunk latch, safety, manual release
  • Tire Pressure Monitor System

LTZ $21,625 - $30,920

MSRP
  • StabiliTrak, stability control system with brake assist includes Traction Control
  • Hill Start Assist
  • Braking, front pedestrian (Included and only available with (WPR) Driver Confidence Package.)
  • Front automatic braking, city-speed (Included and only available with (WPR) Driver Confidence Package.)
  • Daytime Running Lamps
  • Daytime Running Lamps, LED
  • Air bags, 10 total, frontal and knee for driver and front passenger, side-impact seat-mounted and roof rail for front and rear outboard seating positions includes Passenger Sensing System (Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner's Manual for more information.)
  • OnStar Guidance Plan for 6 months including Automatic Crash Response, Stolen Vehicle Assistance, Roadside Assistance, Turn-by-Turn Navigation, Advanced Diagnostics and more (trial excludes Hands-Free Calling) (Visit www.onstar.com for coverage map, details and system limitations. Services may vary by model and conditions.)
  • Front and Rear Park Assist (Included and only available with (WPR) Driver Confidence Package.)
  • Side Blind Zone Alert with Lane Change Alert (Included and only available with (WPR) Driver Confidence Package.)
  • Forward Collision Alert (Included and only available with (WPR) Driver Confidence Package.)
  • Following Distance Indicator (Included and only available with (WPR) Driver Confidence Package.)
  • Lane Keep Assist (Included and only available with (WPR) Driver Confidence Package.)
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Alert (Included and only available with (WPR) Driver Confidence Package.)
  • Rear Vision Camera
  • LATCH system (Lower Anchors and Top tethers for CHildren), for child safety seats
  • Door locks, rear child security
  • Trunk latch, safety, manual release
  • Tire Pressure Monitor System

L $21,625

MSRP
  • StabiliTrak, stability control system with brake assist includes Traction Control
  • Hill Start Assist
  • Daytime Running Lamps
  • Air bags, 10 total, frontal and knee for driver and front passenger, side-impact seat-mounted and roof rail for front and rear outboard seating positions includes Passenger Sensing System (Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner's Manual for more information.)
  • OnStar Guidance Plan for 6 months including Automatic Crash Response, Stolen Vehicle Assistance, Roadside Assistance, Turn-by-Turn Navigation, Advanced Diagnostics and more (trial excludes Hands-Free Calling) (Visit www.onstar.com for coverage map, details and system limitations. Services may vary by model and conditions.)
  • LATCH system (Lower Anchors and Top tethers for CHildren), for child safety seats
  • Door locks, rear child security
  • Trunk latch, safety, manual release
  • Tire Pressure Monitor System

LS $23,120

MSRP
  • StabiliTrak, stability control system with brake assist includes Traction Control
  • Hill Start Assist
  • Daytime Running Lamps
  • Air bags, 10 total, frontal and knee for driver and front passenger, side-impact seat-mounted and roof rail for front and rear outboard seating positions includes Passenger Sensing System (Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner's Manual for more information.)
  • OnStar Guidance Plan for 6 months including Automatic Crash Response, Stolen Vehicle Assistance, Roadside Assistance, Turn-by-Turn Navigation, Advanced Diagnostics and more (trial excludes Hands-Free Calling) (Visit www.onstar.com for coverage map, details and system limitations. Services may vary by model and conditions.)
  • Rear Vision Camera
  • LATCH system (Lower Anchors and Top tethers for CHildren), for child safety seats
  • Door locks, rear child security
  • Trunk latch, safety, manual release
  • Tire Pressure Monitor System

LT $25,020 - $28,620

MSRP
  • StabiliTrak, stability control system with brake assist includes Traction Control
  • Hill Start Assist
  • Braking, front pedestrian (Included and only available with (WPR) Driver Confidence Package.)
  • Front automatic braking, city-speed (Included and only available with (WPR) Driver Confidence Package.)
  • Daytime Running Lamps, LED
  • Air bags, 10 total, frontal and knee for driver and front passenger, side-impact seat-mounted and roof rail for front and rear outboard seating positions includes Passenger Sensing System (Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner's Manual for more information.)
  • OnStar Guidance Plan for 6 months including Automatic Crash Response, Stolen Vehicle Assistance, Roadside Assistance, Turn-by-Turn Navigation, Advanced Diagnostics and more (trial excludes Hands-Free Calling) (Visit www.onstar.com for coverage map, details and system limitations. Services may vary by model and conditions.)
  • Front and Rear Park Assist (Included and only available with (WPR) Driver Confidence Package.)
  • Side Blind Zone Alert with Lane Change Alert (Included and only available with (WPR) Driver Confidence Package.)
  • Forward Collision Alert (Included and only available with (WPR) Driver Confidence Package.)
  • Following Distance Indicator (Included and only available with (WPR) Driver Confidence Package.)
  • Lane Keep Assist (Included and only available with (WPR) Driver Confidence Package.)
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Alert (Included and only available with (WPR) Driver Confidence Package.)
  • Rear Vision Camera
  • LATCH system (Lower Anchors and Top tethers for CHildren), for child safety seats
  • Door locks, rear child security
  • Trunk latch, safety, manual release
  • Tire Pressure Monitor System

Premier $29,120 - $30,920

MSRP
  • StabiliTrak, stability control system with brake assist includes Traction Control
  • Hill Start Assist
  • Daytime Running Lamps, LED
  • Air bags, 10 total, frontal and knee for driver and front passenger, side-impact seat-mounted and roof rail for front and rear outboard seating positions includes Passenger Sensing System (Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner's Manual for more information.)
  • OnStar Guidance Plan for 6 months including Automatic Crash Response, Stolen Vehicle Assistance, Roadside Assistance, Turn-by-Turn Navigation, Advanced Diagnostics and more (trial excludes Hands-Free Calling) (Visit www.onstar.com for coverage map, details and system limitations. Services may vary by model and conditions.)
  • Rear Vision Camera
  • LATCH system (Lower Anchors and Top tethers for CHildren), for child safety seats
  • Door locks, rear child security
  • Trunk latch, safety, manual release
  • Tire Pressure Monitor System

IIHS Crash Test Ratings

Frontal Ratings Moderate Overlap

Tested vehicle: 2016 Chevrolet Malibu 2LT 4-door

Overall
Head Neck
Chest
Left Leg
Right Leg
Kinematics
Structure

Frontal Ratings Small Overlap

Tested vehicle: 2016 Chevrolet Malibu LS 4-door

Overall
Head Neck
Chest
Kinematics
Structure
Femur Pelvis
Foot Tibia

Frontal Ratings Small Overlap Passenger

Tested vehicle: 2017 Chevrolet Malibu LT 4-door

Overall
Structure
Driver Head Neck
Driver Chest
Driver FemurPelvis
Driver Foot Tibia
Driver Kinematics
Passenger Head Neck
Passenger Chest
Passenger Femur Pelvis
Passenger Foot Tibia
Passenger Kinematics

Front Crash Prevention Ratings

Overall

Side Ratings

Tested vehicle: 2016 Chevrolet Malibu 1LT 4-door

Overall
Structure
Side Airbag Configuration
Driver Head Neck
Driver Head Protection
Driver Torso
Driver Pelvis Leg
Passenger Head Neck
Passenger Head Protection
Passenger Torso
Passenger Pelvis Leg

Rear Ratings

Overall
Dynamic
Geometry

Headlight Ratings

Overall

Rollover Ratings

Tested vehicle: 2016 Chevrolet Malibu 1LT 4-door

Overall

Warranty

Basic Warranty

36 months / 36,000 miles

Drivetrain Warranty

60 months / 60,000 miles

Corrosion Perforation Warranty

36 months / 36,000 miles

Roadside Assistance Coverage

60 months / 60,000 miles

Maintenance Warranty

24 months / 24,000 miles

Certified Pre-Owned Warranty

Maximum Age/Mileage:

5 model years or newer/less than 75,000 miles

Basic Warranty Terms

3 months/3,000 miles

Powertrain Warranty

7 years/100,000 miles

Dealer Certification Required

125-point inspection

Roadside Assistance

Yes

Deductible

May apply

Return/Exchange Policy

N/A

Out-of-Town Repair/Service

Yes

Free Service Loan

Rental allowance

Special Finance Terms

Yes

Transferability

Yes

Satellite Radio Subscription

3 months

Complimentary Service/Maintenance

No

Recalls

Air Bags Oct 26, 2016
Report Receipt Date:
Oct 26, 2016
NHTSA Campaign:
16V781000
Summary:
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2016 Chevrolet Malibu vehicles manufactured November 18, 2015, to June 7, 2016. The fabric of the side-impact air bag cushion may tear during deployment.
Consequence:
If the air bag tears during deployment, the air bag may not perform as designed, increasing the risk of injury in the event of a crash.
Remedy:
GM will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and, as necessary, replace the air bag module, free of charge. The recall began October 27, 2016. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020. GM's number for this recall is 16079.
Electrical System Feb 11, 2016
Report Receipt Date:
Feb 11, 2016
NHTSA Campaign:
16V084000
Summary:
Genera Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2016 Chevrolet Camaro, Malibu, Silverado and GMC Sierra vehicles. The radio may intermittently fail to provide an audio warning when the key has been left in the ignition and the door is opened or when the driver does not fasten their seat belt. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) number 114, "Theft Protection", and/or 208, "Occupant Crash Protection."
Consequence:
An unbelted driver is at a greater risk of injury in a crash.
Remedy:
GM will notify owners, and dealers will update the radio software, free of charge. The recall began on March 14, 2016. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020, or GMC customer service at 1-800-462-8782. GM's number for this recall is 15808.
Electrical System , Power Train Jul 5, 2016
Report Receipt Date:
Jul 5, 2016
NHTSA Campaign:
16V502000
Summary:
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2016-2017 Buick Verano and 2016 Chevrolet Malibu as the electronic park lock lever may allow the ignition key to be removed without the transmission being in PARK. Also, certain 2013 Buick Encore, 2011 Buick Regal, 2013-2014 Buick Verano, 2011-2016 Chevrolet Cruze, 2010-2013 Chevrolet Equinox 2013-2015 Chevrolet Malibu, and 2011-2013 GMC Terrain vehicles may have been serviced with similar defective replacement electronic park lock levers. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 114, "Theft Protection and Rollaway Prevention."
Consequence:
If the key is removed without the transmission in PARK, the vehicle may rollaway as occupants are exiting, increasing the risk of injury.
Remedy:
GM will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and if necessary replace the key cylinder lock housing, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020, Buiick 1-800-521-7300, and GMC 1-800-462-8782. GM's number for this recall is 50490 and 50491.
Air Bags Jun 14, 2018
Report Receipt Date:
Jun 14, 2018
NHTSA Campaign:
18V400000
Summary:
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain 2016-2018 Chevrolet Malibu vehicles. During servicing, a Passenger Presence System (PPS) may have been installed that was not correctly calibrated to the vehicle's seat type. As a result, the PPS may not properly identify an adult passenger from a child passenger in the front passenger seat, potentially causing the air bag to not deploy when it should, or causing the air bag to deploy when it shouldn't.
Consequence:
In the event of a crash, improper air bag deployment can increase the risk of injury.
Remedy:
GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front passenger PPS seat service kit, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020. GM's number for this recall is 18208.
Electronic Stability Control May 5, 2016
Report Receipt Date:
May 5, 2016
NHTSA Campaign:
16V272000
Summary:
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2016 Chevrolet Malibu vehicles manufactured March 7, 2016, through March 12, 2016. The memory chip in the electronic brake control module (EBCM) may fail and cause the loss of electronically controlled brake systems including anti-lock brakes (ABS) and electronic stability control (ESC). As such, these vehicles fail to conform to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 126, "Electronic Stability Control Systems."
Consequence:
If the EBCM fails the primary braking system will still function, however, the loss of ABS and ESC increase the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
GM will notify owners, and dealers will install a replacement EBCM, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on June 10, 2016. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020). GM's number for this recall is 39440.
Air Bags Mar 2, 2016
Report Receipt Date:
Mar 2, 2016
NHTSA Campaign:
16V125000
Summary:
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2016 Chevrolet Colorado vehicles manufactured January 19, 2016, to February 2, 2016, Chevrolet Malibu vehicles manufactured January 9, 2016, to January 26, 2016, and 2016 GMC Canyon vehicles manufactured January 21, 2016, to February 4, 2016. The driver frontal air bag may improperly inflate during second-stage deployment in the event of a high speed crash.
Consequence:
An improperly inflated air bag increases the risk of injury.
Remedy:
GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver side frontal air bag module, free of charge. The recall began on April 14, 2016. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020, and GMC customer service at 1-800-462-8782. GM's number for this recall is 28030.
Air Bags Mar 11, 2016
Report Receipt Date:
Mar 11, 2016
NHTSA Campaign:
16V151000
Summary:
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain 2016 Malibu vehicles manufactured February 16, 2016, to March 5, 2016. The two weld studs that mount the front and rear side impact air bags may fracture and separate from the air bag during deployment. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 214, "Side Impact Protection."
Consequence:
Fractured weld studs may allow the side air bag to move out of position during deployment, increasing the risk of injury.
Remedy:
GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the side air bag modules, free of charge. The recall began on April 14, 2016. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020. GM's number for this recall is 31820.
Hybrid Propulsion System Jul 8, 2016
Report Receipt Date:
Jul 8, 2016
NHTSA Campaign:
16V521000
Summary:
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2016 Malibu Hybrid vehicles manufactured October 27, 2015, to June 3, 2016. The affected vehicles have a shut-off switch for the high voltage battery for use when servicing the vehicle. This manual service disconnect switch (MSD) may not be properly installed and thus may not lock into position, unexpectedly disconnecting the high-voltage power while driving, effectively stalling the vehicle.
Consequence:
A vehicle stall increases the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
GM will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the MSD and correct the installation, as necessary, free of charge. The recall began on August 10, 2016. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020. GM's number for this recall is 51230.