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2014 Chevrolet Malibu is an IIHS Top Safety Pick+

Motor Trend logo Motor Trend 3/31/2014 Jason Udy

After an unfavorable week full of recalls, General Motors starts off this week with good news. The 2014 Chevrolet Malibu equipped with the available Forward Collision Alert system has been named a Top Safety Pick+ by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

2014 Chevrolet Malibu IIHS During Testing© Provided by MotorTrend 2014 Chevrolet Malibu IIHS During Testing

Cars earning a Top Safety Pick must receive a “good” rating in the moderate front, side roof strength, and head restraint tests and a “good” or “acceptable” rating in the difficult small overlap front test. In order to earn a Top Safety Pick+, cars must also earn a “basic,” “advanced,” or “superior” rating for front crash protection systems.

The 2014 Malibu with Forward Collision Alert earned a “good” rating in all of the crash tests and a “basic” rating for its front crash protection system when equipped with the Advanced Safety Package, which is available on 2LT and higher trim levels.

“We are very pleased that the IIHS has recognized the safety of the Malibu with this prestigious rating,” said Gay Kent, general director of General Motors Vehicle Safety and Crashworthiness, in a release. “Customer safety is our guiding compass; this serves as a testament to that.”

Although this marks the first time the Chevrolet Malibu has been considered a Top Safety Pick+, the midsize sedan has been named a Top Safety Pick for the past four years. The only other Chevrolet to earn a Top Safety Pick+ is the Spark hatchback mini car.

Source: IIHS, Chevrolet


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