2017 Chevrolet Malibu Safety

2017 Chevrolet Malibu dark exterior model

There is a lot to love about the latest Chevrolet Malibu, including its stylish looks, balanced performance, and long list of standard features. But with as much as there is to admire, it’s easy to overlook the outstanding 2017 Chevrolet Malibu safety ratings and features. Thanks to careful engineering and a total commitment to roadway safety, the Malibu does a lot more to protect you and your passengers. Learn what to expect, then make plans to check out the Malibu in person at Sunrise Chevrolet.

NHTSA Safety Ratings

The National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA) has given the 2017 Malibu a perfect five-star overall safety rating. They have also awarded the car five stars for both side-impact and front-impact safety. Those types of scores are rare in the industry, highlighting just how the Chevrolet Malibu safety excels in comparison to the competition.

IIHS Safety Ratings

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has named the 2017 Malibu a Top Safety Pick, an honor reserved for only the safest vehicles on the road. In order to earn that distinction, the Malibu had to receive top scores in every single one of IIHS’s crash test simulations, including the small- and moderate-overlap front tests that many other cars fail. The 2017 model was also awarded a score of “Superior” for front-impact prevention.

Advanced Safety Features

The 2017 Chevrolet Malibu has not just been designed to help you survive a collision on the roadway, but it has been designed to help you avoid more collision entirely thanks to a range of advanced safety features that are either standard or available as options. Here are some of the highlights:

  • OnStar: This telematics system connects you with emergency responders and roadside assistance providers if and when you need them. It can also unlock your doors if you lose your keys, and help you track your car if it’s stolen.
  • Rearview Camera: This standard feature gives you a full view of the area behind the car, making it much easier to back into a tight parking space or back out into traffic. The kinds of blind spots that lead to uncertainty and danger are no longer an issue.
  • Automatic High-Beam Control: Your high beams improve visibility for you but compromise it for other drivers. This system lowers your high beams when oncoming traffic is detected, then raises them again once the cars have passed.
  • Forward Collision Warning and Braking: An alert sounds when you are in danger or getting into a forward collision. If you do not apply brake pressure soon enough, the car will automatically activate the brakes for you.

Travel Confidently in the 2017 Chevrolet Malibu

The 2017 Chevrolet Malibu safety features are impressive, and the ratings confirm that this car is ironclad – and smart to boot. Take it for a tour and test drive at Sunrise Chevrolet, located at 414 North Ave in Glendale Heights, IL.