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Chevrolet Malibu

Chevrolet Malibu 2.4 LTZ, LHD


ADULT OCCUPANT

CHILD OCCUPANT

PEDESTRIAN

SAFETY ASSIST


 

Chevrolet Malibu

Chevrolet Malibu 2.4 LTZ, LHD


ADULT OCCUPANT

CHILD OCCUPANT

PEDESTRIAN

SAFETY ASSIST
Total 34 pts | 94%
Head: Good, Neck: Good, Chest: Good, Upper leg right: Good, Upper leg left: Good, Lower leg right: Good, Lower leg left: Good, Right foot: Good, Left foot: Good
FRONTAL IMPACT
15.5 pts
Head: Good, Chest: Good, Abdomen: Good, Pelvis: Good
SIDE IMPACT CAR
8.0 pts
SIDE IMPACT POLE
7.0 pts
Neck: Good

Total 41 pts | 83%
PERFORMANCE
11.1 pts
INSTRUCTIONS
4.0 pts
INSTALLATION
2.0 pts
 
18 month old child
RestraintBritax-Römer Baby Safe Plus
Group0, 0+
FacingRearward
InstallationAdult seatbelt

PERFORMANCE
11.6 pts
INSTRUCTIONS
4.0 pts
INSTALLATION
2.0 pts
 
3 year old child
RestraintBritax-Römer Duo Plus
Group1
FacingForward
InstallationISOFIX anchorages and top tether

VECHICLE BASED ASSESSMENT
6.0 pts
See comments
Total 20 pts | 57%
Pedestrian protection

HEAD
14.7 pts
PELVIS
1.8 pts
LEG
4.0 pts


Total 5 pts | 71%
SPEED LIMITATION ASSISTANCE
0.0 pts
ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL (ESC)
3.0 pts
ESP
Pass
SEATBELT REMINDER
2.0 pts
driver
Pass
passenger
Pass
rearNot assessed


Details of tested car

Specifications
Tested model Chevrolet Malibu 2.4 LTZ, LHD
Body type 4 door saloon
Year of publication 2011
Kerb weight 1605kg
VIN from which rating applies Applies to all applies Mailbus of the specification tested
Class Large Family Car.
Safety equipment
Front seatbelt pretensioners dual pretensioners
Front seatbelt load limiters
Driver frontal airbag dual stage
Front passenger frontal airbag dual stage
Side body airbags
Side head airbags
Electronic Stability Control
Seatbelt Reminder driver and front passenger seat


Comments

Adult occupant
In the frontal test, the passenger compartment remained stable. Maximum points were scored for protection of the driver, all body areas being well protected. Dummy readings indicated good protection of the knees and femurs of the driver and passenger. Chevrolet showed that a similar level of protection would be provided for occupants of different sizes and to those sat in different positions. In the side barrier impact, the Malibu scored maximum points, with good protection of all body areas. In the more severe side pole test, protection of the abdomen was marginal. The seat and reactive head restraint provided good protection against whiplash injuries in the event of a rear-end collision.

Child occupant
Forward movement of this dummy, sat in a forward facing restraint, was not excessive. In the side impact, both the 3 year and the 18 month dummy were properly restrained by their restraints, minimising the likelihood of dangerous head contact. The passenger airbag can be disabled, allowing a rearward facing child restraint to be used in that seating position. However, the system did not meet Euro NCAP's requirements regarding the clarity of information provided to the driver, and the system was not rewarded. Clear information is provided in the car regarding the danger of using a rearward facing restraint in the passenger seat without first disabling the airbag.

Pedestrian
The bumper provided good protection in most areas tested but was poor in some. The front edge of the bonnet was predominantly poor. In most areas likely to be struck by a child's head, the bonnet provided good protection but it offered predominantly poor protection in those areas likely to be struck by the head of an adult.

Safety assist
Electronic stability control is standard equipment across the Malibu range and met Euro NCAP's test requirements. A seatbelt reminder is provided for the driver and front passenger seating positions. A seatbelt reminder is available as an option for the rear seats but did not meet Euro NCAP's fitment requirements for assessment in 2011. A speed limitation device is not available for the Malibu.

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