2014 Chevrolet Malibu Earns TOP SAFETY PICK+ Honors from IIHS
The 2014 Chevrolet Malibu, in addition to being previously named a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) five-star safety pick, has been named a TOP SAFETY PICK+ by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).
In order to achieve such high marks, the 2014 Malibu scored a “Good” rating in front, side, roof strength, and head restraint crashworthiness tests and earned a rating of “Basic” in the frontal crash prevention category when equipped with the optional Advanced Safety Package.
The Advanced Safety Package, available on the 2LT, 3LT, 1LTZ, and 2LTZ trim packages, includes the following features:
- Forward Collision Alert
- Lane Departure Warning
- Side Blind Zone Alert/Rear Cross Traffic Alert
“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 press release. “Customer safety is our guiding compass; this serves as a testament to that.”
Though this is the first year in which the Malibu has earned the TOP SAFETY PICK+ distinction, previous models have earned the TOP SAFETY PICK honor in all of the previous three years.