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IIHS Assigns "Top Safety Pick" Rating to 2013 Chevrolet Malibu Eco

IIHS Assigns "Top Safety Pick" Rating to 2013 Chevrolet Malibu Eco

By Jeff Youngs, May 18, 2012
In crash tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the redesigned 2013 Chevrolet Malibu Eco received the best possible rating of "Good" for frontal-offset and side-impact crash protection; rear-impact injury prevention; and roof crush strength. As a result of these high ratings, the IIHS named the new Chevy Malibu Eco a "Top Safety Pick" for the 2013 model year.

For now, the rating applies only to the Malibu Eco model, a midsize sedan equipped with an eAssist mild hybrid powertrain. The eAssist system combines a 4-cylinder engine with a small electric assist motor powered by a rechargeable lithium-ion battery, and is not able to power the Malibu on electricity alone. Rather, the eAssist is designed to help accelerate the Malibu, conserving fuel in the process. EPA fuel-economy figures for this family sedan are 25 mpg in the city and 37 mpg on the highway.

The 2013 Chevy Malibu Eco is priced at $25,995, including the destination charge. Standard safety features include eight air bags, traction and stability control, 4-wheel-disc anti-lock brakes, and 6 months of free OnStar Automatic Crash Response service. A reversing camera is optional.

Learn more about the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

See all of the current IIHS "Top Safety Pick" awardees

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