NCAP 5-Star Crash Test/Rollover Ratings

2004 Malibu 4-DR.

Front Driver
****
Front Passenger
****
Side Driver
****
Side Passenger
*****
Rollover
not tested
NCAP 2004 Chevrolet Malibu front crash test photoNCAP 2004 Chevrolet Malibu side crash test photo

1 During the side impact test, the head of the driver dummy struck the upper trim of the top of the window opening, causing a high head acceleration. Head impact events resulting in high accelerations have a higher likelihood of serious head trauma.

IIHS Crash Test & Rollover Safety Ratings

Good Acceptable Marginal Poor

2004 Chevrolet Malibu /Classic 4-door sedan

Moderate Overlap
A Overall
A Structure
G Head/Neck Injury
G Chest Injury
G Left Leg Injury
A Right Leg Injury
P Restraints
Full IIHS Moderate Overlap Crash Test report »
Small Overlap (Driver)
Not tested.
Small Overlap (Passenger)
Not tested.
Side Rating
Not tested.
Rear Rating1
P Overall
M Geometry
X Dynamic
Full IIHS Rear Impact Crash Test report »
Rollover Rating
Not tested.

1 — Cloth seats. Seat/head restraints with a marginal or poor geometry rating aren't tested dynamically, because they cannot protect taller people in rear-end crashes.

Good Acceptable Marginal Poor

2004 Chevrolet Malibu 4-door sedan

Moderate Overlap
G Overall
G Structure
A Head/Neck Injury
G Chest Injury
G Left Leg Injury
A Right Leg Injury
G Restraints
Full IIHS Moderate Overlap Crash Test report »
Small Overlap (Driver)
Not tested.
Small Overlap (Passenger)
Not tested.
Side Rating1
G Overall
A Structure
Driver
G Head Protection
G Head/Neck Injury
A Torso Injury
G Pelvis/Legs Injury
Rear Passenger
G Head Protection
G Head/Neck Injury
G Torso Injury
G Pelvis/Legs Injury
Full IIHS Side Impact Crash Test report »
Rear Rating2
A Overall
G Geometry
A Dynamic
Full IIHS Rear Impact Crash Test report »
Rollover Rating
Not tested.

1 — With optional side airbags. Applies only to models built after Feb 2004. With optional side airbags

2 — All seats.

Ratings only apply to the model and body or seat type tested. The date of manufacture and optional safety equipment can affect results. For full details see www.iihs.org.