All car brands prioritize safety, but few cars offer the same protective and preventative safety features as the Malibu. The plethora of technologies will help prevent a collision, while the sturdy design will keep occupants safe in the event of one. Plus, the vehicle was designed with younger drivers in mind and features like the Teen Driving technology will promote safe driving habits. This will be a much-appreciated safety facet for parents seeking a car for their first-time drivers.
If you find yourself in a collision, the Malibu's dependable construction should keep all of the occupants safe. The high-strength steel cage provides maximum protection, and the comprehensive air bag sensing system will send out cushions on all sides. When these bags deploy, an OnStar Advisor will immediately be notified, and they will help connect the driver with emergency personnel. If the driver is unable to respond, the OnStar Advisor can refer to the vehicle's GPS technology to send help to the proper location.
Of course, all drivers would prefer that an accident is avoided in the first place, and the Malibu's safety features will certainly play a role in preventing a collision. Up front, the Automatic Braking, Pedestrian Braking, and Low-Speed Front Automatic Braking will stop the driver from accidently colliding with another vehicle or object. Meanwhile, the Adaptive Cruise Control will take control of the Malibu without compromising safety, and the Front Parking Assist will guide the vehicle into a spot without scratching or denting the exterior.
Out back, the Rear Cross Traffic Alert will alert you when it's safe to reverse your vehicle, and the Rear Vision Camera will provide the driver with some clarity of any potential obstacles. The Lane Change Alert system (with Side Blind Zone Alert) and the Lane Keep Assist mode will both ensure that you won't accidently collide with another driver while attempting to change lanes.
Teen Driver Technology
The Malibu was designed with teen drivers in mind, and the vehicle's built-in safety system will help inspire safe driving habits. By entering a simple pin number, the Chevy MyLink system will provide a number of safe-driving amenities. The audio will not work when an occupant isn't wearing a seatbelt, and drivers will receive visual and audible warnings when they've traveled over a set speed limit. The system can even notify parents of their children's progress.
We know that teen drivers may be less vigilant than more experienced drivers, so the OnStar RemoteLink mobile application will provide them with some necessary security. Via the app, drivers can remotely start or lock/unlock their vehicle, and they'll also be able to send directions to the vehicle's navigation system.