Wednesday, June 6, 2012

2013 Chevrolet Malibu Eco Earns  Five-Star Safety Rating

The all new 2013 Chevrolet Malibu Eco earned a top five-star overall safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The rating is crucial information for car shoppers, as federal safety regulators are just beginning to post their results of crash tests on the new 2013 models.

The all new 2013 Malibu earned five stars in front and side crash testing by the federal government. It earned four out of five stars in the rollover rating.
The 2013 Chevrolet Malibu Eco previously earned a Top Safety Pick rating by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and General Motors added that the Malibu Eco is among the first 2013 GM models to earn the rating.

Some of the 2013 Malibu’s safety features:

- A body structure made up of 65 percent high strength and ultra-high strength steels
- Driver and front passenger dual-stage frontal air bags, seat-mounted side air bags and knee air bags and head curtain side air bags with rollover protection that cover front and outboard rear-seating rows
- Rollover sensors which can activate the head curtain side air bags if sensors determine an imminent rollover. In a rollover, the air bags stay inflated longer to provide increased occupant protection
- StabiliTrak electronic stability control helps the driver maintain control by comparing the path being steered by the driver with the actual response and, when necessary, applying the brakes or adjusting the throttle or a combination of both
- Four-channel disc brakes with ABS, full-function traction control and panic brake assist that activates when an emergency braking maneuver is detected. The system automatically develops additional brake pressure to more quickly engage ABS
- Front safety belt pretensioners to reduce forward movement and load-limiting retractors to help manage forces during a collision
- OnStar, which features the Automatic Crash Response System that uses GPS and cellular phone technology to automatically call for help in a crash that deploys the air bags.

The 2013 Malibu Eco is available for immediate delivery at Jeff Gordon Chevrolet in Wilmington, North Carolina.

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