2006 Chevrolet Malibu Consumer Review: excellent crash safety

2006 Chevrolet Malibu - Consumer Review

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104 Total Reviews

LT Sedan (3.5L V6 4-speed Automatic)

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Reliability Value
excellent crash safety
By carbanks1 on


2006 Chevrolet Malibu LT 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


I had my chevy malibu for only 3 days when I was involved in a head on collision at highway speed. I was able to correct the skid almost completely before I realized the cruise was still set at 65mph. I tapped the brake to deactivate it, which caused the car to spin into the other lane of traffic. I was hit head on by another car with no injury at all whatsoever (I didn't even get whiplash). The airbags didn't go off, which was probably a good thing in my case. Although the car was totaled, I was safe.

Best Features

lumbar support on the seats, crash safety, good gas mileage

Worst Features

car is very touchy and susceptible to slipping on ice compared to Buick. There should be a feature that deactivates cruise control in the case of an event like mine.
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By chevygirlkc
on 09/18/11 18:22 PM (PDT)

There is a Button on the steering wheel to Turn off the Cruise Control. Had you used that one , instead of the brakes you would have been fine.

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