2010 Chevrolet Malibu High-Strength Steel

The 2010 Chevrolet Malibu safety features include high-strength steel safety cage as seen below.

Additional features related to the safety cage include:

  • Side-door beams that help reduce penetration into the passenger compartment
    during shallow-angle side collisions
  • Side-impact, cross-car beams are designed into the vehicle at the instrument
    panel, rear compartment and floor areas to help channel energy
  • Door hinges and latches that work together with each door’s structure and
    steel reinforcements to help keep the doors closed during an impact

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  1. ObsessedWithCarSafety

    Came here after reading the newest IIHS news release (on underride / car into tractor trailer crashes), which shows that a Malibu got creamed when they test-ran it into the back of a tractor trailer with a weak underride guard — which I’m sure would happen to most other cars as well.

    I’m wondering if the A-pillar on the Malibu contains any UHSS and if not, if it would’ve made any difference in the underride crash results.

    Here’s the release, by the way: http://www.iihs.org/news/rss/pr030111.html

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