NHTSA Crash Test Results

Passat GLS

Malibu Sedan

Frontal Crash Test (Driver)

10 percent or less chance of serious injurysee details

(Tested: Passat)

11-20 percent or greater chance of serious injurysee details

(Tested: Malibu)

Frontal Crash Test (Passenger)

10 percent or less chance of serious injurysee details

(Tested: Passat)

11-20 percent or greater chance of serious injurysee details

(Tested: Malibu)

Side Crash Test (Front)

11-20 percent or greater chance of serious injurysee details

(Tested: Passat)

21-35 percent or greater chance of serious injurysee details

(Tested: Malibu)

Side Crash Test (Rear)

11-20 percent or greater chance of serious injurysee details

(Tested: Passat)

11-20 percent or greater chance of serious injurysee details

(Tested: Malibu)

IIHS Crash Test Results

Overall Rating

Reliability Rating

Passat GLS

Malibu Sedan

Overall 4 out of 5
see details
5 out of 5
see details

Safety Features

Passat GLS

Malibu Sedan

Driver Airbag Std. Std.
Front Side Airbag Std. N/A
Front Side Airbag with Head Protection Std. N/A
Passenger Airbag Std. Std.
Side Head Curtain Airbags Std. N/A
Second Row Side Airbag N/A N/A
Second Row Side Airbag with Head Protection N/A N/A
Power Windows Std. N/A
Electronic Parking Aid N/A N/A
First Aid Kit N/A N/A
Trunk Anti-Trap Device Std. Std.

Anti-Theft & Locks

Passat GLS

Malibu Sedan

Child Safety Door Locks Std. Std.
Locking Pickup Truck Tailgate N/A N/A
Power Door Locks Std. Std.
Vehicle Anti-Theft Std. Std.

Remote Controls & Remote Releases

Passat GLS

Malibu Sedan

Keyless Entry (Remote Lock/Unlock) Std. N/A
Remote Ignition N/A N/A
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Passat GLS

Malibu Sedan

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