Chevrolet puts safety first, and we have the 5-star scores to prove it. An impressive eight 2014 models have received the highest possible Overall Vehicle Score for Safety from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration† (NHTSA). That’s the most 2014 5-Star Overall Vehicle Scores of any automotive brand —more than Ford or Toyota.
NHTSA has been testing vehicles for safety since 1978, and in 2011 added an Overall Vehicle Score, as well as revised their testing to be more stringent. The comprehensive NHTSA New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) puts vehicles through frontal, side-impact and side pole crash tests, as well as rollover evaluations. Each model is then given safety ratings from one to five stars.
In testing 2014 vehicles, NHTSA gave its highest possible overall score to eight different Chevrolet models. Malibu, Sonic, Cruze, Volt, Impala, Traverse, Camaro Coupe and Silverado 1500 Crew Cab each received a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score for Safety.
It’s also important to know that Chevrolet is always developing innovative technologies to help keep you and your passengers safer. For instance, the 2013 Traverse was the first vehicle in the industry to offer an available seat-mounted Front Center Air Bag†, which provides protection for both the driver and front passenger in the event of a side-impact collision. And with dual-stage frontal air bags, driver and front-seat passenger seat-mounted side-impact air bags†, head-curtain side-impact air bags and a host of other safety technologies, Traverse surrounds you in safety.
Volt, Sonic, Impala and Silverado all offer Forward Collision Alert and Lane Departure Warning. Silverado even has a new available Safety Alert Seat, which physically pulses to alert the driver of potential hazards. Vibrations correspond to the direction of the indicated alert, reducing reaction time to help avoid potential collisions. Audible warnings can also be selected, if desired.
In addition to available Forward Collision Alert and Lane Departure Warning, Impala also features available Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Side Blind Zone Alert†, which illuminates small LED-lit symbols in the corresponding outside mirror when another vehicle is detected.
Cruze was the first vehicle in its class to come with 10 standard air bags† — still no car in its class offers more. And with available safety features like a rear vision camera, Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Side Blind Zone Alert† — features that aren't available on Honda Civic — you can say Cruze sets the bar for safety.
Then there’s Malibu, proving the right choice can be both smart and stylish but never skimp on safety. With protection and prevention in mind, the 2014 Malibu offers 10 air bags† including knee air bags for the driver and front passenger, but safety doesn’t stop there. Malibu is loaded with technology that can help drivers avoid collisions altogether, like the new available Side Blind Zone Alert†, available Rear Cross Traffic Alert, and a rear vision camera. With those and other safety features such as 4-wheel antilock disc brakes and traction control, safety means one thing — confident driving.
And Camaro, like most Chevrolet vehicles, features OnStar®† Automatic Crash Response standard for the first six months. With this service, you can be automatically connected to emergency assistance if a crash occurs — whether or not the air bags deploy.