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2014 Chevy Impala Crash-Test Scores Reflect a Safe Family Sedan

7/22/2013
According to crash-test results published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the redesigned 2014 Chevrolet Impala is a safe full-size sedan.

In NHTSA testing, the 2014 Impala received a 5-star overall crash-test rating, the highest possible. The IIHS has conducted four of its five crash-test assessments on the new Impala, and the car received the highest rating of "Good" in each of them. As this article is written, the IIHS had not tested the Impala's performance in the tough new small overlap frontal-impact crash test, which is designed to measure crashworthiness when a vehicle strikes a tree, pole, or oncoming traffic on the left front corner of the tested vehicle.

"Safety is a key consideration for all car buyers, and Impala sets a new benchmark for Chevrolet's flagship sedan," said Gay Kent, general director of vehicle safety and crashworthiness. "The 2014 Chevrolet Impala is designed to provide excellent crash safety, and offers customers several safety technologies not previously available in Chevrolets."

In addition to its underlying structure, shown to provide excellent crash protection for vehicle occupants, the new Impala is offered with a number of new safety technologies designed to help the driver to avoid a collision in the first place. They include the following:
  • Reversing camera
  • Rear park-assist sensors
  • Full-speed-range adaptive cruise control
  • Forward-collision alert
  • Crash-imminent braking
  • Side blind-zone alert
  • Rear cross-traffic alert
  • Lane-departure warning

Notably, these safety features are offered on the mid-level Impala LT model as well as the upscale Impala LTZ. They complement 10 standard air bags and a free 6-month subscription to OnStar telematics, which includes Automatic Crash Response. This service activates if the Impala's air bags deploy, automatically contacting an emergency services operator who can speed rescuers to the scene of the accident.

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