The Chevrolet Cruze has passed the rigerous New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) put on by the NHTSA with top honors. The Cruze was put through a set of revised tests which included revised frontal and side crash tests in addition to rollover testing with the results of the three tests going into a mathematical formula to deliver the “Overall Vehicle Score.” And what a score, as the Cruze was the first vehicle to get five stars in all of the tests, thus giving it an overall score of five out of five stars.
“Cruze has achieved five-star crash safety scores everywhere it is rated in the world. This is the direct result of our global engineering team’s focused effort. These safety ratings reflect the confidence we have in Cruze’s state-of-the-art safety technologies and overall crashworthiness,” said Jeff Boyer, General Motors’ executive director of vehicle safety.
The NHTSA 5-Star comes on the heels of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety giving the Cruze their Top Safety Pick award.