According to General Motors’ research, 54 percent of customers rank safety as a ‘very important’ consideration when shopping for a new vehicle. That being the case, the Chevrolet 2014 lineup consists of seven vehicles that received a Five Star rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more than any other brand and more than Ford and Toyota combined.
The NHTSA handed out its highest possible 5-star overall score to the 2014 Chevrolet Sonic (the only subcompact to receive the rating), Cruze, Volt, Impala, Traverse, Camaro and Silverado 1500 Crew Cab.
“We design safety and crashworthiness into our vehicles very early in development,” said Gay Kent, GM’s general director of Vehicle Safety and Crashworthiness. “We are committed to offering advanced safety technologies on a broad range of models, not just on the most expensive vehicles. All of our vehicles are designed to provide continuous protection for customers before, during and after a crash.”
Apart from passive safety features like the Cruze’s 10 standard airbags, GM offers lane departure warning and forward collision alert on a variety of vehicles, designed to stop an accident before it happens. OnStar, available on all Chevrolet models, allows occupants to contact emergency services if an accident does occur.