Chevrolet’s flagship sedan, the 2014 Impala, has just received its safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and it is a five-star one. The name of the car may hark back to the 50s, but the model is up to the minute modern, hence the great performance in the crash tests. It is packed with high-end safety features.
The 2014 Impala’s range list of active and passive safety features include a radar-based active cruise control system that maintains a safe distance from the car in the front, minimizing the risk of running into them. It also has radar-based auto braking system, and camera-based collision alert and lane departure systems. Not to mention the OnStar systems, that can automatically call for help in case of an emergency.
Other more day to day features include blind spot alert, rear cross alert that detects object while reversing – good for safety and parking, rear-vision camera, rear sensors, pre-fill brakes that comes to help you under hard braking by adjusting the force, and hill hold/start.
Add to the list 10 standard airbags, standard StabiliTrak electronic stability control system, all-speed traction control, four-wheel disc brakes with four-channel antilock brakes and electronic brake force distribution, and it really isn’t a surprise that this is a five-star car. The only way they could make it safer was if they used armour-plating.