- July 29, 2013
2014 Chevrolet Impala Gets Title of The Safest Car on the Road
2014 Chevrolet impala has been bestowed with a very distinctive award by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. It has managed to secure 5 out of 5 safety rating which makes it an ideal vehicle for families and safety conscious drivers. It seems like Chevrolet were on a quest to put together the most secure vehicle on the road. This is evident from the impressive array of safety features that have been incorporated into the new sedan. 2014 Chevrolet impala also has the distinction of being the first Chevrolet to make extensive use of radar technology to detect the density of traffic on the road and adjust the car speed accordingly. If the driver doesn’t react in time, the breaks are automatically applied.
Salient Safety Features
Chevrolet uses camera in addition with the radar to detect and warn the driver of a possible front collision. A camera mounted inside the rear view mirror detects and warns if lane is changed without signaling. There’s also a camera linked to a display in the dashboard which displays objects at the back of the car. This makes the driver aware of the distance between the object and the car, which helps immensely in parking.
Chevrolet impala’s safety features also take into consideration the safety of the occupants. There are 10 air bags placed in strategic spots which provide complete body coverage in case of a collision:
- Dual-stage frontal passenger air bags with passenger sensing system
- Driver and front passenger side-impact air bags
- Driver and front passenger knee air bags
- Rear outboard side-impact air bags
- Head curtain air bags with rollover sensing for front and rear outboard positions
- Safety belt pretensioners
- Child seat restraint system.
2014 Chevrolet Impala is also a very economical vehicle with an MPG of 21 City / 31 Highway. The safety features and recent accolades it has received, makes 2014 impala a benchmark setting vehicle in the market. Other vehicle manufacturers would be hard-pressed to match its fuel efficiency and plethora of safety features.