Last month, we were excited to announce that General Motors topped the list for the 2013 J.D. Power Awards with Chevrolet and GMC being the only non-luxury brands to rank in the top 5. Well, it’s another first for Chevrolet with the redesigned 2014 Impala receiving a five-star safety score. This score is the highest possible five-star overall vehicle score for safety, as part of the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s New Car Assessment Program.
So what makes the Impala so outstanding? Well, it offers a variety of safety features that are attributed to this ranking. The Collision Mitigation Braking allows for radar technology to sense traffic in front of the vehicle to adjust the vehicle speed, including stopping the vehicle in traffic and accelerating again after. This is the first time that such a feature has been offered in a Chevrolet. Some additional features include: forward collision alert, lane departure warning, side blind zone alert, rear cross traffic alert, rear vision camera with dynamic guidelines, ultrasonic rear park assist, brake pre-fill feature, hill hold/start assist and full-speed-range-adaptive cruise control. The 2014 Impala’s also come with 10 standard airbags and OnStar, providing you with an additional sense of comfort. OnStar’s GPS and cellular phone technology will automatically call for help in case of a crash.
Gay Kent, GM general director of Vehicle Safety and Crashworthiness had the following to say. “Safety is a key consideration for all car buyers, and Impala sets a new benchmark for Chevrolet’s flagship sedan. The 2014 Chevrolet Impala is designed to provide excellent crash safety, and offers customers several safety technologies not previously available in Chevrolet.”
If you haven’t had the opportunity to experience the 2014 Impala for yourself, we welcome you to either of our Chevrolet dealerships: Queenston on Centennial or Queenston on the Mountain. Come and take a test drive today in the award winning Impala and see exactly what it has to offer.
By: Amy Cochren
Credit: Chevrolet Canada, GM Canada