In a recent round of crash tests done by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the 2014 Chevrolet Volt earned a Top Safety Pick+, and was the only small car out of 12 tested to earn the award.
Most of the small cars performed poorly in the small overlap front crash test; however, the Volt earned a Top Safety Pick+ by receiving an acceptable score in the challenging test.
“The Volt’s crashworthiness performance puts it in the top tier for small car safety,” said Joe Nolan, IIHS senior vice president for vehicle research, in a statement. “GM should be commended for the Volt’s performance in the small overlap front test because this car was designed before that challenging test was introduced.”
In the small overlap front crash test, the IIHS monitors six categories. The Volt earned the top “good” rating in four of the six categories, with an “acceptable” rating in the Structure and Restraints & Kinematics categories. This gave the Volt an overall “acceptable” rating for the test.
In the four other tests, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength, and head restraints & seats, the Volt scored the top “good” rating.
If you’re looking for a small car that will not only keep you safe, but will save you cash at the pump, then the 2014 Chevrolet Volt is the car for you. It is available today at Hutch Chevrolet.