2014 Chevrolet Volt Earned a Top Safety Pick+

2014 Chevrolet Volt

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.

Chevy Malibu Nabs Top Safety Pick+ Rating for 2014

2014 Chevy Malibu Earns Top Safety Pick+ Rating from IIHSMaybe Chevrolet should completely redesign the Malibu more often. Although, now that it’s this good—this great, really—we at Hutch Chevrolet Buick GMC are hoping it sticks around for a good long while. Not only is the sedan fully redesigned for efficiency, comfort, and performance, it now boasts a stellar and impeccable safety record as well. The Malibu has been named a Top Safety Pick+ by the IIHS for 2014, earning the highest possible honor from the authoritative institution.

To earn the distinction, the 2014 Malibu had to receive “Good” ratings on at least four out of five crash tests, while earning no less than an “Acceptable” rating on the fifth. This proved all too easy for the Malibu, which took “Good” ratings all across the board. Plus, to receive the “+” part of the rating, the Malibu received a “Basic” rating on its Forward Collision Alert system.

“We are very pleased that the IIHS has recognized the safety of the Malibu with this prestigious rating,” said Gay Kent, general director of GM Vehicle Safety and Crashworthiness. “Customer safety is our guiding compass; this serves as a testament to that.”

If you take a look at your internal compass right now, you’ll probably see that it’s guiding you to us here at Hutch, where we’ll set you up for a test drive in the super cool, super safe, 2014 Chevrolet Malibu.