Four Chevys Earn 2015 IIHS Top Safety Pick Honors

Chevy is closing out 2014 in a big way, announcing that four of its 2015 models have been named Top Safety Picks by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

The 2015 Chevrolet Equinox, Malibu, Spark, and Volt all earned the distinction from IIHS for earning scores of “good” in the moderate overlap front, side, roof strength, and head restraints test.

In order to earn that top honor, each vehicle also needed to earn a rating of good or acceptable in the daunting small overlap front test. The Volt and Spark both earned “acceptable” scores (with the latter being one of only two minicars to earn a Top Safety Pick rating), and the Equinox and Malibu earned “good” scores.

With available Forward Collision Alert, Volt, Malibu, and Equinox also earned basic scores for front crash prevention, just missing earning Top Safety Pick+ honors.

“Consumer metric programs such as IIHS Top Safety Pick and NHTSA NCAP provide our customers with information to make comparisons across vehicle manufacturers for a given market segment. Having these four vehicles named 2015 IIHS Top Safety Picks is a great achievement,” said Jeff Boyer, GM vice president, Global Vehicle Safety.

To test drive a new Malibu or Equinox, or to sample any member of the formidable 2015 Chevrolet lineup, stop in and see us at Nehls Chevrolet in the New Year!

NHTSA Awards 2015 Malibu Five-Star Safety Rating

The NHTSA hands the 2015 Malibu five-star safety rating.
The NHTSA handed the 2015 Malibu a five-star safety rating.

It’s another year, and again the Malibu proves to be a safe ride as the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gives out a 2015 Malibu five-star safety rating.

The 2015 Chevrolet Malibu earned the top safety rating, receiving five stars in the front and side crash tests. It also scored four stars on the rollover crash test.

Standard safety equipment

  • Electronic stability control
  • Traction control
  • 10 airbags
  • Antilock brakes
  • OnStar

Next up is the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety rating. It awarded the 2014 Malibu with a “good” rating last year, and we at Nehls Chevrolet are excited to see what rating it will earn this time around. What rating do you think it will earn? Sound off in the comments below, and visit us this Labor Day weekend to check out what new and used cars we have for sale here in Marshall, TX!

NHTSA Gives 2014 Malibu 5-Star Safety Rating

Chevrolet and GM announced the 2014 malibu 5-star safety rating.
The 2014 Chevrolet Malibu scored high on NHTSA’s frontal, side-impact and rollover crash tests.

The 2014 Malibu 5-Star safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is another Chevy victory.

Undergoing severe testing procedures, the 2014 Chevrolet Malibu received high scores in the frontal, side-impact and rollover crash tests.

Chevy’s standard safety features for the 2014 Malibu include:

  • 10 airbags including knee airbags for driver and front passenger
  • Rollover protection
  • Anti-lock brakes
  • Daytime running lights
  • Electronic stability control
  • OnStar service for six months

GM’s general director of Vehicle Safety and Crashworthiness, Gay Kent, states that safety is a top priority for the automaker.

“Safety is an increasingly important consideration for new vehicle buyers, especially for those in the midsize segment,” Kent said in a press release. “The customer is at the center of our day-to-day operations and when we design vehicles, it’s their safety that we have in mind.”

Perhaps you’re looking for a midsize sedan that will guarantee your safety. The 2014 Chevrolet Malibu will meet your expectations. Check out our inventory and visit us for a test drive!