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2014 Chevrolet Impala achieves Five-Star win from NHTSA

The 2014 Impala received the highest possible Overall Vehicle Score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration New Car Assessment Program, giving the redesigned full-sized sedan another feather in its cap of excellence.


The 2014 Chevrolet Impala has been redesigned from the bottom up and it definitely shows. These crash test results prove that GM has put a lot of work into making this full-sized sedan the best on the market.

The new Impala is a segment leader with the most comprehensive collection of standard and available safety features, including radar, visual and audible alerts, and other crash-avoidance technologies. In the NHTSA tests, however, it was the passive safety features that mattered and they definitely won the day.

These occupant protection features include dual-stage frontal passenger airbags, driver and front passenger side-impact and knee airbags, rear outboard side-impact airbags, head curtain airbags with rollover sensing, and more.

Other standard equipment includes automatic crash reporting through cell phone and GPS technology, with or without OnStar, a subscription to which also adds MyLink mobile apps and emergency services connections for roadside assistance.

From the roomy interior, which was designed using virtual reality, to the more fuel-efficient Ecotec engine it sports and the highly affordable price tag it carries, the 2014 Impala is a much-improved vehicle.

I personally had the chance to drive one at a recent event in Denver and found it to be a far roomier, more comfortable ride than in the past and to have a very quiet, well-made interior as well as a good on-road handling experience. The 2014 Impala aims for a specific target market of buyers - one of the largest markets in the U.S. - and pegs it squarely. It is a plush, affordable, well-built vehicle with a solid, comfortable road presence.