• 2014 Chevy Malibu

    4/11/2014 8:58:24 AM - by Roger Hamilton

    VERGENNES, 4/11/14 – The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has named the 2014 Chevrolet Malibu with Forward Collision Alert, which is now available at Denecker Chevrolet, a Top Safety Pick+. The distinction requires cars to receive high marks in crash worthiness and to achieve a basic, advanced or superior rating for frontal crash prevention.

    “Safety is important to Vergennes-area drivers,” said Tom Denecker at Denecker Chevrolet. “This designation from IIHS confirms that the 2014 Chevrolet Malibu delivers top safety performance for drivers.”

    The crash tests consist of front, side, roof strength and head restraint tests. In order to receive a 2014 Top Safety Pick+ status, the 2014 Malibu’s frontal crash protection system had to meet IIHS requirements. The sedan also needed to receive “Good” rating in four of five crash tests. The 2014 Malibu exceeded those requirements, achieving a “Good” rating in all five tests.

    The 2014 Malibu’s available Advanced Safety Package, which includes active safety features like Forward Collision Alert, Lane Departure Warning, and Side Blind Zone Alert, contributed to its Top Safety Pick+ consideration. The Forward Collision Alert system uses camera and radar systems to monitor the distance to the car in front of the Malibu, and will sound an alert if it senses a possible collision. The Advanced Safety Package is available on 2014 Malibu 2LT, 3LT, and LTZ models.

    The IIHS simulates certain types of crashes that can occur on the road. They then evaluate the damage that occurred on key areas of the vehicle’s body structure and the risk of occupant injury. 

    For instance, the Side Impact Crashworthiness Evaluation Crash Test consists of rolling a 3,300-pound sled into the side of a test vehicle at 31.1 mph.

    Similarly, in the Moderate Overlap Frontal Crashworthiness Evaluation Crash Test, the test vehicle runs into a wall offset from the vehicle’s centerline.

    The Chevrolet Malibu has been a Top Safety Pick for the past four years, but 2014 marks the first time it has been named a Top Safety Pick+. It is the second Chevrolet car to receive the Top Safety Pick+ rating, following the Spark mini car.

     

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