In 2014 testing, many vehicles in the minicar segment actually lost their top safety pick status from last year due to the poor results in the small overlap crash test! The good news is that Chevrolet's global safety team has devoted serious time and effort into developing a small car that delivers big safety, which explains why the 2014 Chevy Spark was the only minicar to earn an IIHS 2014 Top Safety Pick Rating. Notably, the Spark was also the only vehicle in the segment to earn an "acceptable" rating in the new small overlap test too.
Proving to be a challenging new test, the small-overlap crash test was incorporated in 2012 to evaluate what happens when the front corner of the vehicle strikes another vehicle or object, like a tree or utility pole. The test is conducted by having the front quarter of the driver's side of the vehicle strike a barrier at 40 mph. The test is difficult for all vehicles since it bypasses the front-end crush zone, but it has proved to be especially challenging for small cars which are already at a safety disadvantage due to their size.
But Chevrolet's always got your back. So if you're interested in a smaller vehicle, you don't have to worry about compromising safety. We can help you learn more about all of Chevy's newest safety features. Chesrown Chevrolet Buick GMC is a family owned and operated dealership in Central Ohio that has been committed to providing the highest quality of service to create lifetime customers for over 50 years. Feel free to give us a call at (740) 363-1175 or stop by our dealership at 1701 Columbus Pike, Delaware, OH, 43015!
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