2018 Chevy Volt Safety Rating
Everyone likes a good looking car, but if you probe a little further you will find that safety is one of the most important considerations for those looking to buy a new car. That’s understandable as you naturally want to feel safe in the knowledge that your vehicle has all the latest safety features when you are out on the road. Which is why when you want to buy a new hybrid, you should be looking at the Volt.
2018 Chevrolet Volt Safety Features
Chevy’s Volt comes with a comprehensive set of state-of-the-art safety features, in both the LT and the Premier trims, including anti-lock brakes. In addition to front-impact and side-impact airbags, safety features include overhead airbags in case of a rollover and knee airbags to protect your lower extremities. This impressive array of collision safety features are the reason why the Chevy Volt safety rating scores the maximum in almost every individual category in the NHTSA tests, as well as earning the highest possible overall crash test rating.
Of course, it’s better not to get into a collision in the first place, which is where the stability control feature that comes standard can help. This automatically detects if the vehicle is exceeding known handling limits and will reduce power or apply brakes as required to ensure the driver can maintain control of the vehicle. The Volt also comes equipped with a rearview camera and Teen Driver, which allows you to set speed limits. Other available safety features, depending on the trim selected, include parking assist, rear obstacle sensors, and lane keep assist.
2018 Volt Crash Test Safety Ratings
The 2018 Volt has also been awarded a five-star overall safety rating – the highest possible – by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). This government-sanctioned Chevy Volt crash test involves evaluating safety under conditions of front-impact collision, side-impact collision, and rollovers. One hundred channels of data are recorded using a special onboard data acquisition system, and realistic dummies are used to study the forces people are subjected to in a crash. The Volt also did exceptionally well in tests performed by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), leading to the Chevy Volt being named a 2018 IIHS Top Safety Pick.
2018 Chevy Volt Safety Comparison
In 2018, compact cars don’t come much safer than the 2018 Chevrolet Volt. In a report on the best compact cars of 2018 by U.S. News and World Report, the new Volt was given a maximum 10 out of 10 for safety, putting it ahead of competitor compact sedans like the Ford Focus, the Kia Forte, and the Toyota Corolla. Click here to see how the Volt stacks up to the 2018 Nissan Leaf and Toyota Prius.
Test Drive a 2018 Chevy Volt in Phoenix Today
If one of the safest cars on the road is what you are looking for in the Phoenix area, then don’t hesitate to stop by your Phoenix area Chevy dealer today to test drive the Chevy Volt (2018) for yourself. Volt’s are a lot cheaper to own than you might think!