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Chevy Receives Another 5-Star Overall Safety Rating for 2015 Chevrolet Trax

Since 1978, the NHTSA has been testing vehicles and assigning them safety ratings with a star value. This year, Chevrolet has earned the highest accolade that can be awarded by the NHTSA on a vehicle - the 5-star overall safety rating for the 2015 Chevrolet Trax. The auto maker is no stranger to 5-star overall safety ratings. In 2014 they had eight vehicles that earned the same award. That's the most awards that an auto maker has ever been awarded by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Chevrolet Leading in 5-Star Ratings in 2015 Too

The 2015 Chevrolet Trax is a small SUV that has earned the rating for both the front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive models. This means that Chevrolet has more models in its 2015 lineup than any other U.S. brand and it makes the Trax the safest of all of the small SUV's The smaller SUV is a trend that has been growing recently, and experts are predicting that the small SUV market will grow more than 80 percent in the next 5 years. The 2014 vehicles from Chevrolet that the NHTSA gave a 5-star overall safety rating to included the Chevrolet Malibu, the Sonic, the very popular Chevrolet Cruze, the Volt, Impala and Traverse as well as the Camero Coupe and the Chevrolet Silverado 1500. All of these vehicles received the highest possible rating that the NHTSA can bestow on a vehicle. Chevrolet is constantly developing new technology that will help to keep passengers safe. Four of these vehicles listed include some of that technology like Forward Collision Alert and Lane Departure Warning. With all of these technologies available, it won't be long before there are few auto accidents if any. The NHTSA has been rating vehicles and crash testing since 1978 and their ratings are what consumers depend upon to determine which car that they want to buy, and which car, truck or SUV will be the safest for them and their family. Some of the things that the NHTSA looks at when determining a rating for a vehicle include:
  • Air Bag Safety
  • Child Safety
  • Front Crash Safety
  • Side Crash Safety
  • Rollover Potential
  • Tires
  • Safety Technology
  • Chevrolet Trax Setting an Example For Auto Makers
The Chevrolet Trax is amazingly well-designed, with the body structure creating a protective cage around passengers. More than 2/3 of it is made up of high strength steel, with even stronger steel in crucial areas. The Trax also excels in airbags, with 10 airbags available to prevent injury in the event of an accident. It also has a rearview camera standard and rear park is an option. “The Trax is the perfect example of Chevrolet’s commitment to putting state-of-the-art technology and class-leading safety features," said vice-president of U.S. Chevrolet Brian Sweeney.

5-Star Score on an Impact Test

The Trax was evaluated on both front and side crashes as well as rollovers. It received a 5-star score on an impact test that uses a pole to simulate hitting a tree, telephone pole or similar object. Dealers began receiving the Trax in December to prepare for the coming 2015 season. Chevrolet was founded in 1911 in Detroit, Michigan. From their small operation back in the early part of the 20th century, the auto maker has grown to be one of the largest brands in the world, and sells vehicles in more than 140 countries. They sell nearly five million cars per year. Chevrolet provides vehicles that have great gas mileage, new safety technologies, performance features and a winning design. They are one of the best known and best loved auto makers in the world and are obviously one of the safety manufacturers around. You can find more information on Chevrolet vehicles by going to