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VOLT, SONIC AND CRUZE MAKE FORBES LIST OF 10 SAFEST SMALL CARS

With nods to the standout safety features of Volt, Sonic and Cruze, it’s undeniable that Chevy is holding its own amongst the small car competition. In addition to delivering dependable safety, each of these cars comes loaded with the attitude and feel that connects with consumers.

Volt

As a car known for innovation, Volt goes the distance on electric, allowing you to drive gas and tailpipe-emissions free for up to an EPA-estimated 35 miles before a small gas generator kicks in to produce electricity so you can go up to 375 total miles with a full charge and a full tank of gas.

In addition to offering cutting-edge efficiency, Volt is designed to respond instantly with eight standard air bags–including head– curtain side–impact air bags for outboard front and rear occupants, plus frontal side–impact and new knee air bags for the driver and front passenger. In addition to the air bags, Volt comes with the security of OnStar® standard for three years which features Automatic Crash Response. It also doesn’t hurt that the car nabbed a IIHS 2012 Top Safety Pick designation and received a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score for Safety.
For more information, visit Volt.

Sonic

As a subcompact known for appealing to those with an up for anything kind of lease on life, Sonic is a car that’s never been lacking in the attitude department. Luckily, Sonic comes loaded with the safety to match. Impressive safety features include being the first and only car in its class with 10  standard airbags that include front knee airbags for driver and passenger, along with the security of OnStar®, standard for the first six months, with Automatic Crash Response.
For more information, visit Sonic.

Cruze

It’s the vehicle that embodies what consumers are constantly searching for in a compact car. From surprisingly sizable cargo space, sleek styling, right down to reliable safety, it’s indisputable that well-designed efficiency permeates throughout every inch of this vehicle.

Top-notch safety features include 10 standard airbagsthat include frontal side-impact and knee air bags for the driver and front passenger, a high-strength steel safety cage and roof crush resistance that outperform the requirements, available Rear Park Assist and the security of OnStar®, standard for the first six months with Automatic Crash Response5. To further attest to the car’s reputation, Cruze was named a IIHS 2012 Top Safety Pick and received a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score for Safety. For more information, visit Cruze.

   


  • 1 6 Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA) New Car Assessment Program (www.SaferCar.gov)
  • 2 5 Visit. for coverage map, details and system limitations. Services vary by model and conditions. OnStar acts as a link to existing emergency service providers.
  • 3 7 Based on GM small car segment.
  • 4 3 EPA-estimated 35-mile range based on 94 MPGe (electric); 340-mile range based on 35 MPG city/40 highway (gas). Actual range varies with conditions.
  • 5 2 Available to order at participating dealers.
  • 6 4 Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner’s Manual for more.