Chevrolet Sonic Named 2015 Top Safety Pick by Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

Chevrolet has improved the midyear 2015 Chevy Sonic and achieved the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s highest rating in the small overlap front crash test. This was enough for the Sonic to then receive the IIHS’ highest overall rating of ‘Top Safety Pick for 2015’.

The Chevy Sonic, available at Christenson Chevrolet in Highland Indiana, was already a highly rated car for safety with class exclusive 10 airbags plus a plethora of other safety systems such as StabiliTrak (Electronic Stability Control), and OnStar’s telematics system.

“With good ratings across the board in all five IIHS crashworthiness evaluations, the improved Sonic delivers a high level of protection among small cars in the most common kinds of crashes,” said IIHS President Adrian Lund.

‘Good’ is the IIHS’ highest test rating.

The Sonic’s improvements were in the front-end structure, door sill and door pillar for the midyear 2015 model.

“Customer safety is of utmost importance to Chevrolet, across all segments” said Jeff Boyer, vice president, General Motors Global Vehicle Safety. “The Sonic receiving this designation is a testament to that focus.”

Sonic also strives to avoid crashes with two optional, aptly named, safety features. Forward Collision Alert and Lane Departure Warning.

Forward Collision Alert signals the driver to help avoid crashing into an upcoming vehicle traveling much slower or has come to a stop. It also tells the driver they are following a vehicle too closely.

Lane Departure Warning alerts the driver that they may unintentionally be drifting out of their lane when their turn signal is not on.

Below is a video that explains how they work. It’s pretty impressive. to think that these systems were only found on high end cars just a few years ago.

Jim Schroeder
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