2015 Volt Among 4 Chevrolet Models To Receive IIHS Top Safety Pick

FEB 1 2015 BY ERIC LOVEDAY 11

2015 Chevy Volt - An IIHS Top Safety Pick

2015 Chevy Volt – An IIHS Top Safety Pick

General Motors wants to remind us that the 2015 Chevrolet Volt is an IIHS Top Safety pick and is one of four Chevrolet models to receive that rating from the IIHS.

The IIHS’ new small overlap test did a lot of vehicles in, including the Nissan LEAF, which scored poor (the lowest rating given) in this difficult test.  The 2015 Volt  managed an acceptable rating in small overlap.

Nissan LEAF Scores Poor In Small Overlap

Nissan LEAF Scores Poor In Small Overlap

Four Chevrolet Models Are 2015 IIHS Top Safety Picks

2015 Volt Small Overlap Test

2015 Volt Small Overlap Test

DETROIT – The 2015 Chevrolet Spark, Volt, Malibu and Equinox have been named 2015 Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Top Safety Picks.

The designation goes to models that achieve a good or acceptable rating in the challenging small overlap front test – introduced in 2012 – and a good rating in each of the Institute’s four other crashworthiness evaluations – moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraints.

“Receiving this recognition from IIHS for the 2015 Spark, Volt, Malibu and Equinox is great news for Chevrolet and even greater news for our customers,” said Steven Majoros, director, Chevrolet Cars and Crossover Marketing.

IIHS is a nonprofit organization wholly supported by auto insurers. For 2015, the number of models earning either the Top Safety Pick or Top Safety Pick+ awards rose from 39 to 71 compared to a year ago.

“Consumer metric programs such as IIHS Top Safety Pick and NHTSA NCAP provide our customers with information to make comparisons across vehicle manufacturers for a given market segment. Having these four vehicles named 2015 IIHS Top Safety Picks is a great achievement,” said Jeff Boyer, GM vice president, Global Vehicle Safety.

Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is now one of the world’s largest car brands, doing business in more than 140 countries and selling more than 4.9 million cars and trucks a year. Chevrolet provides customers with fuel-efficient vehicles that feature spirited performance, expressive design, and high quality. More information on Chevrolet models can be found at www.chevrolet.com.

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The test pic says 2014 on the door. Is there any diff between 2014 and 2015?

Not really.
Performs very well and a pity…

They should have crashed a 2016 instead – one less chrome lower grill on this planet would be worth it.

Is the Volt still perfect in protecting its passengers from traffic fatalities? I think that as of March of 2014 not one Volt accident had lead to a fatality for the people in the Volt. That is really impressive!
Eventually someone is going to be the unlucky first fatality, but the idea that you could have a car being produced and driven for more than 3 years without a single fatality is a very nice statement about just how safe a Volt is. And half the US population thinks they will start on fire if they are in an accident. Face palm.

I don’t believe so….news of such an event would have been plastered all over the internet (especially by a particular conservative news outlet) if it had happened.

Unfortunatley, the latest IIHS safety report doesn’t include the Volt, Leaf, or Model S. It would be a good selling point if they were included in the group of cars with the lowest death rates ranked. InsideEVs should do an article shaming the IIHS for not including EVs in its safety report and hopefully put some pressure on it to include EVs in its next safety report.

http://www.iihs.org/externaldata/srdata/docs/sr5001.pdf

http://www.iihs.org/iihs/sr/statusreport/article/50/1/1

As 2011 was the latest model year studied then the latest EVs would not be included. They were not omitted, but why does it take so long to publish?

Oops. You’re absolutely correct. I missed the model years when I zoomed in on that pdf on my smartphone’s tiny screen.

It also has the optional collision prevention system, which is nice.

there is no system that “prevents a collision”

Volt has an annoying front collision alert which always startles my heart and is completely unnecessary.

You can turn it off if it is unnecessary.

‘General Motors wants to remind us’ sounds like the writer isn’t too interested in this achievement. But if a Volt catches on fire, it’s big headline news on this website – 3 times. Until arson became suspected, suddenly the reporting disappeared….