If you’re looking for a green car, we sell a number of great, fuel-efficient vehicles here at Jennings Chevrolet. Whether you’re concerned about your carbon footprint or just hoping to spend less money on gasoline, a hybrid or electric car could be perfect for you. One plug-in hybrid we love is the 2017 Chevy Volt. This car offers an incredible range, great fuel economy, and the latest features. It was also recently named a Top Safety Pick Plus by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
Earning the highest safety rating from the IIHS is no easy feat. Vehicles are subjected to a number of different crash tests including a small-overlap front crash test, which simulates a collision with a stationary object like a tree. The new 2017 Chevy Volt earned a “Good” rating, the highest possible mark in this evaluation.
The IIHS also evaluates the effectiveness of a car’s front-crash prevention system, and this is where this hybrid earned its “Plus.” During testing, the new Chevy Volt was able to avoid crashes or reduce impact speeds at 12 and 25 miles per hour. The IIHS even takes headlight technology into account, and this advanced vehicle did well in this category too. The optional high-beam assist feature, which switches to low beams when it senses an approaching vehicle, bumped the Chevy Volt up to a “Good” rating in this category.
As always, Chevy cars are a great choice when you’re looking for the latest safety technology and the peace of mind that comes with it. Visit our Chevy dealership near Skokie, IL to take a Chevy Volt or any of our other safe vehicles for a test drive today. We hope to see you soon!