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2015 Chevrolet Impala

Large family car
2014 Chevrolet Impala shown
2014 Chevrolet Impala shown
Crashworthiness
  • Moderate overlap front
    G
  • Side
    G

Front crash prevention
Crash avoidance rating
Superior
with optional
equipment

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Child Seat Anchors (LATCH)
ease of use
A
1
Side airbags: front and rear head curtain airbags and front and rear seat-mounted torso airbags
2
Rollover sensor: designed to deploy the side curtain airbags in the event of an impending rollover
3
Driver and front passenger knee airbags: separate airbags in the lower instrument panel designed to minimize knee injuries in frontal crashes
4
Electronic stability control
5
Antilock brakes
6
Daytime running lights
Model year Front overlap SideRoof strengthHead restraints & seatsFront crash prevention
SmallModerate
2015
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Superior
2014
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Superior
2013
G
G
A
A
Crash avoidance rating
Not available
2012
G
G
A
A
Crash avoidance rating
2011
G
G
A
A
Crash avoidance rating
2010
G
G
A
Crash avoidance rating
2009
A
G
A
Crash avoidance rating
2008
A
G
M
Crash avoidance rating
2007
A
G
M
Crash avoidance rating
2006
A
G
M
Crash avoidance rating
2005
G
P
Crash avoidance rating
2004
G
P
Crash avoidance rating
2003
G
P
Crash avoidance rating
2002
G
P
Crash avoidance rating
2001
G
P
Crash avoidance rating
2000
G
Crash avoidance rating

Applies to 2014-15 models

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
G
Injury measures
Head/neck
G
Chest
G
Leg/foot, left
G
Leg/foot, right
A
Restraints and dummy kinematics
G
Important: Frontal crash test ratings should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

The Chevrolet Impala was redesigned for the 2014 model year. Moderate overlap frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by General Motors as part of frontal crash test verification.

Injury measures

Measures taken from the head, neck, and chest indicate low risk of injuries to these body regions in a crash of this severity. Forces on the right tibia indicate that lower leg injuries would be possible.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

Dummy movement was well controlled. The driver side curtain airbag deployed during the crash. After the dummy moved forward into the frontal airbag, it rebounded into the seat without its head coming close to any stiff structure that could cause injury.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2014 Chevrolet Impala LS 4-door
Weight 3,816 lbs.
Side airbagsfront and rear head curtain airbags and front and rear seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase112 in.
Length201 in.
Width73 in.
Engine3.6 L V6
EPA ratings19 mpg city / 29 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDVTF1225
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm)4
Left (cm)8
Center (cm)10
Right (cm)7
Brake pedal (cm)2
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm)0
Right (cm)0
Steering column movement
Upward (cm)2
Rearward (cm)8
A-pillar rearward movement (cm)0

Driver injury measures

Test IDVTF1225
Head
HIC-15230
Peak gs at hard contactno contact
Neck
Tension (kN)1.1
Extension bending moment (Nm)4
Maximum Nij 0.27
Chest maximum compression (mm)27
Legs
Femur force - left (kN)0.6
Femur force - right (kN)1.9
Knee displacement - left (mm)0
Knee displacement - right (mm)1
Maximum tibia index - left0.55
Maximum tibia index - right0.47
Tibia axial force - left (kN)2.9
Tibia axial force - right (kN)4.4
Foot acceleration (g)
Left48
Right90

Applies to 2014-15 models

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
G
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
G
Torso
A
Pelvis/leg
G
Head protection
G
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
G
Torso
G
Pelvis/leg
G
Head protection
G
Side crash test ratings can be compared across vehicle categories.

The Chevrolet Impala was redesigned for the 2014 model year. Side ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by General Motors as part of side crash test verification.

Injury measures

Driver — Measures taken from the dummy indicate that rib fractures would be possible in a crash of this severity. The risk of significant injuries to other body regions is low.

Passenger — Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.

Head protection

Driver — The dummy’s head was protected from being hit by any hard structures, including the intruding barrier, by a side curtain airbag that deployed from the roof and a side airbag that deployed from the seat.

Passenger — The dummy’s head was protected from being hit by any hard structures, including the intruding barrier, by a side curtain airbag that deployed from the roof.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2014 Chevrolet Impala LT 4-door
Weight 3,849 lbs.
Side airbagsstandard front and rear head curtain airbags and standard front and rear seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase112 in.
Length201 in.
Width73 in.
Engine3.6 L V6
EPA ratings19 mpg city / 29 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDVTS1233
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm)
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.
-19.5

Driver injury measures

Test IDVTS1233
Head HIC-15316
Neck
Tension (kN)1.5
Compression (kN)0.9
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)40
Lateral force (kN)1.7
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)39
Average deflection (mm)35
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)4.20
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.67
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)1.1
Acetabulum force (kN)2.0
Combined force (kN)3.1
Left femur
L-M force (kN)1.1
L-M moment (Nm)78
A-P moment (Nm) -21

Passenger injury measures

Test IDVTS1233
Head HIC-15113
Neck
Tension (kN)0.2
Compression (kN)0.6
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)15
Lateral force (kN)1.0
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)19
Average deflection (mm)14
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)2.19
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.14
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)0.4
Acetabulum force (kN)2.6
Combined force (kN)2.8
Left femur
L-M force (kN)0.4
L-M moment (Nm)108
A-P moment (Nm) -29

Applies to 2014-15 models

System details

  • Optional Collision Mitigation Braking
  • Optional Forward Collision Alert

Package name

  • Optional Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Optional Advanced Safety Package

Overall evaluation

Crash avoidance rating
Superior
with optional
equipment
5 points total

Forward collision warning

This system meets the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's criteria for forward collision warning.
1 point

Low-speed autobrake

In the 12 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision.
2 points

High-speed autobrake

In the 25 mph IIHS test, impact speed was reduced by 10 mph.
2 points

How this rating is determined

Applies to 2014-15 models

System details

  • Optional Forward Collision Alert

Package name

  • Optional Advanced Safety Package

Overall evaluation

Crash avoidance rating
Basic
with optional
equipment
1 point total

Forward collision warning

This system meets the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's criteria for forward collision warning.
1 point

Low-speed autobrake

Not available.
0 points

High-speed autobrake

Not available.
0 points

How this rating is determined

Applies to 2015 models

How this rating is determined

Overall evaluation

A
Vehicle trim1LS
Seat type cloth

This vehicle has 2 rear seating positions with complete child seat attachment (LATCH) hardware.

It has 1 additional seating position with a tether anchor, a single lower anchor and the ability to borrow the second anchor from another position.

Note: When anchors are borrowed, they aren't available to use in their designated positions.

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Good
Acceptable
Marginal
Poor
Seating positions that rely on borrowed lower anchors or have only a tether anchor available are not rated.
Tether anchor
Lower anchors
Lower anchor(s) can be borrowed from adjacent positions(s)
No hardware available

Details by seating position

1
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
too deep in seat
not too much force needed to attach
easy to maneuver around anchors
2
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
1 dedicated anchor and 1 that can be borrowed from seat 3
too deep in seat
not too much force needed to attach
difficult to maneuver around anchors
3
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
too deep in seat
not too much force needed to attach
easy to maneuver around anchors

Seat position 21

3
Lower anchor A
Depth (cm)2-4
Force (lbs)27.9
Clearance angle (degrees)67.1
Lower anchor B
Depth (cm)2-4
Force (lbs)33.1
Clearance angle (degrees)68.2
Tether anchor
LocationRear deck
Confusing hardware presentNo
Has constrasting label
within 3 inches of tethor anchor
No

Seat position 22

2
Lower anchor A
Lower latch is shared for this seat position
Lower anchor B
Depth (cm)4-6
Force (lbs)22.2
Clearance angle (degrees)53.7
Tether anchor
LocationRear deck
Confusing hardware presentNo
Has constrasting label
within 3 inches of tethor anchor
No

Seat position 23

1
Lower anchor A
Depth (cm)2-4
Force (lbs)32.5
Clearance angle (degrees)71.1
Lower anchor B
Depth (cm)2-4
Force (lbs)27.9
Clearance angle (degrees)72.6
Tether anchor
LocationRear deck
Confusing hardware presentNo
Has constrasting label
within 3 inches of tethor anchor
No

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