2008 Chevrolet Impala

large car / 4-door sedan

2008 Chevrolet Impala 4-door sedan
2006 Chevrolet Impala shown

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Moderate overlap front
Side
Head restraints & seats

Other available safety features

  • Standard daytime running lights

Key

  • G
    Good
  • A
    Acceptable
  • M
    Marginal
  • P
    Poor
  • Superior
  • Advanced
  • Basic

Some ratings use a scale of Poor to Good. Others range from Basic to Superior.

Moderate overlap front

Rating applies to 2006-10 models built before January 2010

Tested vehicle: 2006 Chevrolet Impala SS 4-door

The Chevrolet Impala was redesigned for the 2006 model year. Frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by General Motors as part of frontal crash test verification.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Restraints and dummy kinematics

Side

Rating applies to 2006-08 models

Tested vehicle: 2006 Chevrolet Impala LT 4-door with optional front and rear head curtain airbags

The Chevrolet Impala was redesigned for the 2006 model year.

In 2006-08 models, side airbags were standard, except in cars sold to fleet buyers that could be ordered without side airbags. Caution: This means that when fleet vehicles without side airbags are eventually sold, they will be available to retail purchasers. Beginning with 2009 models, side airbags were made standard for retail and fleet buyers.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Head protection
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Head protection

View of the vehicle and barrier just after the crash test.

View of the vehicle after the crash with doors removed, showing the side airbag and damage to the occupant compartment.

Smeared greasepaint shows where the driver dummy's head was protected from being hit by hard structures by the side curtain airbag.

Smeared greasepaint shows where the rear passenger dummy’s head was protected by the side airbag.

Head restraints & seats

Rating applies to 2006-08 models

Seat type: Manual cloth seats

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry