The Chevrolet Cruze was just announced the IIHS Top Safety Pick of 2011. It received the highest rating of Good for front, side, rear and rollover crash protection tests by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. “The new Cruze was clearly engineered from the ground up to meet the highest standards in safety performance,” said IIHS President Adrian Lund. “The Top Safety Pick award means that buyers of the Cruze will know they’re getting state-of-the-art protection in the most common kinds of crashes.”
That’s good news considering an estimated 10.6 million accidents were reported this year ( U.S. Census Bureau, 2010). Buying a car that is safe to drive should be a top priority for everyone, but especially those who have children.
The Cruze features: Stabilitrak (electronic stability control), Anti-Lock Brakes, Panic Brake Assist, Enhanced Smart Pedal/Brake Override. The Cruze also comes standard with ten airbags. That’s more than any other vehicle in its class. These include; dual-stage frontal airbags, seat mounted air bags, side impact air bags, head curtain side airbags (front/rear) and knee airbags (a first of its kind). It’s almost like the Cruze turns into a giant marshmallow upon impact from a crash. Not to mention, the Cruze is equipped with the power of OnStar, which includes safety, security and communications management.
There’s a lot to be said for technology when it can enhance your quality of life, and also help protect it at the same time. The new Cruze is a vehicle that exhibits superior engineering and craftsmanship.
For more information on the safety features of the Cruze, watch this short video as Ken Bonello, Chevrolet’s safety engineer, shows what the Cruze can do.