The Impressive 2016 Chevrolet Camaro IIHS Safety Ratings

June 6th, 2016 by

2016 Chevy Camaro parkedSafety might not be the first thing you think about when considering a muscle car, but if you’re going to be roaring down the road at high speeds, you want to know that you’re well protected if something goes wrong. The 2016 Chevrolet Camaro IIHS safety ratings reveal this car is as tough as it is fast. It’s also a lot safer than some of the competing models on the road. Find out how it fared in independent crash testing before taking a test drive at Tom Gill Chevrolet.

The IIHS Gives the Camaro Top Safety Scores

The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety submits most new models to a rigorous battery of crash tests. The newest Camaro received the top rating of “Good” in the tests for side-crash protection, head restraints, and seats. It also received top scores in the important tests for small and moderate overlap impact protection.

Compare those scores with the 2016 Dodge Challenger, which was rated as only “Acceptable” for the safety of the head restraints and safety, and only “Moderate” for small overlap impact protection. Those below-average scores should give anyone considering the Challenger a reason for pause.

The Camaro Comes With Advanced Safety Features

The Camaro comes standard with expected safety features like antilock disc brakes, traction and stability control, full-length side curtain airbags, and front-seat knee and side airbags. All trims also come with the OnStar telematics system, which alerts authorities after a crash, connects you with roadside assistance providers, unlocks the doors remotely, and helps you to track the vehicle if it’s stolen.

Also available are advanced safety features like blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, and lane departure warning. The current Camaro does more to keep you and your passengers safe from all the hazards the road throws your way.

Safety Doesn’t Have to be Boring at Tom Gill Chevrolet

The 2016 Chevrolet Camaro IIHS safety ratings are hardly the only thing that is impressive about this pony car. Visit Tom Gill Chevrolet at 7830 Commerce Drive in Florence, KY for a closer look and a road test, and decide for yourself if you’re ready to have a Camaro parked in your garage. If you have questions, give us a call.