The 2014 Chevy Spark Wins the IIHS Top Safety Pick Award For Safety

January 11th, 2014 by

2014 Chevy SparkThe 2014 Chevy Spark, one of the smallest cars in the Chevy lineup is big on safety. The new Spark took home the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety’s Top Safety Pick award this year, its very first year of eligibility. The Spark is officially classified as a minicar by the IIHS, making this feat even more impressive. The Spark is the only vehicle in the segment to get the Top Safety Pick designation, making it among the safest subcompacts on the road! Here at Chevy of Homewood, your local Calumet City and Lansing, IL area Chevy dealer, we’ve got the Spark in stock now!

The little Chevy is rated Good, the top level ranking, in the moderate front overlap test, the side collision test, the roof strength test, and the head restraint test. It even scored Acceptable, the second from the top ranking in the new tough small front overlap test that emulates a collision with an object like a tree or a pole close to the front corner of the car. Few cars are excelling in this test, and that makes the performance of the Spark even more impressive.

Gay Kent, GM General Director of Vehicle Safety and Crashworthiness, said that the “Spark’s impressive performance in IIHS’s most stringent test yet demonstrates the intensive efforts of our global safety team to deliver big safety in a small package.”

A big part of the crash safety efforts in the new Spark include a light weight, high strength steel body. This improves occupant safety in a crash, and also improves body rigidity resulting in superior handling. Chevy engineers deployed high-strength steels strategically in places like the roof bow and the B-pillar, to protect occupants in a rollover. They also used these high tech materials to protect the fuel tank in rear and side impacts.

If you’re interested in checking out the Spark, then come visit Chevy of Homewood. We’re your premier Chevy dealership serving Lansing and Calumet City. Let us show you why the Spark, one of Chevy’s smallest and least expensive models, sacrifices nothing when it comes to fun, safety, and practicality. We hope to see you soon here at our dealership at 18033 S. Halsted St. in Homewood, IL!