2014 Chevrolet Volt Earns IIHS Top Safety Pick+

By | July 30, 2014
Out of 12 small cars tested by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), only one managed to earn the designation of Top Safety Pick+. The 2014 Chevrolet Volt, with available forward collision alert, managed to earn this award, along with an acceptable overall score in the small overlap front crash test. In four of the six categories tested, the Volt earned a "good" rating, while it earned "acceptable" ratings in the Structure and Restraints & Kinematics categories. "These outstanding results demonstrate our commitment to the highest levels of safety performance in our vehicles. Achieving the IIHS Top Safety Pick+ is a key endorsement which is valued by our customers," said Jeff Boyer, vice president of GM Global Vehicle Safety. While the 2014 Chevrolet Volt may have been the only model of the 12 tested to earn the highest rating, five models managed to pull out Top Safety Pick ratings. First up was the 2014 Mini cooper countryman that scored a "good" across the board, but an "acceptable" in the Structure category. The 2014 Ford C-Max Hybrid and Mitsubishi Lancer were next up, followed by the 2014 Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ.
Those tested that didn’t do well include the Scion xB, Hyundai Veloster, Fiat 500L, Nissan Juke, Nissan Leaf, and the Mazda 5. Source: Chevrolet, IIHS

It's kind of surprising that the Volt was the only one that got the Top Safety Pick+.  I would have expected Nissan to do better.  

It's good to know that the Volt offers safety in addition to the obvious advantage of dual power sources.