- Collision mitigation braking. This active car safety system stops the car if it detects the driver is not pressing the brakes fast enough, if at all, to prevent a collision. Volvo uses such a system, called City Safe, on its S60 sedan and XC60 crossover.
- Lane departure system. Cameras keep an eye on those white and yellow traffic lines on the road. If the driver starts to move onto or cross those lines, the Chevy Impala's lane departure system chimes in to alert them of the error.
- Rear cross traffic alert. Useful when trying to merge back into traffic from a parked spot. The Impala's rear cross traffic alert system monitors traffic to the side and behind you, quickly notifying via visual and audio cues that a vehicle is headed your way.
- Full-speed range adaptive cruise control. A step beyond regular cruise control, the Chevy Impala's systems keep a specified distance from the vehicle(s) ahead. When that lead vehicle speeds up/slows down, the Impala's active cruise control does the same to maintain the set distance. Found in many luxury brands like Mercedes-Benz. The 2012 Chevrolet Impala practically drives itself with adaptive cruise control and lane departure system.
With the incorporation of plentiful standard safety amenities that are must to ensure superior level of safety to all occupants, the upcoming 2014 Impala looks to have true credentials to become one of the top safety picks.