While we have posted this before, maybe you can spot the changes
Wayne Gerdes - CleanMPG
- June 14, 2011
KaBoom! This is why you want to consider a new automobile vs. a late model used one.
The 2011 Chevrolet Volt is the first electric vehicle to earn a five-star overall vehicle score for safety as part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s 2011 New Car Assessment Program, the toughest crash test regimen in the world.
For the first 75 miles
, the Volt can drive gas- and local tailpipe emissions-free using a full charge of electricity stored in its 16 kWh Li-Ion battery. When the Volt’s battery runs low, a gas-powered engine/generator seamlessly operates to extend the driving range another 530 miles
on a full tank for a total driving range of 605 miles
Safety is more than just crash test ratings
- GM’s StabiliTrak electronic stability control system on the Volt is possibly the most aggressive stability control system on any car we have driven but it is a safety addition I am happy to see installed as is for all concerned.
- Front-, side- , knee- air bags as well as roof-mounted head-curtain air bags that help protect occupants in a side or rollover crash.
- Optional rearview camera system featuring a display integrated into the navigation system screen and it works pretty good too.
- Five-year subscription to OnStar’s Directions and Connections Plan including Automatic Crash Response, stolen vehicle assistance and connected navigation.
Starting with 2011 models, NHTSA introduced tougher tests and more rigorous requirements for its five-star safety ratings program that provide more comprehensive information about safety performance and crash-avoidance technologies. Changes include a new side pole test simulating a 20-mph side-impact crash into a 10-inch-diameter pole or tree at a 75-degree angle just behind the A-pillar on the driver’s side.