• Nov 14, 2011
The Camaro usually compels us to forget about most things other than horsepower, quarter-mile times and smoky burnouts. As such, "safe" would have to be somewhere near the bottom of attributes that come to mind when we think about the venerable pony car with a Chevrolet badge on its decklid.

But here it is in black and white (and yellow): The Chevy Camaro coupe is the first vehicle to earn a perfect score in National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's safety testing since the federal testing procedures were revised for 2011, according to Examiner.com. While other vehicles have earned an overall NHTSA 5-Star Safety Rating, the Camaro was the first to score a perfect five-star rating in all six test categories. Those include frontal barrier crash test ratings for the driver and passenger, side crash ratings for the driver and passenger, a rollover rating and the vehicle's overall rating.

While the report indicates that NHTSA has not yet tested its entire slate of 2012 model year vehicles, of the 46 that have completed the process, only 14 have received a 5-Star Safety Rating. Even if the Camaro's safety score is an outlier among the other accolades it has received over the years – you know, the NHRA, Trans-Am and SCCA hardware and such – kudos to Chevy.


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      rmkensington
      • 3 Years Ago
      It should considering how heavy it is
      hudkina
      • 3 Years Ago
      Who knew the Camaro would look like an adorable Cars character after a frontal crash?
      jaeyoungboyeee
      • 3 Years Ago
      the post crash of the front looks like a face that isnt satisfied lols =|
      protovici
      • 3 Years Ago
      Looks like a Transformer face in the front lol!
      RED SKULL
      • 3 Years Ago
      The crashed one looks like the new Toyota !
      DB
      • 3 Years Ago
      Technically the Camaro did not ace all NHTSA tests. NHTSA has tests for the performance of Forward Collision Warning (FCW) and Lane Departure Warning (LDW) (two features NHTSA HIGHLY recommends you have). Since the Camaro does not offer these features yet, so they weren't test. If you look at the safercar website you will notice that NHTSA has added three "Active Safety" checkboxes. One is for Electronic Stability Control (ESC), one for Forward Collision Warning (FCW) and one for Lane Departure Warning. All three checkboxes are checked for the new GMC Terrain, but not for the Camaro.
      jbraidedbeauty1
      • 3 Years Ago
      Man i lov my Cameros....
      4RR4Y
      • 3 Years Ago
      >:[
      belldn3
      • 3 Years Ago
      Go Chevy!
      Rarhy Isz R-Breezy
      • 3 Years Ago
      Can i have it? hahaha i want a camaro badly :(
      Tom
      • 3 Years Ago
      What kind of "genius" at NHTSA requires a BIG sign to indicate the car is: "POST TEST"? Probably mandated by the Federal Department of Redundancy Department.
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