Nissan Leaf, Chevy Volt Earn Top Safety Pick Status from IIHS

Nissan Leaf, Chevy Volt Earn Top Safety Pick Status from IIHS

Thinking of buying one of the greenest vehicles on the market, but not sure if safe for the environment also translates into safety for you and yours? That’s no longer an issue and the latest Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) tests have just come in for the Chevy Volt and Nissan Leaf with both electrified cars achieving a Top Safety Pick award.

What that means is that the cars earned a ‘Good’ rating in front, side, rear and rollover crashes – undergoing the same rigorous tests that regular cars do.

The Leaf and Volt now join a list of 80 other Top Safety Pick vehicles for the 2011 model year.

Read AutoGuide’s 2011 Chevy Volt review here.

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