With all the safety advances made by car companies over the years earning an overall five-star safety crash test rating is almost a given these days. Well not so according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) as they handed the 2010 Chevrolet Camaro an overall four-star safety crash test rating. The 2010 Camaro received a four-star crash rating for both the driver and front passenger impact. It did receive a five-star safety rating for side impact and rollover crashes but the Camaros front impact four-star rating brought down the overall result. The four-star safety rating translates to an 11 to 20-percent chance of serious injury during an accident. The five-star rating on the other hand is a 10-percent or less chance of a serious injury during an accident.
News of the four-star rating has to be a big blow to the ego of Chevrolet who until now has had little or nothing to worry about with the new Camaro. Looks like Chevrolet has some improving to do for the 2011 Camaro.
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