Aside from getting the five-star rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the 2014 Chevrolet Impala has recently received another important recognition that General Motors should be proud of and this no other than topping the latest assessments conducted by Consumer Reports.
Based on the information obtained from a number of reliable sources from Consumer Reports, the 2014 Chevrolet Impala has obtained the highest score of all the large sedan models that were subjected to a series of tests to measure the vehicle’s reliability. The same sources also revealed that the Impala actually obtained 95 out of the 100 points. Due to this, the 2014 version of the Impala became the highest rated “large sedan” model for the present year. In addition to this, the Impala is now considered by Consumer Reports as its highest ranked sedan.
According to the results of this year’s tests conducted by Consumer Reports, the only vehicles that were ranked higher than the 2014 Chevrolet Impala was the BMW 135i Coupe and the Tesla Model S hatchback.
Although topping the magazine’s annual round of tests is quite common among other carmakers and the leading models that they are selling, the Impala’s rise to the top spot is viewed as very significant since the previous generation of this popular 4-door sedan was only able to obtain the score which is 63 out of 100. The improvement on the score of the Impala that was given by Consumer Reports also reflects the degree of improvement that the vehicle has undergo since this was previously subjected to a battery of tests by the magazine.
Aside from that, the Impala’s rise towards the top spot after the assessments conducted by Consumer Reports is also regarded as a momentous event for the entire US automobile industry as a whole since this event has ended the 20 straight years of the US carmakers’ failure to top the magazine’s tests. For 20 years, the magazine’s list was only dominated by either Asian or European carmakers despite of the fact that most of the US automakers have been doing their bests to improve the quality of their vehicles.