2012 Chevrolet Impala  RealSafeCars63Safety Rating

#82 of 2012 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#153 of all 2012 vehicles


Pictured: 2014 Chevrolet Impala
The Impala, part of Chevrolet's lineup since 1994, is a large sedan with seating up to 5. The Chevrolet Impala has some real zest, surpassing typical horsepower for its class. The Impala has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2019. Chevrolet offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2012 Chevrolet Impala is very unsafe compared to all vehicles.

Comparison to all vehicles.  This plot shows RSC safety scores on the horizontal axis vs. the number of vehicles with each safety score (depicted by bar height and percentages at the bottom). Colors reflect vehicle safety, ranging from red (not that safe) to green (safer). For reference, a score of 0 implies a 0.15% chance of driver death (13% chance of driver injury) over 15 years, and a score of 100 reflects a 0.016% chance (1.4% chance of driver injury). The 2012 Chevrolet Impala has a score of 63, implying a 0.064% chance of driver death (5.7% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2012 Chevrolet Impala has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0643% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 7.3459%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0643% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 7.3459% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2012 Chevrolet Impala is 34% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2012 Chevrolet Impala is 25% more likely to result in a fatal accident.


And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

9443Mitsubishi GalantChevrolet ImpalaHonda AccordMazda 6Honda CrosstourBuick LaCrosseChrysler 300Dodge ChargerToyota VenzaBuick RegalFord TaurusFord MustangComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2012 Chevrolet Impala with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 43 to 94. The 2012 Chevrolet Impala is safer than the 2012 Mitsubishi Galant and less safe than the 2012 Mazda 6, the 2012 Honda Crosstour, the 2012 Buick LaCrosse, the 2012 Ford Mustang, the 2012 Ford Taurus, the 2012 Buick Regal, the 2012 Toyota Venza, the 2012 Dodge Charger, and the 2012 Chrysler 300.

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