Like most high-end sports cars, the 2011 Chevrolet Corvette hasn't been crash tested by NHTSA or the IIHS. But between the advanced engineering in the chassis itself and the array of standard safety equipment, buyers should feel safe behind the wheel of the Corvette.
Standard anti-lock disc brakes, Active Handling stability control, traction control, dual front and side airbags, and very capable brakes all help to either reduce the likelihood of an accident or mitigate injuries when unavoidable.
One area where the car may merit concern, however, is the visibility from the driver's seat. Thick roof pillars in the coupes and the low-slung driving position make it tough to see out of the car and around traffic in some situations. There are also no curtain airbags on the Corvette, a feature offered by some of the higher-end competition in this category.