Go
2014 Chevrolet Camaro Photo
8.0
/ 10
On Safety
BASE INVOICE
$22,612
BASE MSRP
$23,555
On Safety
The 2014 Camaro Coupe continues to earn excellent safety scores; but desperately needs a rearview camera.
8.0 out of 10
Browse Chevrolet Camaro inventory in your area.

SEE LOCAL CLASSIFIEDS

SAFETY | 8 out of 10

Expert Quotes:

Camaro Coupe only: Five stars overall; five stars frontal and side impact; five stars rollover
NHTSA

Not yet tested
IIHS

horrendous vision out the rear
Car and Driver

enormous rear-three-quarter blind spot
Automobile Magazine

Furthermore, as with every Camaro, visibility is a major issue. The high beltline and low roofline give you that sunk-in-the-bathtub feeling from behind the wheel, and even for your five-foot, seven-inch author, there's a lack of headroom.
Autoblog

The 2014 Chevrolet Camaro is surprisingly strong in safety for a performance-oriented coupe. With a good list of safety features and a top five-star federal score, there's no reason to steer away from the Camaro for safety reasons--provided you can see out of it, that is.

The Camaro Coupe earns National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) ratings of five stars overall. However, it hasn't yet tested a convertible--and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) hasn't tested any Camaro.

Safety equipment in the Camaro includes six airbags, anti-lock brakes, and stability control, as well as the OnStar telematics system with six months of emergency service. Bluetooth is an option on some models as well. We think, given the prevalence of mobile phones, it's a necessity.

All of this so far adds up to top-notch safety. But outward visibility is a liability in the Camaro, with the high beltline hindering visibility for drivers of more normal height, all the more so for shorter drivers. Rearward visibility is compromised for all drivers with thick rear roof supports and a small rear window. And with no standard rearview camera (convertibles do include one) and parking sensors--items it sorely needs, given the horrible rearward visibility induced by its coupe body style--you may have to step out of the car, or have a passenger help navigate out of tight spots, embarrassingly often.

 

 

Conclusion

The 2014 Camaro Coupe continues to earn excellent safety scores; but desperately needs a rearview camera.

« Prev: Comfort and Quality Next: Features »
Other Choices Read More
8.4
/ 10
TCC Rating
8.4
/ 10
TCC Rating
8.0
/ 10
TCC Rating
8.0
/ 10
TCC Rating
Used Cars
Go!
Related Used Listings
Browse used listings in your area

How does the
TCC Rating work?
The TCC Rating is a clear numeric rating value based on a 10-point scale that reflects the overall opinion of our automotive experts on any vehicle and rolls up ratings we give each vehicle across sub-categories you care about like performance, safety, styling and more.

Our rating also has simple color-coded “Stop” (red), “Caution” (orange),
or “Go” (green) messages along with the numerical score so you can easily understand where we stand at a glance.

Our automotive experts then also collect and show you what other websites say about these different aspects of any vehicle. We do this leg work for you to simplify your research process.

Learn more about how we rate and review cars here.

 
© 2015 The Car Connection. All Rights Reserved. The Car Connection is published by High Gear Media. Stock photography by izmo, Inc. Read Our Cookie Policy.