Among its 2014 model year vehicles, Chevrolet offers seven with 5-Star Overall Vehicle Scores for safety from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) — more than any other brand and more than Ford and Toyota combined.

In New Car Assessment Program testing, NHTSA gave its highest 5-star Overall Score to the Chevrolet Sonic, Cruze, Volt, Impala, Traverse, Camaro Coupe and Silverado 1500 Crew Cab. According to GM, Sonic is the first and only car in the subcompact class to receive a 5-Star score.

According to GM research, safety ranks among the top 10 reasons for purchase. According to 2012 calendar year sales data, 54% of Chevrolet, Cadillac, GMC and Buick buyers surveyed listed safety features as an “extremely important” purchase consideration. In addition, the same percentage of buyers industrywide also listed safety features as “extremely important.”

“We design safety and crashworthiness into our vehicles very early in development,” said Gay Kent, GM’s general director of vehicle safety and crashworthiness. “We are committed to offering advanced safety technologies on a broad range of models, not just on the most expensive vehicles. All of our vehicles are designed to provide continuous protection for customers before, during and after a crash.”

Active safety technologies — including forward collision alert and lane departure warning — are designed to help the driver avoid a crash before it happens, says GM. These and other advanced technologies are available on many new Chevrolet vehicles – from small cars to big trucks.