The 2016 Impala earned five stars in the front and side crash tests and four stars in the rollover crash test.
The 2016 Impala is expected to arrive at Chevrolet dealers this summer.
Standard safety equipment on the 2016 Impala includes 10 standard airbags, electronic stability control, traction control and antilock brakes.
Several safety features are standard on Impala LTZ models, including side blind-zone alert with lane-change alert, rear cross-traffic alert, lane-departure alert, rear park assist and a rearview camera.
An optional Driver Confidence package on Impala LT models offers forward collision alert, rear cross-traffic alert, lane-departure warning and side blind-zone with lane-change alert. An optional Convenience package on LT models offers rear park assist and a rearview camera.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has not rated the 2016 Impala. The 2015 Impala earned "good" scores in Institute crash tests and a "superior" rating for front-crash protection in models with optional safety equipment.
Edmunds says: Car shoppers should note that the 2016 Ford Taurus also earned the highest five-star overall safety rating from NHTSA. The 2016 Kia Cadenza and Toyota Avalon have not been rated.