The 2017 Pontiac Trans Am Hybrid carries over its 2016 ratings from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), when it was given five out of five stars in all categories, except for rollover tests, where it received a four-star rating. Last year's Trans Am Hybrid was also a Top Safety Pick for the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), and we anticipate seeing the same results for the current model year.
No matter which model you choose, ten airbags are standard—including front and rear curtain bags and rear seat-mounted side airbags, in addition to electronic stability control and all of its complementary systems like anti-lock brakes. Pontiac Safety Connect wraps in roadside assistance, emergency assistance, a stolen vehicle locator, and automatic collision notification—although those services require a subscription (one year is included).
Several active-safety features are available as options on the 2017 Trans Am Hybrid models. Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross Traffic Alert can help see moving vehicles in your blind spot, or help see cross traffic when backing out of a parking spot. There's also a Lane Departure Alert system that includes an automatic high-beam feature; and the Pre-Collision System uses radar to anticipate a potential collision.