This is not his but it is the same, the feature he has that most do not is adaptive cruise control, with that feature the car has an actual radar device and requires the grille to be different. Most of us only have the forward collision alert which is nothing more than a flashing red line that appears as a heads up display and chimes. I am glad to hear it has helped you in avoiding a serious crash and potentially an injury. I have also heard of nightmare stories where this feature (acc) has caused people's cars to brake and not have anything in front of them (false positives), have you every had an issue with that.
Radar.....schmadar....more like ultrasonic sensors! I have that same POS system in my '16 Malibu Premier, the difference being over the basic system in the 2LT is that it has the adaptive cruise control and automatic collision braking based upon the distances set in the steering wheel controls. Uses ultrasonic sensors combined with the video camera in the rear view mirror housing to run the system software to apply the automatic braking or automatic steering. And the Malibu uses the same stock grill for the Malibu Premiere as the LT/2LT. Even offers automatic steering control in the lane assist which actively nudges the wheel back to center if you do not have a directional engaged. I turn off that damned collision alert.....windy day in the mountains and every time a broken branch with a few leaves or a piece of $hit from a spilled recycle bucket blew across the road, it would apply brake assist.....damn near got rear ended by a 3500 dualy which would have really hurt! Only useful feature was the blind spot indicators and pedestrian alert to spot "invisible" pedestrians/animals on the side of the road at night.
And that's one of the reasons I bought a loaded '17 Impala LT with leather, V6, Nav, etc instead of an Impala Premiere. Wanted the basic collision alert system which is OK minus automatic braking or steering. Other reasons included dislike of the Premier grille and lack of functional fog lights, and no fan of perforated leather ventilated seats designed to blow out old farts from the seat cushions. The Impalas' DRL system is bright during the day, but dims significantly at night when the headlights are turned on which makes them useless as a light source. LS/LTs are easily upgraded to functional fog lights by buying the components and wiring them independently and tapping an ignition-on fuse. Operating the DRLs at full brightness at night provides enough side and turn lighting to double as functional fogs. And throw in a set of 9005 Sylvania Silver Star zXe High performance halogens and you have all the light you need without the cost of LEDs. LT grill looks more tubular and looks great with a black bowtie. LT rear bumper not as nice as the Premiere with integral exhaust tubes, but install short chrome finishers protruding downward just below the bumper (for some reason the Honda Accords fit perfectly) and it looks good as a dual exhaust and you get a great mellow exhaust sound.
Oh and I forgot to mention what might have been the most dangerous situation of all! Ever go 70 mph in rush hour in the center lane when some jacka$$ decides to swoop across from the left lane to the right lane to get to the exit ramp, cutting you off not more than 10 feet in front of you, with another moron tailgating at your rear?
Well, didn't even have time to cover the brake.......the collision alert, red lights triggered in the Impala LT scaring the crap out of us, but luckily
it doesn't have that automatic braking like the Malibu or who knows what might have been the result..you need a set of eyeballs and a brain to tell the vehicle when NOT to brake.