Yup really. Besides the chrome bumper you have the 4th gen has an inner bumper made of heavy steel in a C channel shape. It is mounted to the end of the frame rail with 2 gas charged shock absorbers. The whole assembly weighs around 80 pounds and is designed to absorb the impact. The 4th gen cars have many design changes that add higher levels of handling, comfort and safety. Just when GM started to get it right OPEC killed them off.Really?I know it's not a fouth gen but c'mon they can't be that much stronger.