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2007 Chevrolet Aveo

Minicar
  • Moderate overlap front
    A
  • Side
    M
  • Head restraints & seats
    P
1
Side airbags: front seat-mounted combination head and torso airbags
2
Antilock brakes (optional)
3
Daytime running lights
Model yearFront small overlapFront moderate overlapSideRoof strengthHead restraints & seats
2011
A
M
M
M
2010
A
M
M
M
2009
A
M
M
P
2008
A
M
P
2007
A
M
P

Applies to 2007-11 models

Overall evaluation
A
Structure and safety cage
A
Injury measures
Head/neck
A
Chest
G
Leg/foot, left
M
Leg/foot, right
A
Restraints and dummy kinematics
A
Important: Frontal crash test ratings should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

The Chevrolet Aveo was introduced in the 2004 model year as a 4-door sedan and 4-door wagon. The sedan was redesigned for the 2007 model year and tested by the Institute. (These ratings apply only to the sedan beginning with 2007 models.)

Injury measures

Measures taken from the neck and chest indicate low risk of injuries to these body regions in a crash of this severity. Forces on both tibias indicate that injuries to the lower legs would be possible. A high head acceleration occurred when the dummy's head hit the steering wheel through the airbag, indicating that head injuries would also be possible. Head acceleration from the window frame hit was low.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

Dummy movement was reasonably well controlled. During rebound, the dummy's head leaned partway out the open side window and hit the window frame, which had bent outward.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2007 Chevrolet Aveo LS 4-door
Weight 2,544 lbs.
Side airbagsfront seat-mounted combination head and torso airbags
Wheelbase98 in.
Length170 in.
Width67 in.
Engine1.6 L 4-cylinder
EPA ratings26 mpg city / 34 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCEF0614
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm)17
Left (cm)25
Center (cm)22
Right (cm)17
Brake pedal (cm)21
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm)6
Right (cm)4
Steering column movement
Upward (cm)-1
Rearward (cm)-6
A-pillar rearward movement (cm)6

Driver injury measures

Test IDCEF0614
Head
HIC-15239
Peak gs at hard contact72.000000
Neck
Tension (kN)1.2
Extension bending moment (Nm)26
Maximum Nij 0.25
Chest maximum compression (mm)32
Legs
Femur force - left (kN)5.7
Femur force - right (kN)1.6
Knee displacement - left (mm)1
Knee displacement - right (mm)0
Maximum tibia index - left1.04
Maximum tibia index - right0.82
Tibia axial force - left (kN)1.1
Tibia axial force - right (kN)3.4
Foot acceleration (g)
Left87
Right95

Applies to 2007-11 models

Overall evaluation
M
Structure and safety cage
M
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
G
Torso
G
Pelvis/leg
P
Head protection
G
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
G
Torso
G
Pelvis/leg
G
Head protection
P
Side crash test ratings can be compared across vehicle categories.

The Chevrolet Aveo was introduced in the 2004 model year as a 4-door sedan and 4-door wagon. The sedan was redesigned for the 2007 model year and tested by the Institute. (These ratings apply only to the sedan beginning with 2007 models.)

Injury measures

Driver — Measures taken from the dummy indicate that a fracture of the pelvis would be likely in a crash of this severity. The risk of significant injuries to other body regions is low.

Passenger — Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.

Head protection

Driver — The dummy's head was protected from being hit by any hard structures, including the intruding barrier, by a side airbag that deployed from the seat.

Passenger — The dummy's head was hit by the intruding barrier. This hit did not produce high head injury measures, but head impacts with intruding objects such as other vehicles, trees, and poles should be prevented.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2007 Chevrolet Aveo LS 4-door
Weight 2,549 lbs.
Side airbagsstandard front seat-mounted combination head and torso airbags
Wheelbase98 in.
Length170 in.
Width67 in.
Engine1.6 L 4-cylinder
EPA ratings26 mpg city / 34 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCES0634
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm)
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.
0.0

Driver injury measures

Test IDCES0634
Head HIC-15246
Neck
Tension (kN)1.6
Compression (kN)0.1
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)29
Lateral force (kN)1.5
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)25
Average deflection (mm)21
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)4.49
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.55
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)7.2
Acetabulum force (kN)3.7
Combined force (kN)10.8
Left femur
L-M force (kN)1.5
L-M moment (Nm)207
A-P moment (Nm) 38

Passenger injury measures

Test IDCES0634
Head HIC-15247
Neck
Tension (kN)1.6
Compression (kN)1.5
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)36
Lateral force (kN)1.8
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)37
Average deflection (mm)32
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)3.36
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.54
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)1.0
Acetabulum force (kN)3.9
Combined force (kN)4.3
Left femur
L-M force (kN)1.0
L-M moment (Nm)171
A-P moment (Nm) -76

Applies to 2007-09 models

Overall evaluation
P
Dynamic rating
P
Seat/head restraint geometry
G
Important: Head restraints & seats ratings should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

Seat type

Manual cloth seats

How this test is conducted

Seat typeManual cloth seats
Geometry
Backset (mm)55
Distance below top of head (mm)58
Seat design parameters
Pass/failFail
Max T1 acceleration (g)12.1
Head contact time (ms)86
Force ratingHigh
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N)195
Max neck tension (N)969

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