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2009 Chevrolet Aveo

Minicar
Crashworthiness
  • Moderate overlap front
    A
  • Side
    M
  • Roof strength
    M
  • Head restraints & seats
    P

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Model year Front overlap Side Roof strength Head restraints & seats Front crash prevention
Small Moderate
2011
A
M
M
M
Crash avoidance rating
2010
A
M
M
M
Crash avoidance rating
2009
A
M
M
P
Crash avoidance rating
2008
A
M
P
Crash avoidance rating
2007
A
M
P
Crash avoidance rating

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 vehicle 2007 Chevrolet Aveo LS 4-door
Weight 2,543 lbs.
Side airbags front seat-mounted combination head and torso airbags
Wheelbase 98 in.
Length 170 in.
Width 67 in.
Engine 1.6 L 4-cylinder
EPA ratings 26 mpg city / 34 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CEF0614
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 ID CEF0614
Head
HIC-15 239
Peak gs at hard contact 72
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 - left 1.04
Maximum tibia index - right 0.82
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 1.1
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 3.4
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 87
Right 95

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 vehicle 2007 Chevrolet Aveo LS 4-door
Weight 2,549 lbs.
Side airbags standard front seat-mounted combination head and torso airbags
Wheelbase 98 in.
Length 170 in.
Width 67 in.
Engine 1.6 L 4-cylinder
EPA ratings 26 mpg city / 34 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CES0634
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 ID CES0634
Head HIC-15 246
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 ID CES0634
Head HIC-15 247
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 2009-11 models

Overall evaluation
M
Curb weight 2,569 lbs
Peak force 7,935 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio 3.09
Tested vehicle
2009 Chevrolet Aveo LT 4-door
Roof strength test ratings can be compared across vehicle categories.

How this test is conducted

Applies to 2007-09 models

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

Seat type

Manual cloth seats

How this test is conducted

Seat type Manual cloth seats
Geometry
Backset (mm) 55
Distance below top of head (mm) 58
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Fail
Max T1 acceleration (g) 12.1
Head contact time (ms) 86
Force rating 3
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N) 195
Max neck tension (N) 969
1
Side airbags: front seat-mounted combination head and torso airbags
2
Antilock brakes (optional)
3
Daytime running lights

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