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2015 Chevrolet Colorado

Small pickup

Crashworthiness
Front crash
prevention
Crash avoidance rating
Basic
with optional
equipment
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  • Moderate overlap front
    G
1
Side airbags: front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
2
Rollover sensor: designed to deploy the side curtain airbags in the event of an impending rollover
3
Electronic stability control, includes roll stability control
4
Antilock brakes
5
Daytime running lights
Model year Front overlap SideRoof strengthHead restraints & seatsFront crash prevention
SmallModerate
2015
G
Crash avoidance rating
Basic
2012
A
P
M
Crash avoidance rating
2011
A
P
M
Crash avoidance rating
2010
A
P
M
M
Crash avoidance rating
2009
A
P
P
M
Crash avoidance rating
2008
A
P
P
M
M
Crash avoidance rating
2007
A
P
P
M
Crash avoidance rating
2006
A
P
P
M
Crash avoidance rating
2005
A
P
P
M
Crash avoidance rating
2004
A
P
P
M
Crash avoidance rating

Applies to 2015 models

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

The 2015 Chevrolet Colorado is a twin of the tested vehicle.

The GMC Canyon and Chevrolet Colorado were redesigned for the 2015 model year after a two-year absence from the market. Moderate overlap frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by General Motors as part of frontal crash test verification.

Injury measures

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

Restraints and dummy kinematics

Dummy movement was well controlled. After the dummy moved forward into the airbag, it rebounded into the seat without its head coming close to any stiff structure that could cause injury.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2015 GMC Canyon SLT Crew Cab 4wd
Weight 4,469 lbs.
Side airbagsfront and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase141 in.
Length225 in.
Width74 in.
Engine3.6 L V6
EPA ratings17 mpg city / 24 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm)4
Left (cm)5
Center (cm)6
Right (cm)6
Brake pedal (cm)2
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm)0
Right (cm)0
Steering column movement
Upward (cm)1
Rearward (cm)4
A-pillar rearward movement (cm)0

Driver injury measures

Test ID
Head
HIC-15210
Peak gs at hard contactno contact
Neck
Tension (kN)1.0
Extension bending moment (Nm)16
Maximum Nij 0.22
Chest maximum compression (mm)26
Legs
Femur force - left (kN)2.2
Femur force - right (kN)0.7
Knee displacement - left (mm)9
Knee displacement - right (mm)2
Maximum tibia index - left0.60
Maximum tibia index - right0.25
Tibia axial force - left (kN)2.4
Tibia axial force - right (kN)1.8
Foot acceleration (g)
Left90
Right63

Applies to 2015 models

System details

  • Optional Forward Collision Alert

Package name

  • Optional Safety Package

Overall evaluation

Crash avoidance rating
Basic
with optional
equipment
1 point total

Forward collision warning

This system meets the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's criteria for forward collision warning.
1 point

Low-speed autobrake

Not available.
0 points

High-speed autobrake

Not available.
0 points

How this rating is determined

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