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2004 Chevrolet Colorado

Small pickup
Crashworthiness
  • Moderate overlap front
    G

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1
Side airbags: front and rear head curtain airbags (standard beginning with 2010 models, optional in 2004-09 Colorado and Canyon models and 2006-08 i-series extended cab models)
2
Electronic stability control, includes roll stability control (beginning with 2009 models)
3
Antilock brakes
4
Daytime running lights
Model year Front overlap SideRoof strengthHead restraints & seatsFront crash prevention
SmallModerate
2012
G
Crash avoidance rating
2011
G
Crash avoidance rating
2010
G
Crash avoidance rating
2009
G
Crash avoidance rating
2008
G
Crash avoidance rating
2007
G
Crash avoidance rating
2006
G
Crash avoidance rating
2005
G
M
Crash avoidance rating
2004
G
Crash avoidance rating

Applies to 2004-12 models

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
G
Injury measures
Head/neck
G
Chest
G
Leg/foot, left
A
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 Colorado and GMC Canyon were introduced in the 2004 model year as replacements for the Chevrolet S-10 and GMC Sonoma. The Isuzu i-series pickup was introduced in the 2006 model year and discontinued after the 2008 model year.

Injury measures

Measures taken from the head, neck, and chest indicate low risk of injuries to these body regions in a crash of this severity. Forces on both tibias and the left foot indicate that lower leg and foot injuries would be possible.

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. However, there was too much upward movement of the steering wheel.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2005 Chevrolet Colorado LS ext cab 2wd
Weight 3,631 lbs.
Side airbagsnone
Wheelbase126 in.
Length207 in.
Width69 in.
Engine3.5 L 5-cylinder
EPA ratings18 mpg city / 23 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCEF0506
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm)8
Left (cm)10
Center (cm)11
Right (cm)12
Brake pedal (cm)14
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm)3
Right (cm)5
Steering column movement
Upward (cm)11
Rearward (cm)4
A-pillar rearward movement (cm)4

Driver injury measures

Test IDCEF0506
Head
HIC-15506
Peak gs at hard contactno contact
Neck
Tension (kN)1.8
Extension bending moment (Nm)23
Maximum Nij 0.37
Chest maximum compression (mm)31
Legs
Femur force - left (kN)3.3
Femur force - right (kN)3.4
Knee displacement - left (mm)10
Knee displacement - right (mm)9
Maximum tibia index - left0.55
Maximum tibia index - right0.82
Tibia axial force - left (kN)4.1
Tibia axial force - right (kN)5.6
Foot acceleration (g)
Left170
Right124

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