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2016 Chevrolet Cruze

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Crashworthiness
  • Moderate overlap front
    G
  • Side
    G

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Model year Front overlap SideRoof strengthHead restraints & seatsFront crash prevention
SmallModerate
2016
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
2015
M
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Not available
2014
M
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Not available
2013
M
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Not available
2012
M
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
2011
M
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating

Applies to 2016 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 Chevrolet Cruze was redesigned for the 2016 model year. Moderate overlap frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by General Motors as part of frontal crash test verification.

The earlier design remains in production for 2016, available new only to fleet buyers, and is called the Chevrolet Cruze Limited. The ratings on this page do not apply to the Cruze Limited.

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. The driver side curtain airbag deployed during the crash. After the dummy moved forward into the frontal airbag, its head contacted the dislodged headliner above the side curtain airbag.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2016 Chevrolet Cruze LTZ 4-door
Weight 2,972 lbs.
Side airbagsfront and rear head curtain airbags and front and rear seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase106 in.
Length184 in.
Width71 in.
Engine1.4 L turbocharged 4-cylinder
EPA ratings30 mpg city / 42 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDVTF1516
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm)4
Left (cm)3
Center (cm)3
Right (cm)4
Brake pedal (cm)4
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm)-1
Right (cm)-1
Steering column movement
Upward (cm)-2
Rearward (cm)-7
A-pillar rearward movement (cm)0

Driver injury measures

Test IDVTF1516
Head
HIC-15178
Peak gs at hard contactno contact
Neck
Tension (kN)1.1
Extension bending moment (Nm)11
Maximum Nij 0.21
Chest maximum compression (mm)30
Legs
Femur force - left (kN)0.7
Femur force - right (kN)1.0
Knee displacement - left (mm)1
Knee displacement - right (mm)1
Maximum tibia index - left0.32
Maximum tibia index - right0.30
Tibia axial force - left (kN)2.6
Tibia axial force - right (kN)2.3
Foot acceleration (g)
Left87
Right63

Applies to 2016 models

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

The Chevrolet Cruze was redesigned for the 2016 model year. Side ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by General Motors as part of side crash test verification.

The earlier design remains in production for 2016, available new only to fleet buyers, and is called the Chevrolet Cruze Limited. The ratings on this page do not apply to the Cruze Limited.

Injury measures

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

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 curtain airbag that deployed from the roof.

Passenger — The dummy’s head was protected from being hit by any hard structures, including the intruding barrier, by a side curtain airbag that deployed from the roof.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2016 Chevrolet Cruze LTZ 4-door
Weight 2,972 lbs.
Side airbagsstandard front and rear head curtain airbags and standard front and rear seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase106 in.
Length184 in.
Width71 in.
Engine1.4 L turbocharged 4-cylinder
EPA ratings30 mpg city / 42 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDVTS1515
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.
-17.5

Driver injury measures

Test IDVTS1515
Head HIC-15255
Neck
Tension (kN)1.2
Compression (kN)0.1
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)36
Lateral force (kN)1.5
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)36
Average deflection (mm)33
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)7.30
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.77
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)1.3
Acetabulum force (kN)1.1
Combined force (kN)2.4
Left femur
L-M force (kN)0.8
L-M moment (Nm)41
A-P moment (Nm) 130

Passenger injury measures

Test IDVTS1515
Head HIC-15171
Neck
Tension (kN)0.3
Compression (kN)0.4
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)16
Lateral force (kN)1.0
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)26
Average deflection (mm)22
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)2.14
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.17
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)0.4
Acetabulum force (kN)1.5
Combined force (kN)1.7
Left femur
L-M force (kN)0.8
L-M moment (Nm)16
A-P moment (Nm) 148
1
Side airbags: front and rear head curtain airbags and front and rear seat-mounted torso airbags
2
Rollover sensor: designed to deploy the side curtain airbags in the event of an impending rollover
3
Driver and front passenger knee airbags: separate airbags in the lower instrument panel designed to minimize knee injuries in frontal crashes
4
Electronic stability control
5
Antilock brakes
6
Daytime running lights

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