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2008 Chevrolet HHR

Small car
  • Moderate overlap front
    G
  • Side
    A
  • Head restraints & seats
    M
1
Side airbags: front and rear head curtain airbags (standard beginning with 2010 models for retail and fleet buyers, standard in 2009 models for retail buyers, optional in all 2006-08 models and in 2009 models originally sold to fleets)
2
Rollover sensor: designed to deploy the side curtain airbags, if equipped, in the event of an impending rollover (beginning with 2008 models)
3
Electronic stability control (standard beginning with 2009 models, optional on 2008 models)
4
Antilock brakes (standard beginning with 2009 models, optional on 2006-08 models)
5
Daytime running lights
Model yearFront small overlapFront moderate overlapSideRoof strengthHead restraints & seats
2011
G
A
M
2010
G
A
M
2009
G
A
M
2008
G
A
M
2007
G
A
M
2006
G
A
M

Applies to 2006-11 models

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

The Chevrolet HHR was introduced in the 2006 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 the right tibia indicate that injuries to the lower leg would be possible. Head accelerations from the roof rail and B-pillar hits were low.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

Dummy movement was well controlled. During rebound, the dummy's head hit the roof rail and B-pillar.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2008 Chevrolet HHR LT wagon
Weight 3,155 lbs.
Side airbagsnone
Wheelbase104 in.
Length176 in.
Width69 in.
Engine2.2 L 4-cylinder
EPA ratings22 mpg city / 30 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCEF0818
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm)13
Left (cm)12
Center (cm)17
Right (cm)16
Brake pedal (cm)16
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm)5
Right (cm)3
Steering column movement
Upward (cm)6
Rearward (cm)0
A-pillar rearward movement (cm)3

Driver injury measures

Test IDCEF0818
Head
HIC-15187
Peak gs at hard contact51.000000
Neck
Tension (kN)0.9
Extension bending moment (Nm)24
Maximum Nij 0.47
Chest maximum compression (mm)32
Legs
Femur force - left (kN)3.4
Femur force - right (kN)0.9
Knee displacement - left (mm)0
Knee displacement - right (mm)0
Maximum tibia index - left0.48
Maximum tibia index - right0.92
Tibia axial force - left (kN)1.9
Tibia axial force - right (kN)3.8
Foot acceleration (g)
Left59
Right103

Applies to 2006-09 models

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

The Chevrolet HHR was introduced in the 2006 model year. In the 2009 model year, front and rear head curtain side airbags became standard except in cars sold to fleet buyers that could still be ordered without side airbags. Caution: This means that when fleet vehicles without side airbags are eventually sold, they will be available to retail purchasers. Beginning with 2010 models, side airbags were made standard for retail and fleet buyers.

Injury measures

Driver — Measures taken from the dummy indicate that rib fractures and a fracture of the pelvis would be possible in a crash of this severity. In addition, loading to the shoulder was excessive.

Passenger — Measures taken from the dummy indicate that rib fractures would be possible 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 vehicle2009 Chevrolet HHR LT wagon
Weight 3,206 lbs.
Side airbagsoptional front and rear head curtain airbags
Wheelbase104 in.
Length176 in.
Width69 in.
Engine2.2 L 4-cylinder
EPA ratings22 mpg city / 30 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCES0840
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.
-11.5

Driver injury measures

Test IDCES0840
Head HIC-15472
Neck
Tension (kN)1.3
Compression (kN)0.0
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)62
Lateral force (kN)2.1
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)43
Average deflection (mm)36
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)6.08
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)1.00
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)2.7
Acetabulum force (kN)3.6
Combined force (kN)5.7
Left femur
L-M force (kN)0.6
L-M moment (Nm)64
A-P moment (Nm) 32

Passenger injury measures

Test IDCES0840
Head HIC-15543
Neck
Tension (kN)0.2
Compression (kN)0.6
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)39
Lateral force (kN)1.5
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)47
Average deflection (mm)35
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)4.94
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.98
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)1.0
Acetabulum force (kN)3.2
Combined force (kN)3.8
Left femur
L-M force (kN)0.6
L-M moment (Nm)61
A-P moment (Nm) -19

Applies to 2006-11 models

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

Seat type

Manual - power cloth seats

How this test is conducted

Seat typeManual - power cloth seats
Geometry
Backset (mm)41
Distance below top of head (mm)54
Seat design parameters
Pass/failFail
Max T1 acceleration (g)12.2
Head contact time (ms)89
Force ratingModerate
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N)33
Max neck tension (N)1,062

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