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2007 Chevrolet Impala

Large family car
  • Moderate overlap front
    A
  • Side
    G
  • Head restraints & seats
    M
2006 Chevrolet Impala shown
2006 Chevrolet Impala shown
1
Side airbags: front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags (beginning with 2009 models sold to retail buyers and fleets)
2
Side airbags: front and rear head curtain airbags (standard in 2006-08 models sold to retail buyers, optional in 2006-08 models originally sold to fleets)
3
Electronic stability control (standard on 2010 models, optional on 2008-09 models)
4
Antilock brakes (standard on 2009-10 models, optional on 2006-08 models)
5
Daytime running lights
Model yearFront small overlapFront moderate overlapSideRoof strengthHead restraints & seats
2014
G
G
2013
G
G
A
A
2012
G
G
A
A
2011
G
G
A
A
2010
G
G
A
2009
A
G
A
2008
A
G
M
2007
A
G
M
2006
A
G
M
2005
G
P
2004
G
P
2003
G
P
2002
G
P
2001
G
P
2000
G

Applies to 2006-10 models

Overall evaluation
A
Structure and safety cage
A
Injury measures
Head/neck
A
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 Impala was redesigned for the 2006 model year. 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 neck and chest indicate low risk of injuries to these body regions in a crash of this severity. A high head acceleration occurred when the dummy's head hit the steering wheel through the airbag, indicating that head injuries would be possible. Forces on the right tibia indicate that injuries to the lower leg would be possible.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

Dummy movement was well controlled. During rebound, the dummy moved back into the seat without its head coming close to any stiff structure that could cause injury.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2006 Chevrolet Impala SS 4-door
Weight 3,770 lbs.
Side airbagsfront and rear head curtain airbags
Wheelbase111 in.
Length200 in.
Width73 in.
Engine5.3 L V8
EPA ratings18 mpg city / 28 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDVTF0502
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm)14
Left (cm)16
Center (cm)15
Right (cm)11
Brake pedal (cm)4
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm)8
Right (cm)9
Steering column movement
Upward (cm)-1
Rearward (cm)-6
A-pillar rearward movement (cm)8

Driver injury measures

Test IDVTF0502
Head
HIC-15530
Peak gs at hard contact87.000000
Neck
Tension (kN)0.8
Extension bending moment (Nm)19
Maximum Nij 0.27
Chest maximum compression (mm)30
Legs
Femur force - left (kN)0.9
Femur force - right (kN)3.6
Knee displacement - left (mm)0
Knee displacement - right (mm)1
Maximum tibia index - left0.79
Maximum tibia index - right0.98
Tibia axial force - left (kN)2.2
Tibia axial force - right (kN)3.9
Foot acceleration (g)
Left91
Right112

Applies to 2006-08 models

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
A
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 Impala was redesigned for the 2006 model year.

In 2006-08 models, side airbags were standard, except in cars sold to fleet buyers that could 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 2009 models, side airbags were made standard for retail and fleet buyers.

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 vehicle2006 Chevrolet Impala LT 4-door
Weight 3,538 lbs.
Side airbagsoptional front and rear head curtain airbags
Wheelbase111 in.
Length200 in.
Width73 in.
Engine3.5 L V6
EPA ratings21 mpg city / 31 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCES0618
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.
-11.0

Driver injury measures

Test IDCES0618
Head HIC-15417
Neck
Tension (kN)0.9
Compression (kN)0.5
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)53
Lateral force (kN)3.2
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)40
Average deflection (mm)29
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)5.40
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.74
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)2.1
Acetabulum force (kN)3.0
Combined force (kN)4.8
Left femur
L-M force (kN)0.8
L-M moment (Nm)101
A-P moment (Nm) 33

Passenger injury measures

Test IDCES0618
Head HIC-15195
Neck
Tension (kN)0.3
Compression (kN)0.4
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)46
Lateral force (kN)1.5
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)33
Average deflection (mm)28
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)3.10
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.45
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)1.3
Acetabulum force (kN)3.0
Combined force (kN)3.4
Left femur
L-M force (kN)0.5
L-M moment (Nm)130
A-P moment (Nm) 43

Applies to 2006-08 models

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

Seat type

Manual cloth seats

How this test is conducted

Seat typeManual cloth seats
Geometry
Backset (mm)72
Distance below top of head (mm)75
Seat design parameters
Pass/failFail
Max T1 acceleration (g)10.9
Head contact time (ms)101
Force ratingModerate
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N)205
Max neck tension (N)736

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