2001 Chevrolet Tracker

Small SUV
  • Moderate overlap front
    A
  • Side
    P
1
Antilock brakes (optional)
2
Daytime running lights
Model yearFront small overlapFront moderate overlapSideRoof strengthHead restraints & seats
2004
A
P
2003
A
P
2002
A
P
2001
A
P
2000
A
P
1999
A
P

Applies to 1999-2004 models

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

The 2001 Chevrolet Tracker is a twin of the tested vehicle.

The Suzuki Grand Vitara and Suzuki Vitara were introduced in the 1999 model year, and the Chevrolet Tracker was redesigned the same year.

Injury measures

Measures taken from the neck, chest, and both legs indicate low risk of injuries to these body regions in a crash of this severity. Forces on the head indicate that injuries to the head would be possible. Head acceleration from the roof rail hit was low.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

Dummy movement was reasonably well controlled. The driver door bowed outward and, during rebound from the airbag, the dummy moved up and toward the driver door, hitting the roof rail in front of the B-pillar.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle1999 Suzuki Grand Vitara JLX 4wd
Weight 3,223 lbs.
Side airbagsnone
Wheelbase98 in.
Length165 in.
Width70 in.
Engine2.5 L V6
EPA ratings18 mpg city / 20 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCF98020
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm)13
Left (cm)15
Center (cm)12
Right (cm)7
Brake pedal (cm)12
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm)5
Right (cm)2
Steering column movement
Upward (cm)1
Rearward (cm)0
A-pillar rearward movement (cm)12

Driver injury measures

Test IDCF98020
Head
HIC-15658
Peak gs at hard contact56.000000
Neck
Tension (kN)2.4
Extension bending moment (Nm)38
Maximum Nij 0.66
Chest maximum compression (mm)41
Legs
Femur force - left (kN)4.5
Femur force - right (kN)4.8
Knee displacement - left (mm)8
Knee displacement - right (mm)7
Maximum tibia index - left0.41
Maximum tibia index - right0.45
Tibia axial force - left (kN)3.1
Tibia axial force - right (kN)2.3
Foot acceleration (g)
Left112
Right62

Applies to 1999-2004 models

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

The 2001 Chevrolet Tracker is a twin of the tested vehicle.

The Suzuki Grand Vitara and Suzuki Vitara were introduced in the 1999 model year, and the Chevrolet Tracker was redesigned the same year.

Injury measures

Driver — Measures taken from the dummy indicate that serious skull fracture and/or brain injuries would be likely in a crash of this severity. Serious neck injuries as well as rib fractures and a fracture of the pelvis would be possible. In addition, loading to the shoulder was excessive.

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 hit by the intruding barrier, producing high head injury measures.

Passenger — The dummy's head was hit by the pillar behind the rear passenger door. This pillar is required by federal standard to provide some protection for occupants' heads.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2003 Suzuki Grand Vitara 4wd
Weight 3,280 lbs.
Side airbagsnone
Wheelbase98 in.
Length164 in.
Width70 in.
Engine2.7 L V6
EPA ratings18 mpg city / 20 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCES0305
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.
3.5

Driver injury measures

Test IDCES0305
Head HIC-15958
Neck
Tension (kN)2.5
Compression (kN)0.1
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)64
Lateral force (kN)2.1
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)45
Average deflection (mm)38
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)5.31
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.85
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)3.6
Acetabulum force (kN)2.6
Combined force (kN)6.0
Left femur
L-M force (kN)0.5
L-M moment (Nm)94
A-P moment (Nm) -52

Passenger injury measures

Test IDCES0305
Head HIC-15550
Neck
Tension (kN)0.7
Compression (kN)1.3
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)49
Lateral force (kN)1.8
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)38
Average deflection (mm)31
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)5.42
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.79
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)0.1
Acetabulum force (kN)2.4
Combined force (kN)2.3
Left femur
L-M force (kN)0.4
L-M moment (Nm)59
A-P moment (Nm) -59

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