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2001 Chevrolet Venture

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  • Moderate overlap front
    P
1
Side airbags: standard front seat-mounted torso airbags (1998-2000 models); standard or optional driver seat-mounted combination head and torso airbag with standard or optional front passenger seat-mounted torso airbag (2001-05 models)
2
Built-in child restraints (optional on Venture models, 1997-2000 Trans Sport and Montana models, and 1997-1999 Silhouette models)
3
Antilock brakes (optional on 2003-05 Venture and Montana models, standard on 2003-04 Silhouette models and all 1997-2002 models)
4
Daytime running lights
Model yearFront small overlapFront moderate overlapSideRoof strengthHead restraints & seats
2005
P
2004
P
2003
P
2002
P
2001
P
2000
P
1999
P
1998
P
1997
P

Applies to 1997-2005 models

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

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

The Pontiac Trans Sport (renamed Montana in 1999), the Chevrolet Venture, and the Oldsmobile Silhouette were redesigned for the 1997 model year. The Silhouette was dropped after the 2004 model year, and a limited number of Pontiac Montanas and Chevrolet Ventures were manufactured for the 2005 model year.

Injury measures

Measures taken from the chest indicate low risk of injuries to this body region in a crash of this severity. Forces on the neck indicate that injuries to the neck would be likely. Forces on both tibias indicate that injuries to the lower legs would be likely. The forces on the left lower leg were so high that the dummy's metal foot broke off from its leg at the ankle.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

Dummy movement wasn't well controlled. After moving forward into the airbag, the dummy's head and neck were snapped rearward as the steering wheel intruded. Then the dummy's head was hit from behind by the seatback and head restraint as they tilted forward because of floor buckling. The seat continued moving forward and pushed down on top of the dummy's head, bending its neck back even farther.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle1997 Pontiac Trans Sport SE
Weight 3,783 lbs.
Side airbagsnone
Wheelbase112 in.
Length187 in.
Width73 in.
Engine3.4 L V6
EPA ratings18 mpg city / 25 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCF96026
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm)40
Left (cm)51
Center (cm)38
Right (cm)31
Brake pedal (cm)36
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm)29
Right (cm)24
Steering column movement
Upward (cm)6
Rearward (cm)-24
A-pillar rearward movement (cm)30

Driver injury measures

Test IDCF96026
Head
HIC-15
Peak gs at hard contactno contact
Neck
Tension (kN)2.7
Extension bending moment (Nm)117
Maximum Nij 0.92
Chest maximum compression (mm)23
Legs
Femur force - left (kN)6.7
Femur force - right (kN)4.4
Knee displacement - left (mm)17
Knee displacement - right (mm)0
Maximum tibia index - left2.08
Maximum tibia index - right1.60
Tibia axial force - left (kN)1.6
Tibia axial force - right (kN)3.0
Foot acceleration (g)
Left
Right98

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