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2001 GMC Sonoma

Small pickup
Crashworthiness
  • Moderate overlap front
    M

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Model year Front overlap Side Roof strength Head restraints & seats Front crash prevention
Small Moderate
2003
M
Crash avoidance rating
2002
M
Crash avoidance rating
2001
M
Crash avoidance rating
2000
M
Crash avoidance rating
1999
M
Crash avoidance rating
1998
M
Crash avoidance rating

Applies to 1998-2003 models

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

This rating applies to vehicles other than the specific model and body style tested.

The Chevrolet S-10 and GMC Sonoma were redesigned for the 1994 model year. The Isuzu Hombre was introduced in 1996 and discontinued after the 2000 model year. For all three models, frontal airbags for both the driver and passenger became standard beginning with the 1998 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 both tibias and the right knee indicate that injuries to the knee and lower legs would be possible.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

Dummy movement wasn't well controlled. After the dummy moved forward into the airbag, it rebounded toward the driver door, which had bowed outward, and its head nearly hit the windowsill. In addition, there was too much movement of the steering wheel.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle 1998 Chevrolet S-10 LS 4X2 p/u
Weight 3,126 lbs.
Side airbags none
Wheelbase 108 in.
Length 189 in.
Width 68 in.
Engine 2.2 L 4-cylinder
EPA ratings 19 mpg city / 26 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CF98004
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 29
Left (cm) 29
Center (cm) 26
Right (cm) 20
Brake pedal (cm) 26
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 19
Right (cm) 15
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) 2
Rearward (cm) 14
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 16

Driver injury measures

Test ID CF98004
Head
HIC-15 281
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.7
Extension bending moment (Nm) 25
Maximum Nij 0.35
Chest maximum compression (mm) 33
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 3.9
Femur force - right (kN) 5.9
Knee displacement - left (mm) 5
Knee displacement - right (mm) 12
Maximum tibia index - left 0.93
Maximum tibia index - right 0.56
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 3.6
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 5.4
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 109
Right 115
1
Antilock brakes
2
Daytime running lights

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