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2005 Pontiac Aztek

Midsize SUV
  • Moderate overlap front
    M
2001 Pontiac Aztek shown
2001 Pontiac Aztek shown
1
Side airbags: driver seat-mounted combination head and torso airbag and front right passenger seat-mounted torso airbag (standard on all 2001-02 models and 2003-05 4-wheel-drive models, optional on 2003-05 2-wheel-drive models )
2
Antilock brakes (standard on all 2001-02 models and 2003-05 4-wheel-drive models, optional on 2003-05 2-wheel-drive models)
3
Daytime running lights
Model yearFront small overlapFront moderate overlapSideRoof strengthHead restraints & seats
2005
M
2004
M
2003
M
2002
M
2001
M

Applies to 2001-05 models

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

The Pontiac Aztek was introduced in the 2001 model year and discontinued after the 2005 model 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.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

Dummy movement was reasonably well controlled. The airbag deployed late, and the dummy's head nearly hit the steering wheel through the airbag. There was too much upward steering wheel movement.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2001 Pontiac Aztek GT 4wd
Weight 4,098 lbs.
Side airbagsdriver seat-mounted combination head and torso airbag and front right passenger seat-mounted torso airbag
Wheelbase108 in.
Length182 in.
Width74 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 IDCEF0114
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm)13
Left (cm)23
Center (cm)22
Right (cm)17
Brake pedal (cm)22
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm)6
Right (cm)6
Steering column movement
Upward (cm)10
Rearward (cm)-1
A-pillar rearward movement (cm)1

Driver injury measures

Test IDCEF0114
Head
HIC-15819
Peak gs at hard contactno contact
Neck
Tension (kN)1.9
Extension bending moment (Nm)31
Maximum Nij 0.38
Chest maximum compression (mm)36
Legs
Femur force - left (kN)4.7
Femur force - right (kN)3.7
Knee displacement - left (mm)0
Knee displacement - right (mm)1
Maximum tibia index - left0.54
Maximum tibia index - right0.72
Tibia axial force - left (kN)2.9
Tibia axial force - right (kN)2.6
Foot acceleration (g)
Left114
Right60

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