Chevrolet Impala2000-05 models
MODERATE OVERLAP FRONT TEST
|Structure/safety cage||Injury measures||Restraints/dummy kinematics|
|Head/neck||Chest||Leg/foot, left||Leg/foot, right|
Important: Frontal crash test ratings can be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.
Good Acceptable Marginal Poor
The Chevrolet Impala was reintroduced for the 2000 model year as a somewhat smaller front-wheel-drive sedan.
Restraints/dummy kinematics — Dummy movement was well controlled. After the dummy moved forward into the airbag, it rebounded into the seat without its head coming close to any stiff structure that could cause injury.
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 the right tibia indicate that injury to the lower leg would be possible. Acceleration on the left foot indicates that injuries to the foot would be possible.
Left to right:
- Action shot taken during the frontal offset crash test.
- The dummy's position in relation to the steering wheel and instrument panel after the crash test indicates that the driver's survival space was maintained well.
- During rebound, the dummy's head hit only the head restraint.
- Although intrusion into the footwell area was minimal, left foot acceleration was high, indicating the possibility of injury.
- Side airbags: driver seat-mounted combination head and torso airbag (optional)
- Antilock brakes (optional)
- Daytime running lights
Tested vehicle specifications:
- 2000 Chevrolet Impala 4-door
- Class: Large family car
- Weight: 3,448 lbs.
- Side airbags: driver seat-mounted combination head and torso airbag
- Wheelbase: 110 in.
- Length: 200 in.
- Width: 73 in.
- Engine: 3.4 L V6
- EPA ratings: 20 mpg city | 32 mpg highway