Chevrolet Cobalt 4-door2005-10 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 Cobalt was introduced in the 2005 model year as a replacement for the Cavalier and was discontinued after the 2010 model year.
Restraints/dummy kinematics — Dummy movement was well controlled. During rebound, the dummy's head hit the roof rail.
Injury measures — Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity. Head acceleration from the roof rail hit was low.
Left to right:
- Action shot taken during the frontal 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.
- Smeared greasepaint indicates where the dummy's head hit the roof rail and head restraint during rebound. Head accelerations from these hits were low.
- Intrusion into the driver's space was minimal, and all leg and foot injury measures were low.
- Side airbags: front and rear head curtain airbags (standard in 2010 models for retail and fleet buyers, standard in 2008-09 models for retail buyers, optional in all 2005-07 models and in 2008-09 models originally sold to fleets)
- Electronic stability control (optional on 2008-10 models)
- Antilock brakes (optional)
- Daytime running lights
Tested vehicle specifications:
- 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt 4-door
- Class: Small car
- Weight: 2,813 lbs.
- Side airbags: none
- Wheelbase: 103 in.
- Length: 178 in.
- Width: 68 in.
- Engine: 2.2 L 4-cylinder
- EPA ratings: 24 mpg city | 32 mpg highway