Chevrolet Impala2006-10 models built before January 2010
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 redesigned for the 2006 model year. Frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by General Motors as part of frontal crash test verification.
Restraints/dummy kinematics — Dummy movement was well controlled. During rebound, the dummy moved back into the seat without its head coming close to any stiff structure that could cause injury.
Injury measures — Measures taken from the neck and chest indicate low risk of injuries to these body regions in a crash of this severity. A high head acceleration occurred when the dummy's head hit the steering wheel through the airbag, indicating that head injuries would be possible. Forces on the right tibia indicate that injuries to the lower leg would be possible.
- Side airbags: front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags (beginning with 2009 models sold to retail buyers and fleets)
- Side airbags: front and rear head curtain airbags (standard in 2006-08 models sold to retail buyers, optional in 2006-08 models originally sold to fleets)
- Electronic stability control (standard on 2010 models, optional on 2008-09 models)
- Antilock brakes (standard on 2009-10 models, optional on 2006-08 models)
- Daytime running lights
Tested vehicle specifications:
- 2006 Chevrolet Impala SS 4-door
- Class: Large family car
- Weight: 3,770 lbs.
- Side airbags: front and rear head curtain airbags
- Wheelbase: 111 in.
- Length: 200 in.
- Width: 73 in.
- Engine: 5.3 L V8
- EPA ratings: 18 mpg city | 28 mpg highway