Chevrolet S-101998-2003 models
results also apply to: 1998-2003 GMC Sonoma | 1998-2000 Isuzu Hombre
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 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.
Restraints/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.
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.
Left to right:
- Action shot taken during the frontal offset crash test.
- Post-crash damage shot.
- The steering wheel moved back sharply, and the dummy rebounded toward the driver door, nearly hitting its head on the windowsill during the offset test.
- Antilock brakes
- Daytime running lights
Tested vehicle specifications:
- 1998 Chevrolet S-10 LS (2wd regular cab)
- Class: Small pickup
- Weight: 3,126 lbs.
- Side airbags: none
- Wheelbase: 108 in.
- Length: 190 in.
- Width: 68 in.
- Engine: 2.2 L 4-cylinder
- EPA ratings: 19 mpg city | 26 mpg highway