2008 Chevrolet Aveo

minicar / 4-door sedan

2008 Chevrolet Aveo 4-door sedan
2007 Chevrolet Aveo shown

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Moderate overlap front
Side
Head restraints & seats

Other available safety features

  • Standard daytime running lights

Key

  • G
    Good
  • A
    Acceptable
  • M
    Marginal
  • P
    Poor
  • Superior
  • Advanced
  • Basic

Some ratings use a scale of Poor to Good. Others range from Basic to Superior.

Moderate overlap front

Rating applies to 2007-11 models

Tested vehicle: 2007 Chevrolet Aveo LS 4-door

The Chevrolet Aveo was introduced in the 2004 model year as a 4-door sedan and 4-door wagon. The sedan was redesigned for the 2007 model year and tested by the Institute. (These ratings apply only to the sedan beginning with 2007 models.)

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Restraints and dummy kinematics
Dummy movement was reasonably well controlled. During rebound, the dummy's head leaned partway out the open side window and hit the window frame, which had bent outward.

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 reasonably well.

A high head acceleration occurred when the dummy's head hit the steering wheel through the airbag.

Forces on both lower legs were high enough to indicate the possibility of injuries.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CEF0614
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 17
Left (cm) 25
Center (cm) 22
Right (cm) 17
Brake pedal (cm) 21
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 6
Right (cm) 4
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) -1
Rearward (cm) 6
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 6

Driver injury measures

Test ID CEF0614
Head
HIC-15 239
Peak gs at hard contact 72
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.2
Extension bending moment (Nm) 26
Maximum Nij 0.25
Chest maximum compression (mm) 32
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 5.7
Femur force - right (kN) 1.6
Knee displacement - left (mm) 1
Knee displacement - right (mm) 0
Maximum tibia index - left 1.04
Maximum tibia index - right 0.82
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 1.1
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 3.4
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 87
Right 95

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted

Side

Rating applies to 2007-11 models

Tested vehicle: 2007 Chevrolet Aveo LS 4-door with standard front seat-mounted combination head and torso airbags

The Chevrolet Aveo was introduced in the 2004 model year as a 4-door sedan and 4-door wagon. The sedan was redesigned for the 2007 model year and tested by the Institute. (These ratings apply only to the sedan beginning with 2007 models.)

Rating applies to 2007-11 models

Tested vehicle:2007 Chevrolet Aveo LS 4-door

The Chevrolet Aveo was introduced in the 2004 model year as a 4-door sedan and 4-door wagon. The sedan was redesigned for the 2007 model year and tested by the Institute. (These ratings apply only to the sedan beginning with 2007 models.)

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Driver head protection
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Rear passenger head protection
The dummy's head was hit by the intruding barrier. This hit did not produce high head injury measures, but head impacts with intruding objects such as other vehicles, trees, and poles should be prevented.

View of the vehicle just after the crash test.

View of the vehicle after the crash with doors removed, showing the side airbag and damage to the occupant compartment.

Smeared greasepaint shows where the driver dummy's head was protected from being hit by hard structures by the side airbag.

Smeared greasepaint shows where the rear passenger dummy's head was hit by the window sill and window frame of the rear passenger door and the pillar behind the door. The head was also hit by the intruding barrier (not shown).

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CES0634
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm) 0.0
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.

Driver injury measures

Test ID CES0634
Head HIC-15 246
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.6
Compression (kN) 0.1
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 29
Lateral force (kN) 1.5
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 25
Average deflection (mm) 21
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 4.49
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.55
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 7.2
Acetabulum force (kN) 3.7
Combined force (kN) 10.8
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 1.5
L-M moment (Nm) 207
A-P moment (Nm) 38

Passenger injury measures

Test ID CES0634
Head HIC-15 247
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.6
Compression (kN) 1.5
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 36
Lateral force (kN) 1.8
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 37
Average deflection (mm) 32
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 3.36
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.54
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 1.0
Acetabulum force (kN) 3.9
Combined force (kN) 4.3
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 1.0
L-M moment (Nm) 171
A-P moment (Nm) -76

How the side crash test is conducted

Head restraints & seats

Rating applies to 2007-09 models

Seat type: Manual cloth seats

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry
Technical measurements for this test
Seat type Manual cloth seats
Geometry
Backset (mm) 55
Distance below top of head (mm) 58
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Fail
Max T1 acceleration (g) 12.1
Head contact time (ms) 86
Force rating 3
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N) 195
Max neck tension (N) 969

How the head restraint & seat test is conducted