2009 Chevrolet Aveo

minicar / 4-door sedan

2009 Chevrolet Aveo 4-door sedan

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Moderate overlap front
Side
Roof strength
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.

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.)

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Head protection
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Head protection

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).

Roof strength

Rating applies to 2009-11 models

Tested vehicle: 2009 Chevrolet Aveo LT 4-door

Overall evaluation
Curb weight 2,569 lbs
Peak force 7,935 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio 3.09

Head restraints & seats

Rating applies to 2007-09 models

Seat type: Manual cloth seats

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry