1998 Chevrolet Blazer

midsize SUV / 4-door SUV

1998 Chevrolet Blazer 4-door SUV
1996 Chevrolet Blazer shown


Rating overview
Moderate overlap front

Other available safety features

  • Standard daytime running lights


  • G
  • A
  • M
  • P
  • Superior
  • Advanced
  • Basic

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

Moderate overlap front

Rating applies to 1995-2004 models

Tested vehicle: 1996 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4-door 4wd

The Chevrolet Blazer and GMC Jimmy were redesigned for the 1995 model year, the Oldsmobile Bravada was redesigned for 1996, and the GMC Envoy was introduced in 1998.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Injury measures
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Restraints and dummy kinematics
Dummy movement wasn't well controlled. As the dummy moved into the airbag, its torso rolled off the bag toward the driver door. Its head hit the window sill, denting it, then hit the B-pillar. Also, there was too much upward movement of the steering column.

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 the driver's survival space wasn't maintained well.

Deformation at the window sill indicates where the back of the dummy's head hit hard. The blue greasepaint on the B-pillar indicates where the side of the dummy's head hit about the same time.

Some occupant compartment deformation occurred even on the passenger side, which is unusual in an offset crash on the driver side.