2016 Chevrolet Cruze

small car / 4-door sedan

2016 Chevrolet Cruze 4-door sedan

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Moderate overlap front
Side

Other available safety features

  • Standard daytime running lights
  • Optional blind spot detection
  • Optional lane departure warning
  • Optional lane departure prevention

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 2016-19 models

Tested vehicle: 2016 Chevrolet Cruze LTZ 4-door

The Chevrolet Cruze was redesigned for the 2016 model year. Moderate overlap frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by General Motors as part of frontal crash test verification.

The earlier design remained in production for 2016 model year only, available new only to fleet buyers, and was called the Chevrolet Cruze Limited. The ratings on this page do not apply to the Cruze Limited.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Restraints and dummy kinematics
Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID VTF1516
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 4
Left (cm) 3
Center (cm) 3
Right (cm) 4
Brake pedal (cm) 4
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) -1
Right (cm) -1
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) -2
Rearward (cm) -7
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 0

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTF1516
Head
HIC-15 178
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.1
Extension bending moment (Nm) 11
Maximum Nij 0.21
Chest maximum compression (mm) 30
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 0.7
Femur force - right (kN) 1.0
Knee displacement - left (mm) 1
Knee displacement - right (mm) 1
Maximum tibia index - left 0.32
Maximum tibia index - right 0.30
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 2.6
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 2.3
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 87
Right 63

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted

Side

Rating applies to 2016-19 models

Tested vehicle: 2016 Chevrolet Cruze LTZ 4-door

The Chevrolet Cruze was redesigned for the 2016 model year. Side ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by General Motors as part of side crash test verification.

The earlier design remained in production for 2016 model year only, available new only to fleet buyers, and was called the Chevrolet Cruze Limited. The ratings on this page do not apply to the Cruze Limited.

Rating applies to 2016-19 models

Tested vehicle:2016 Chevrolet Cruze LTZ 4-door

The Chevrolet Cruze was redesigned for the 2016 model year. Side ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by General Motors as part of side crash test verification.

The earlier design remained in production for 2016 model year only, available new only to fleet buyers, and was called the Chevrolet Cruze Limited. The ratings on this page do not apply to the Cruze Limited.

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
Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID VTS1515
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm) -17.5
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTS1515
Head HIC-15 255
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.2
Compression (kN) 0.1
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 36
Lateral force (kN) 1.5
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 36
Average deflection (mm) 33
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 7.30
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.77
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 1.3
Acetabulum force (kN) 1.1
Combined force (kN) 2.4
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.8
L-M moment (Nm) 41
A-P moment (Nm) 130

Passenger injury measures

Test ID VTS1515
Head HIC-15 171
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.3
Compression (kN) 0.4
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 16
Lateral force (kN) 1.0
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 26
Average deflection (mm) 22
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 2.14
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.17
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 0.4
Acetabulum force (kN) 1.5
Combined force (kN) 1.7
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.8
L-M moment (Nm) 16
A-P moment (Nm) 148

How the side crash test is conducted