2019 Chevrolet Cruze

small car / 4-door sedan

2019 Chevrolet Cruze 4-door sedan
2017 Chevrolet Cruze shown

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Moderate overlap front
Side

Crash avoidance & mitigation

Front crash prevention: vehicle-to-vehicle
Optional system
Basic

Child seat anchors

LATCH ease of use

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
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Driver 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.

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

Front crash prevention: vehicle-to-vehicle

System details

  • Optional Low Speed Forward Automatic Braking
  • Optional Forward Collision Alert

Package name

  • Optional Driver Confidence Package II

Overall evaluation

Applies to 2019 models

Basic
Basic
with optional equipment
  • This system meets the requirements for forward collision warning.
  • In the 12 mph IIHS test, impact speed was reduced by 0 mph.
  • In the 25 mph IIHS test, impact speed was reduced by 0 mph.

How front crash prevention is evaluated

Child seat anchors

Applies to 2017-19 models

Overall evaluation
Vehicle trim LT
Seat type cloth

This vehicle has 2 rear seating positions with complete child seat attachment (LATCH) hardware.

It has 1 additional seating position with a tether anchor only.

Overall evaluation
Vehicle trim LT
Seat type cloth
1 2 3
G Good
A Acceptable
M Marginal
P Poor
Seating positions that rely on borrowed lower anchors or have only a tether anchor available are not rated.
thether anchor symbol
Tether anchor
lower anchor symbol
Lower anchors
shared lower achors symbol
Lower anchor(s) can be borrowed from adjacent positions(s)
No hardware available

Details by seating position

1
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
too deep in seat
too much force needed to attach
easy to maneuver around anchors
2
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
none available
3
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
too deep in seat
not too much force needed to attach
easy to maneuver around anchors
Technical measurements for this test

Seat position 21

3

Lower anchor A
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 4-6
Force (lbs) 15
Clearance angle (degrees) 88
Lower anchor B
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 4-6
Force (lbs) 15
Clearance angle (degrees) 83
Tether anchor
Location Rear deck
Confusing hardware present No
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
No

Seat position 22

2

Lower anchor A
No lower latch for this seat position
Lower anchor B
No lower latch for this seat position
Tether anchor
Location Rear deck
Confusing hardware present No
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
No

Seat position 23

1

Lower anchor A
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 4-6
Force (lbs) could not measure
Clearance angle (degrees) 85
Lower anchor B
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 4-6
Force (lbs) 27
Clearance angle (degrees) 85
Tether anchor
Location Rear deck
Confusing hardware present No
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
No

How child seat anchors are evaluated