2003 Chevrolet Impala

large car / 4-door sedan

2003 Chevrolet Impala 4-door sedan
2000 Chevrolet Impala shown

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Moderate overlap front
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 2000-05 models

Tested vehicle: 2000 Chevrolet Impala 4-door

The Chevrolet Impala was reintroduced for the 2000 model year as a somewhat smaller front-wheel-drive sedan.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Driver restraints and dummy kinematics

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 well.

During rebound, the dummy's head hit only the head restraint.

Although intrusion into the footwell area was minimal, left foot acceleration was high, indicating the possibility of injury.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CF99014
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 14
Left (cm) 15
Center (cm) 15
Right (cm) 11
Brake pedal (cm) 10
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 6
Right (cm) 7
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) 3
Rearward (cm) 3
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 5

Driver injury measures

Test ID CF99014
Head
HIC-15 204
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.2
Extension bending moment (Nm) 13
Maximum Nij 0.22
Chest maximum compression (mm) 26
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 4.7
Femur force - right (kN) 3.4
Knee displacement - left (mm) 4
Knee displacement - right (mm) 0
Maximum tibia index - left 0.79
Maximum tibia index - right 0.89
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 3.5
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 4.0
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 151
Right 86

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted

Head restraints & seats

Seat type: Leather bucket seats

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry
Technical measurements for this test
Seat type Leather bucket seats
Geometry
Backset (mm) 60
Distance below top of head (mm) 90
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Fail
Max T1 acceleration (g) 0.0
Head contact time (ms)
Force rating 0
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N)
Max neck tension (N)

Seat type: Cloth bucket seats

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry
Technical measurements for this test
Seat type Cloth bucket seats
Geometry
Backset (mm) 90
Distance below top of head (mm) 130
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Fail
Max T1 acceleration (g) 0.0
Head contact time (ms)
Force rating 0
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N)
Max neck tension (N)

How the head restraint & seat test is conducted