1998 Chevrolet Prizm

small car / 4-door sedan


Rating overview
Moderate overlap front

Other available safety features

  • Standard daytime running lights


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

Moderate overlap front

Rating applies to 1998-2002 models

Tested vehicle: 1998 Toyota Corolla LE 4-door

The Toyota Corolla and Chevrolet Prizm were redesigned for the 1998 model year.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Injury measures
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Restraints and dummy kinematics
Dummy movement wasn't well controlled. During rebound, the dummy's head leaned leftward, through the open window, and hit the B-pillar. There was too much upward movement of the steering wheel.

Action shot taken during the frontal offset crash test.

There was too much upward movement of the steering wheel, which compromised restraint system performance. Otherwise, the driver's survival space was maintained reasonably well.

Head restraints can be positioned optimally in relation to an average-size male. In addition, side airbags are available. Both are pluses.

Smeared greasepaint indicates where the dummy's head hit the B-pillar during the offset test. However, head acceleration was low.