1998 Chevrolet Prizm

small car / 4-door sedan


Rating overview
Moderate overlap front: original test


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Moderate overlap front: original test

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
Driver injury measures
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Driver 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.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CF97022
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 11
Left (cm) 20
Center (cm) 17
Right (cm) 14
Brake pedal (cm) 18
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 6
Right (cm) 8
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) 11
Rearward (cm) 4
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 3

Driver injury measures

Test ID CF97022
HIC-15 318
Peak gs at hard contact negligible
Tension (kN) 1.8
Extension bending moment (Nm) 18
Maximum Nij 0.33
Chest maximum compression (mm) 41
Femur force - left (kN) 3.3
Femur force - right (kN) 4.0
Knee displacement - left (mm) 2
Knee displacement - right (mm) 0
Maximum tibia index - left 1.03
Maximum tibia index - right 0.44
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 1.3
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 2.4
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 71
Right 58

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted

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