1998 Chevrolet S-10

small pickup / Regular cab pickup

1998 Chevrolet S-10 Regular cab pickup


Rating overview
Moderate overlap front


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Moderate overlap front

Rating applies to 1998-2003 models

Tested vehicle: 1998 Chevrolet S-10 LS 2wd

The Chevrolet S-10 and GMC Sonoma were redesigned for the 1994 model year. The Isuzu Hombre was introduced in 1996 and discontinued after the 2000 model year. For all three models, frontal airbags for both the driver and passenger became standard beginning with 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. After the dummy moved forward into the airbag, it rebounded toward the driver door, which had bowed outward, and its head nearly hit the windowsill. In addition, there was too much movement of the steering wheel.

Action shot taken during the frontal offset crash test.

Post-crash damage shot.

The steering wheel moved back sharply, and the dummy rebounded toward the driver door, nearly hitting its head on the windowsill during the offset test.