2011 GMC Canyon

small pickup / Extended cab pickup

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 2004-12 models

Tested vehicle: 2005 Chevrolet Colorado LS ext cab 2wd

The Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon were introduced in the 2004 model year as replacements for the Chevrolet S-10 and GMC Sonoma. The Isuzu i-series pickup was introduced in the 2006 model year and discontinued after the 2008 model year.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Driver restraints and dummy kinematics
Dummy movement was well controlled. After the dummy moved forward into the airbag, it rebounded into the seat without its head coming close to any stiff structure that could cause injury. However, there was too much upward movement of the steering wheel.

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, although there was more steering wheel movement than is desirable.

Dummy movement was well controlled. During rebound, the dummy moved back into the seat, and its head did not hit anything.

Forces on the left foot and both lower legs were high enough to indicate the possibility of injuries.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CEF0506
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 8
Left (cm) 10
Center (cm) 11
Right (cm) 12
Brake pedal (cm) 14
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 3
Right (cm) 5
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) 11
Rearward (cm) 4
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 4

Driver injury measures

Test ID CEF0506
Head
HIC-15 506
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.8
Extension bending moment (Nm) 23
Maximum Nij 0.37
Chest maximum compression (mm) 31
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 3.3
Femur force - right (kN) 3.4
Knee displacement - left (mm) 10
Knee displacement - right (mm) 9
Maximum tibia index - left 0.55
Maximum tibia index - right 0.82
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 4.1
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 5.6
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 170
Right 124

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted

Head restraints & seats

Rating applies to 2004-12 models

Seat type: Bucket seats

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry
Technical measurements for this test
Seat type Bucket seats
Geometry
Backset (mm) 55
Distance below top of head (mm) 40
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Fail
Max T1 acceleration (g) 11.8
Head contact time (ms) 92
Force rating 2
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N) 212
Max neck tension (N) 719

Rating applies to 2004-12 models

Seat type: Bench seats

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry
Technical measurements for this test
Seat type Bench seats
Geometry
Backset (mm) 55
Distance below top of head (mm) 45
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Fail
Max T1 acceleration (g) 10.5
Head contact time (ms) 85
Force rating 2
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N) 161
Max neck tension (N) 589

How the head restraint & seat test is conducted