1996 GMC Safari

minivan

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Moderate overlap front

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 1996-2005 models

Tested vehicle: 1996 Chevrolet Astro LS passenger van

The Chevrolet Astro and GMC Safari were introduced in the 1985 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 wasn't well controlled. After moving forward into the airbag, the dummy's head was hit from behind by the seatback as it moved forward because of floor buckling. The dummy's head hit the steering wheel through the airbag as the wheel moved upward and the seat pitched forward.

Action shot taken during the frontal offset crash test.

Collapse of the occupant compartment left little survival space for the driver.

The dummy's head hit the steering wheel through the deflating airbag because of steering wheel movement and buckling of the floor under the driver seat.

The dummy's left knee sustained high forces as it jammed against the knee bolster.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CF96024
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 27
Left (cm) 37
Center (cm) 40
Right (cm) 29
Brake pedal (cm) 28
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 13
Right (cm) 12
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) 20
Rearward (cm) 4
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 7

Driver injury measures

Test ID CF96024
Head
HIC-15 152
Peak gs at hard contact 31
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.4
Extension bending moment (Nm) 8
Maximum Nij 0.31
Chest maximum compression (mm) 34
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 8.2
Femur force - right (kN) 2.9
Knee displacement - left (mm) 3
Knee displacement - right (mm) 0
Maximum tibia index - left 1.97
Maximum tibia index - right 0.58
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 2.3
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 3.0
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 83
Right 89

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted