2002 GMC Sonoma

small pickup / Regular cab pickup

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Moderate overlap front

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 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
Head/neck
Chest
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.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CF98004
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 29
Left (cm) 29
Center (cm) 26
Right (cm) 20
Brake pedal (cm) 26
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 19
Right (cm) 15
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) 2
Rearward (cm) 14
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 16

Driver injury measures

Test ID CF98004
Head
HIC-15 281
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.7
Extension bending moment (Nm) 25
Maximum Nij 0.35
Chest maximum compression (mm) 33
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 3.9
Femur force - right (kN) 5.9
Knee displacement - left (mm) 5
Knee displacement - right (mm) 12
Maximum tibia index - left 0.93
Maximum tibia index - right 0.56
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 3.6
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 5.4
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 109
Right 115

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted