1997 Oldsmobile Bravada

midsize SUV / 4-door SUV


Rating overview
Moderate overlap front: original test


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Moderate overlap front: original test

Rating applies to 1996-2001 models

Tested vehicle: 1996 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4-door 4wd

The Chevrolet Blazer and GMC Jimmy were redesigned for the 1995 model year, the Oldsmobile Bravada was redesigned for 1996, and the GMC Envoy was introduced in 1998.

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. As the dummy moved into the airbag, its torso rolled off the bag toward the driver door. Its head hit the window sill, denting it, then hit the B-pillar. Also, there was too much upward movement of the steering column.

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 the driver's survival space wasn't maintained well.

Deformation at the window sill indicates where the back of the dummy's head hit hard. The blue greasepaint on the B-pillar indicates where the side of the dummy's head hit about the same time.

Some occupant compartment deformation occurred even on the passenger side, which is unusual in an offset crash on the driver side.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CF96002
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 33
Left (cm) 30
Center (cm) 33
Right (cm) 32
Brake pedal (cm) 25
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 20
Right (cm) 18
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) 11
Rearward (cm) 9
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 18

Driver injury measures

Test ID CF96002
HIC-15 826
Peak gs at hard contact 95
Tension (kN) 2.3
Extension bending moment (Nm) 55
Maximum Nij 0.54
Chest maximum compression (mm) 44
Femur force - left (kN) 3.7
Femur force - right (kN) 0.6
Knee displacement - left (mm) 2
Knee displacement - right (mm) 1
Maximum tibia index - left 0.43
Maximum tibia index - right 0.76
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 2.5
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 4.8
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 85
Right 168

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted

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