2003 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 2002-04 models

Tested vehicle: 2002 Chevrolet TrailBlazer LS 4-door 4wd

The Chevrolet TrailBlazer was introduced in the 2002 model year as a larger, heavier replacement for the Blazer, which remained in production through the 2004 model year. Similarly, the GMC Envoy and Oldsmobile Bravada were redesigned for 2002, replacing entirely their earlier, smaller versions.

Structural, seat belt, and frontal airbag changes were made beginning with 2005 models to improve occupant protection in frontal crashes. Therefore, the frontal offset ratings for 2002-04 models do not carry over to 2005 and later models.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Driver restraints and dummy kinematics
Dummy movement was reasonably well controlled. During rebound, the dummy's head extended part way out the open window and hit the B-pillar.

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 reasonably well.

Smeared greasepaint indicates where the dummy's head hit the B-pillar and window frame, indicating the possibility of head injury.

Intrusion into the driver's footwell area contributed to the likelihood of right lower leg injuries.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CEF0119
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 14
Left (cm) 17
Center (cm) 22
Right (cm) 17
Brake pedal (cm) 26
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 4
Right (cm) 3
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) 3
Rearward (cm) 3
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 3

Driver injury measures

Test ID CEF0119
HIC-15 386
Peak gs at hard contact 204
Tension (kN) 1.9
Extension bending moment (Nm) 41
Maximum Nij 0.39
Chest maximum compression (mm) 53
Femur force - left (kN) 5.1
Femur force - right (kN) 5.5
Knee displacement - left (mm) 0
Knee displacement - right (mm) 1
Maximum tibia index - left 0.40
Maximum tibia index - right 1.42
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 1.2
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 4.5
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 85
Right 103

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted

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