2002 Pontiac Aztek

midsize SUV / 4-door SUV

2002 Pontiac Aztek 4-door SUV
2001 Pontiac Aztek shown


Rating overview
Moderate overlap front

Other available safety features

  • Standard daytime running lights


  • G
  • A
  • M
  • P
  • Superior
  • Advanced
  • Basic

Some ratings use a scale of Poor to Good. Others range from Basic to Superior.

Moderate overlap front

Rating applies to 2001-05 models

Tested vehicle: 2001 Pontiac Aztek GT 4-door 4wd

The Pontiac Aztek was introduced in the 2001 model year and discontinued after the 2005 model year.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Injury measures
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Restraints and dummy kinematics
Dummy movement was reasonably well controlled. The airbag deployed late, and the dummy's head nearly hit the steering wheel through the airbag. There was too much upward steering wheel movement.

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.

The airbag deployed so late that the dummy's head nearly hit the steering wheel. Forces on the head were moderately high.

Despite moderate intrusion into the driver footwell area, injury measures on the legs and feet were low.