2003 Pontiac Aztek

midsize SUV / 4-door SUV

2003 Pontiac Aztek 4-door SUV
2001 Pontiac Aztek shown


Rating overview
Moderate overlap front: original test


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Moderate overlap front: original test

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
Driver injury measures
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Driver 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.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CEF0114
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 13
Left (cm) 23
Center (cm) 22
Right (cm) 17
Brake pedal (cm) 22
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 6
Right (cm) 6
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) 10
Rearward (cm) 1
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 1

Driver injury measures

Test ID CEF0114
HIC-15 819
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Tension (kN) 1.9
Extension bending moment (Nm) 31
Maximum Nij 0.38
Chest maximum compression (mm) 36
Femur force - left (kN) 4.7
Femur force - right (kN) 3.7
Knee displacement - left (mm) 0
Knee displacement - right (mm) 1
Maximum tibia index - left 0.54
Maximum tibia index - right 0.72
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 2.9
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 2.6
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 114
Right 60

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted

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