2008 Saturn Astra

small car / 4-door hatchback

2008 Saturn Astra 4-door hatchback

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Moderate overlap front
Side
Head restraints & seats

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 2008 models

Tested vehicle: 2008 Saturn Astra XR 4-door

The Saturn Astra was introduced in the 2008 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 was reasonably well controlled. During rebound, the dummy's head leaned partway out the open side window and hit the top and rear portions of the window frame.

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 very well.

Action shot taken during rebound shows the dummy's head leaning partway out the open side window.

Intrusion into the driver's space was minimal, and all leg and foot injury measures were low.

Side

Rating applies to 2008 models

Tested vehicle: 2008 Saturn Astra XR 4-door with standard front and rear head curtain airbags and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags

The Saturn Astra was introduced in the 2008 model year.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Head protection
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Head protection

View of the vehicle and barrier just after the crash test.

View of the vehicle after the crash with doors removed, showing the side airbags and damage to the occupant compartment.

Smeared greasepaint shows where the driver dummy's head was protected from being hit by hard structures by the side airbags.

Smeared greasepaint shows where the rear passenger dummy’s head was protected by the side airbag.

Head restraints & seats

Rating applies to 2008 models

Seat type: Manual cloth seats AHR

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry