Chevrolet Cavalier 1995-2005 models results also apply to: 1995-2002 Pontiac SunfireFRONTAL OFFSET TEST OVERALL EVALUATION: Poor Structure/safety cage Injury measures Restraints/dummy kinematics Head/neck Chest Leg/foot, left Leg/foot, right Poor Acceptable Good Poor Good Poor Important: Frontal crash test ratings can be compared only among vehicles of similar weight. Test details: The Chevrolet Cavalier and the Pontiac Sunfire were redesigned for the 1995 model year. The Sunfire sedan was dropped after the 2002 model year, and the Cavalier was dropped after the 2005 model year. Restraints/dummy kinematics — Dummy movement wasn't well controlled. The dummy rotated around the left side of the airbag and, during rebound, the right rear of the dummy's head hit the window sill, denting it. Then the dummy's head hit the B-pillar. Injury measures — Measures taken from the neck, chest, and right leg indicate low risk of injuries to these body regions in a crash of this severity. A high head acceleration occurred when the dummy's head hit the window sill, indicating that injuries to the head would be possible. Forces on the left tibia indicate that injuries to the lower leg would be likely. Head acceleration from the B-pillar hit was low.
Crash, Test, 1995, 2005, Chevrolet, Cavalier, Pontiac, Sunfire, Frontal, Impact, IIHS