Euro NCAP Crash Test Results

Test results and safety ratings

Chevrolet Cruze 2009

1.6Ls , 4 door saloon

Test Date: Nov 2009

Chevrolet Cruze crash test picture
Overall Star Rating Crash Rating 5 Stars
Adult Occupant 96%
Child Occupant 84%
Pedestrian 34%
Safety Assist 71%

Compare with other cars in the Small Family Car category

Driver head - Good
Driver neck - Good
Driver chest - Good
Driver abdomen
Driver right femur - Good Driver left femur - Good
Driver right lower leg - Good Driver left lower leg - Good
Driver right foot - Good Driver left foot - Good
Passenger head - Good
Passenger neck - Good
Passenger chest - Good
Passenger abdomen
Passenger right femur - Good Passenger left femur - Good
Passenger right lower leg - Good Passenger left lower leg - Good
Passenger right foot Passenger left foot
Side impact head - Good
Side impact chest - Good
Side impact abdomen - Good
Side impact pelvis - Good
Green = Good Good
Yellow = Adequate Adequate
Orange = Marginal Marginal
Brown = Weak Weak
Red = Poor Poor

Adult occupant

The Cruze scored maximum points in the frontal impact, both the driver and the passenger dummies indicating good protection of all body regions. The passenger compartment remained stable, the windscreen pillar moving rearward only 5mm. Chevrolet were able to demonstrate that the knees and femurs of occupants of a different size from the test dummies, or those sat in different seating positions, would be similarly well protected. The car also scored full points in the side barrier impact. In the more severe side pole test, only the chest did not score maximum points, although protection in that area was still considered adequate. Protection against whiplash injuries in a rear impact was also good.

Child occupant

The passenger airbag can be disabled to allow a rearward facing child restraint to be used in that seating position. However, information provided to the driver regarding the status of the airbag is not sufficiently clear. A permanent label warns of the dangers of using a rearward facing child seat in that position without first disabling the airbag.


The bumper scored maximum points for the protection offered to pedestrians' legs. However, the front edge of the bonnet provided poor protection and scored no points. The bonnet offered predominantly marginal protection in most areas where the head of child might strike and poor protection in those areas likely to be struck by an adult's head.

Safety assist

Electronic Stability Control is standard equipment on the Cruze, as is a seatbelt reminder for the driver and passenger seats.

Applies to all Cruzes of the specification tested