2010 Chevrolet Cobalt

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MSN Autos acquires crash test data provided by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). These organizations provide data for specific types of tests, which are valuable to consumers and worth observing.

NHTSA Frontal Crash Test

NHTSA rates crash-tested vehicles by assigning them one to five stars, with five stars indicating the most injury protection and one star indicating the least protection.
  Cobalt Coupe w/SAB Cobalt Sedan w/SAB
Driver Front  11-20 percent or greater chance of serious injury   11-20 percent or greater chance of serious injury 
Passenger Front  10 percent or less chance of serious injury   10 percent or less chance of serious injury 

NHTSA Rollover Test

NHTSA rates crash-tested vehicles by assigning them one to five stars, with five stars indicating the most injury protection and one star indicating the least protection.
  Cobalt Coupe w/SAB Cobalt Sedan w/SAB
Rollover  11-20 percent or greater chance of serious injury   11-20 percent or greater chance of serious injury 

NHTSA Side Crash Test

NHTSA rates crash-tested vehicles by assigning them one to five stars, with five stars indicating the most injury protection and one star indicating the least protection.
  Cobalt Coupe w/SAB Cobalt Sedan w/SAB
Front Side  11-20 percent or greater chance of serious injury   21-35 percent or greater chance of serious injury 
Rear Side  11-20 percent or greater chance of serious injury   10 percent or less chance of serious injury 

IIHS Frontal Offset Crash Test

About IIHS
Each vehicle’s frontal offset crashworthiness is based on performance in a 40 mph frontal offset crash test.  Ratings depend on how well the structure/safety cage protects the occupant compartment, the risk of injury measured for an average-sized male, and how well the restraint system controls occupant movement.
Rating Key:
G Good A Acceptable M Marginal P Poor
Injury measures
Vehicle make/model OVERALL Structure/ safety cage Head/ neck Chest Leg/foot left, right Restraints/ dummy kinematics
2010 Chevrolet CobaltGGGGGGG
(Tested: 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt 4-door)
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(Tested: 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt LS 2-door)
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IIHS Frontal Offset Crash Video

IIHS Frontal Offset Crash Photos

Action shot taken during the frontal crash test. – © Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
Action shot taken during the frontal crash test.
Action shot taken during the frontal crash test. – © Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
Action shot taken during the frontal 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 well. – © Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
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 well.
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. – © Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
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.
Smeared greasepaint indicates where the dummy's head hit the roof rail and head restraint during rebound. Head accelerations from these hits were low. – © Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
Smeared greasepaint indicates where the dummy's head hit the roof rail and head restraint during rebound. Head accelerations from these hits were low.
Smeared greasepaint indicates where the dummy's head hit the roof rail and head restraint during rebound. Head accelerations from these hits were negligible. – © Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
Smeared greasepaint indicates where the dummy's head hit the roof rail and head restraint during rebound. Head accelerations from these hits were negligible.
Intrusion into the driver's space was minimal, and all leg and foot injury measures were low. – © Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
Intrusion into the driver's space was minimal, and all leg and foot injury measures were low.
Forces on the lower right leg were high enough to indicate the possibility of injuries. – © Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
Forces on the lower right leg were high enough to indicate the possibility of injuries.
The crashworthiness data for this vehicle has been obtained from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and is protected by copyrights and other proprietary rights. You may reproduce a copy of the data for personal use only. You may not repost, distribute, sell, publish, broadcast, or any other way commercially exploit any of the data without written permission from the Institute.

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