2009 Chevy Colorado 5.3 Liter V8 on K&N Dyno
K&N Engineering is always first on the list for car magazines when it comes
to vehicle testing. John Stewart from PickupTrucks.com brought his
assignment to K&N headquarters in Riverside, CA and as a result, K&N was
able to get a first hand look at the new 2009 Chevy Colorado 5.3 Liter V8.
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Crash Test 2004 - 2009 Chevrolet Colorado / 2004 - 2009 GMC Canyon / 2006 - 2008 Isuzu I-Series (Frontal Impact) IIHS
results also apply to: 2004-09 GMC Canyon | 2006-08 Isuzu i-series
FRONTAL OFFSET TEST
OVERALL EVALUATION: Acceptable
Structure/safety cage Injury measures Restraints/dummy kinematics
Head/neck Chest Leg/foot, left Leg/foot, right
Marginal Good Good Marginal Good Good
Important: Frontal crash test ratings can be compared only among vehicles
of similar weight.
The Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon were introduced in the 2004 model
year as replacements for the Chevrolet S-10 and GMC Sonoma. The Isuzu
i-series pickup was introduced in the 2006 model year and discontinued
after the 2008 model year.
During the crash, intrusion by the tire and wheel into the driver footwell
area combined with separation of the footwell from the rocker panel and
door sill caused the dummy's left foot to be trapped underneath the brake
pedal. The pedal had to be cut off to free the foot. This entrapment
resulted in a structure rating downgrade from acceptable to marginal.
Restraints/dummy kinematics â Movement of the upper part of the dummy
was well controlled. After the dummy moved forward into the airbag, it
rebounded into the seat without its head coming close to any stiff
structure that could cause injury.
Injury measures â Measures taken from the head, neck, and chest
indicate low risk of injuries to these body regions in a crash of this
severity. Forces on the left tibia indicate that injuries to the lower leg
would be possible.
ZR1 Vette vs Jet! - Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Races A U.S. Navy Fighter Jet
MT Editor at Large Arthur St. Antoine pits Chevy's awesome "Blue Devil" --
the Corvette ZR1 -- against its toughest adversary yet: a Blue Angels
F/A-18 Hornet fighter jet.
Shot By: Jim Gleason & Terren Lin
Edited By: Jim Gleason
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