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Chery J11 from 2011 ANCAP Crash Test

Chery J11
Occupant Protection Score
Pedestrian Protection Rating
Make Chery
Model J11
Category Compact SUV
Body Type SUV
Tested Vehicles Built 2011
Airbags (if supplied) Dual front airbags
Engine size 2 L
Kerb Weight 1380 kg
Test Date 5 October 2011
Tested By ANCAP

Model History and Safety Features

The tested model of Chery J11 was introduced in Australia during 2011.

Dual front airbags and antilock brakes (ABS) with electronic brake distribution (EBD) are standard. Electronic stability control (ESC) is not available.

Occupant protection: 2 stars*Chery J11

The Chery J11 scored just 2 out of 16 in the offset crash test. The passenger compartment lost structural integrity and there was excessive pedal displacement. Protection from serious chest, leg and foot injury was poor for the driver.

ANCAP had planned to conduct a side impact test but was advised by the manufacturer that a recall campaign had been initiated that would affect the side impact protection. Due the delays resulting from the recall campaign and concerns about poor performance in the offset test ANCAP has decided to publish an interim rating based on the maximum score that the vehicle could achieve in the side impact test.

A vehicle needs to score at least 4.5 in the offset test to do better than a 2 star rating. Therefore the J11 has been assigned an interim rating of 2 stars.

Frontal offset crash test

Body region scores out of 4 points each: Head/neck 3 pts, chest zero pts, upper legs zero pts, lower legs zero pts.

The passenger compartment lost structural integrity in the offset crash test. The brake pedal moved rearwards by 138mm. The clutch pedal moved upwards 103mm. The steering wheel hub moved 138mm rearward, 58mm upward and 11mm sideways. The front ("A") pillar moved 133 mm rearwards. A gap between the window frame and door frame posed a risk of partial ejection for the driver. After the crash tools were required to open the driver's door. The airbag cushioned the head of the driver and contact was stable. Steering column and dash components were a potential source of injury for the driver's knees. The passenger's head was cushioned by the airbag. Dash and console components were a knee hazard for the passenger.

Side impact crash test: Pending

ANCAP has temporarily assigned a score of 16 (the maximum possible), pending a side impact test of a vehicle with upgraded side impact protection.

The actual side impact protection score might be worse than 16 but is unlikely to result in a lower overall star rating.

Pedestrian Protection: Poor

The Chery J11 performed poorly in all areas tested. There are many improvements that could be made that would result in a better performance for this vehicle.


Modifiers - Offset test scores

Head 1 point deduction
Chest 2 point deduction
Upper leg 2 point deduction
Lower leg 1 point deduction
Foot score 0 points

Steering column and pedal movements are measured relative to the driver's seat.

Safety Features

Front airbag - driver S
Front airbag - passenger S
Side airbags (chest protection) - front seats X
Side airbags (head protection) - front seats X
Knee airbag - driver X
Three-point seat belts for all forward facing seats S
Front seat belt pretensioners S/X
Intelligent seat belt reminder - driver X
Intelligent seat belt reminder - front passenger X
Head restraints for all seats Pending
Antilock brakes (ABS) S/S/X
Electronic stability control (ESC) X#
Rear seat belt status indicator X
√ = Fitted to vehicle that was crash tested (where not standard)
S = standard on all models
S* = Standard for petrol models but not available for LPG models until 1 May 2009
O = optional on base variant. May be standard on higher variants
V = not available on base variant but standard or optional on higher variants
X = not available on any variant.
* = not available on the Australian model
# ESC required by ANCAP for 5 star rating from 2008.

Injury Measurements

Refer to the information sheet "How the tests are done"

Offset Crash Test
at 64 km/h

Side Impact
Crash at
50 km/h






HIC 582 356 Pending
Acceleration (g for 3ms) 58.7 48.3 Pending 
Head Injury Criterion (HIC) is a measure of the potential for head injury. At a HIC of 1000 one in 6 adults will suffer from life-threatening injury to their brain.


Shear (kN) 0.47 0.56 Pending
Tension (kN) 2.14 1.56 Pending
Extension (Nm) 15.8 6.3 Pending


Acceleration (g for 3ms) 49.800 34.100 Pending
Compression (mm) 38.80 32.70 Pending
Viscous Criterion (m/s) 0.21 0.13 Pending
Chest compression of 75 or more, or chest acceleration of 90 or more indicates poor protection from serious chest injury.


Force (kN)     Pending


Force (kN)     Pending

Upper Legs

Force Left (kN) 0.26 0.46  
Force Right (kN) 2.64 2.00  
Knee Disp. Left (mm) 1.54 0.98  
Knee Disp. Right (mm) 15.37 3.61  
An upper leg axial force of 10.9 or more indicates poor protection from serious upper leg (femur) injury.

Lower Legs

Force Left (kN) 1.11 1.24  
Force Right (kN) 1.67 1.09  
Index (upper/lower) Left 0.32/0.30 0.21/0.19  
Index (upper/lower) Right 1.07/2.09 0.25/0.18  
A lower leg index of 1.2 or more indicates poor protection from serious lower leg (tibia) injury.

Bonus points (maximum 5):

Pole test: Not eligible Seat belt reminders: None

Pedestrian rating

Child head impacts Zero Upper leg impacts Zero
Adult head impacts Zero Lower leg impacts Zero
Chery J11

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