High risk of life-threatening chest injury in side impact.
The tested model of Chery J1 was introduced in Australia during 2011. Dual front airbags are standard equipment. Antilock brakes (ABS) and electronic brake distribution (EBD) are also standard. Electronic stability control (ESC) is not available. A three point seat belt is fitted to the centre rear seat. This provides better protection than a two point (lap) seat belt. The roof bars are for cosmetic purposes and are not designed for carrying loads.
3 star. The Chery J1 scored 5.233 out of 16 in the offset crash test. The passenger compartment lost structural integrity. Protection from serious chest injury was poor for the driver. The vehicle scored 11.733 out of 16 in the side impact crash test. There was a high risk of a life-threatening chest injury for the driver.