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1997 Buick Park Avenue

Large luxury car
  • Moderate overlap front
    G
1
Side airbags: front seat-mounted torso airbags (standard, 2000-05 models)
2
Electronic stability control (optional, 2000-05 models)
3
Antilock brakes
4
Daytime running lights
Model yearFront small overlapFront moderate overlapSideRoof strengthHead restraints & seats
2005
G
P
2004
G
P
2003
G
P
2002
G
2001
G
2000
G
1999
G
1998
G
1997
G

Applies to 1997-2005 models

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
G
Injury measures
Head/neck
G
Chest
G
Leg/foot, left
G
Leg/foot, right
G
Restraints and dummy kinematics
G
Important: Frontal crash test ratings should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

The Buick Park Avenue was redesigned for the 1997 model year and was discontinued after the 2005 model year.

Injury measures

Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity. Head accelerations from the B-pillar and shoulder belt housing hits were low.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

Dummy movement was well controlled. During rebound, the dummy moved toward the driver door, and its head hit the B-pillar, head restraint, and shoulder belt housing.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle1999 Buick Park Avenue 4-door
Weight 3,794 lbs.
Side airbagsnone
Wheelbase114 in.
Length207 in.
Width75 in.
Engine3.8 L V6
EPA ratings19 mpg city / 28 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCF99019
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm)9
Left (cm)18
Center (cm)18
Right (cm)15
Brake pedal (cm)7
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm)4
Right (cm)3
Steering column movement
Upward (cm)3
Rearward (cm)0
A-pillar rearward movement (cm)4

Driver injury measures

Test IDCF99019
Head
HIC-15306
Peak gs at hard contact32
Neck
Tension (kN)1.6
Extension bending moment (Nm)22
Maximum Nij 0.29
Chest maximum compression (mm)28
Legs
Femur force - left (kN)4.9
Femur force - right (kN)2.2
Knee displacement - left (mm)1
Knee displacement - right (mm)0
Maximum tibia index - left0.43
Maximum tibia index - right0.61
Tibia axial force - left (kN)1.8
Tibia axial force - right (kN)2.4
Foot acceleration (g)
Left83
Right133

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