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2003 Buick Park Avenue

Large luxury car
1999 Buick Park Avenue shown
1999 Buick Park Avenue shown
Crashworthiness
  • Moderate overlap front
    G
  • Head restraints & seats
    P

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Model year Front overlap Side Roof strength Head restraints & seats Front crash prevention
Small Moderate
2005
G
P
Crash avoidance rating
2004
G
P
Crash avoidance rating
2003
G
P
Crash avoidance rating
2002
G
Crash avoidance rating
2001
G
Crash avoidance rating
2000
G
Crash avoidance rating
1999
G
Crash avoidance rating
1998
G
Crash avoidance rating
1997
G
Crash avoidance rating

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 vehicle 1999 Buick Park Avenue 4-door
Weight 3,794 lbs.
Side airbags none
Wheelbase 114 in.
Length 207 in.
Width 75 in.
Engine 3.8 L V6
EPA ratings 19 mpg city / 28 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CF99019
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 ID CF99019
Head
HIC-15 306
Peak gs at hard contact 32
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 - left 0.43
Maximum tibia index - right 0.61
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 1.8
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 2.4
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 83
Right 133

Applies to 2003-05 models

Overall evaluation
P
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry
P
Important: Ratings for head restraints & seats should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

Seat type

All seats

How this test is conducted

Seat type All seats
Geometry
Backset (mm) 135
Distance below top of head (mm) 110
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Fail
Max T1 acceleration (g) 0.0
Head contact time (ms)
Force rating 0
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N)
Max neck tension (N)
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

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