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2002 Buick Rendezvous

Midsize SUV
2002 Buick Rendezvous
2002 Buick Rendezvous
Crashworthiness
  • Moderate overlap front
    A

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Model year Front overlap Side Roof strength Head restraints & seats Front crash prevention
Small Moderate
2007
A
M
Crash avoidance rating
2006
A
M
Crash avoidance rating
2005
A
M
Crash avoidance rating
2004
A
M
Crash avoidance rating
2003
A
Crash avoidance rating
2002
A
Crash avoidance rating

Applies to 2002-07 models

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

The Buick Rendezvous was introduced in the 2002 model year.

Injury measures

Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

Dummy movement wasn't well controlled. There was far too much upward movement of the steering wheel and at the same time the driver's seat pitched forward toward the wheel. During rebound, the dummy's head did not come close to any stiff structure that could cause injury.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle 2002 Buick Rendezvous CXL 4-door 4wd
Weight 4,191 lbs.
Side airbags driver seat-mounted combination head and torso airbag and front passenger seat-mounted torso airbag
Wheelbase 112 in.
Length 187 in.
Width 74 in.
Engine 3.4 L V6
EPA ratings 18 mpg city / 24 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CEF0120
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 13
Left (cm) 19
Center (cm) 20
Right (cm) 17
Brake pedal (cm) 23
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 5
Right (cm) 4
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) 17
Rearward (cm) 0
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 2

Driver injury measures

Test ID CEF0120
Head
HIC-15 228
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.6
Extension bending moment (Nm) 25
Maximum Nij 0.41
Chest maximum compression (mm) 29
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 4.3
Femur force - right (kN) 3.4
Knee displacement - left (mm) 0
Knee displacement - right (mm) 0
Maximum tibia index - left 0.41
Maximum tibia index - right 0.78
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 2.0
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 1.5
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 105
Right 60
1
Side airbags: driver seat-mounted combination head and torso airbag and right front passenger seat-mounted torso airbag (standard on all 2002 models and 2003 and later 4-wheel-drive models, optional on 2003 and later 2-wheel-drive models)
2
Antilock brakes (standard on all 2002 and 2007 models plus 2003 and later 4-wheel-drive models, optional on 2003-06 2-wheel-drive models)
3
Daytime running lights

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