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2006 Buick Rendezvous

Midsize SUV
  • Moderate overlap front
    A
  • Head restraints & seats
    M
2002 Buick Rendezvous shown
2002 Buick Rendezvous shown
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
Model yearFront small overlapFront moderate overlapSideRoof strengthHead restraints & seats
2007
A
M
2006
A
M
2005
A
M
2004
A
M
2003
A
2002
A

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 vehicle2002 Buick Rendezvous CXL 4wd
Weight 4,191 lbs.
Side airbagsdriver seat-mounted combination head and torso airbag and front passenger seat-mounted torso airbag
Wheelbase112 in.
Length186 in.
Width74 in.
Engine3.4 L V6
EPA ratings18 mpg city / 24 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCEF0120
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 IDCEF0120
Head
HIC-15228
Peak gs at hard contactno 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 - left0.41
Maximum tibia index - right0.78
Tibia axial force - left (kN)2.0
Tibia axial force - right (kN)1.5
Foot acceleration (g)
Left105
Right60

Applies to 2004-07 models

Overall evaluation
M
Dynamic rating
M
Seat/head restraint geometry
A
Important: Head restraints & seats ratings should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

Seat type

All seats

How this test is conducted

Seat typeAll seats
Geometry
Backset (mm)85
Distance below top of head (mm)75
Seat design parameters
Pass/failFail
Max T1 acceleration (g)13.6
Head contact time (ms)113
Force ratingModerate
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N)198
Max neck tension (N)670

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