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2005 Buick Terraza

Minivan
  • Moderate overlap front
    G
  • Head restraints & seats
    P
1
Side airbags: front seat-mounted combination head and torso airbags (optional); second row seat-mounted combination head and torso airbags added beginning with 2006 models (optional)
2
Built-in child restraint in Uplander only (optional)
3
Electronic stability control (standard on 2008 Uplander, all 2007 long-wheelbase 2wd models, and 2005-06 2wd Terraza; optional on other 2005-06 2wd models and 2007 short-wheelbase Uplander)
4
Antilock brakes
5
Daytime running lights
Model yearFront small overlapFront moderate overlapSideRoof strengthHead restraints & seats
2007
G
A
P
P
2006
G
M
P
P
2005
G
P

Applies to 2005-07 models

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

The 2005 Buick Terraza is a twin of the tested vehicle.

The Chevrolet Uplander, Pontiac Montana SV6, Buick Terraza, and Saturn RELAY were introduced in the 2005 model year as replacements for the Chevrolet Venture, Pontiac Montana and Trans Sport, and Oldsmobile Silhouette. (A limited number of Chevrolet Ventures and Pontiac Montanas were produced for the 2005 model year.) The Pontiac Montana SV6 was discontinued after the 2006 model year, and the Buick Terraza and Saturn RELAY were discontinued after the 2007 model year. The Uplander was discontinued after the 2008 model year.

Injury measures

High head accelerations occurred when the dummy's head hit both the steering wheel through the airbag and the B-pillar, indicating that head injuries would be possible in a crash of this severity. Injury measures taken from the neck, chest, and both legs indicate low risk of injuries to these body regions.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

Dummy movement was reasonably well controlled. However, the dummy's head bottomed out the airbag and hit the steering wheel. During rebound, the dummy's head hit the B-pillar and roof rail.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2005 Chevrolet Uplander
Weight 4,184 lbs.
Side airbagsnone
Wheelbase121 in.
Length204 in.
Width72 in.
Engine3.5 L 6-cylinder
EPA ratings18 mpg city / 24 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCEF0508
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm)8
Left (cm)12
Center (cm)11
Right (cm)9
Brake pedal (cm)11
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm)4
Right (cm)4
Steering column movement
Upward (cm)4
Rearward (cm)-4
A-pillar rearward movement (cm)1

Driver injury measures

Test IDCEF0508
Head
HIC-15550
Peak gs at hard contact141
Neck
Tension (kN)2.0
Extension bending moment (Nm)43
Maximum Nij 0.42
Chest maximum compression (mm)26
Legs
Femur force - left (kN)5.2
Femur force - right (kN)3.1
Knee displacement - left (mm)0
Knee displacement - right (mm)6
Maximum tibia index - left0.29
Maximum tibia index - right0.44
Tibia axial force - left (kN)1.1
Tibia axial force - right (kN)1.1
Foot acceleration (g)
Left62
Right43

Applies to 2005-07 models

Overall evaluation
P
Dynamic rating
P
Seat/head restraint geometry
A
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 typeAll seats
Geometry
Backset (mm)50
Distance below top of head (mm)75
Seat design parameters
Pass/failFail
Max T1 acceleration (g)12.3
Head contact time (ms)105
Force ratingHigh
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N)215
Max neck tension (N)942

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