Applies to 1999-2004 models
|Structure and safety cage|
|Driver injury measures|
|Rear passenger injury measures|
|Side crash test ratings can be compared across vehicle categories.
This rating applies to vehicles other than the specific model and body style tested.
The Suzuki Grand Vitara and Suzuki Vitara were introduced in the 1999 model year, and the Chevrolet Tracker was redesigned the same year.
Driver — Measures taken from the dummy indicate that serious skull fracture and/or brain injuries would be likely in a crash of this severity. Serious neck injuries as well as rib fractures and a fracture of the pelvis would be possible. In addition, loading to the shoulder was excessive.
Passenger — Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.
Driver — The dummy's head was hit by the intruding barrier, producing high head injury measures.
Passenger — The dummy's head was hit by the pillar behind the rear passenger door. This pillar is required by federal standard to provide some protection for occupants' heads.
Tested vehicle specifications
|Tested vehicle||2003 Suzuki Grand Vitara 4-door 4wd|
|Weight|| 3,279 lbs.|
|Engine||2.7 L V6|
|EPA ratings||18 mpg city / 20 mpg highway|
How this test is conducted
Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side
|B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm) |
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.
Driver injury measures
|Lateral deflection (mm)||64|
|Lateral force (kN)||2.1|
|Maximum deflection (mm)||45|
|Average deflection (mm)||38|
|Maximum deflection rate (m/s)||5.31|
|Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)||0.85|
|Iliac force (kN)||3.6|
|Acetabulum force (kN)||2.6|
|Combined force (kN)||6.0|
Passenger injury measures
|Lateral deflection (mm)||49|
|Lateral force (kN)||1.8|
|Maximum deflection (mm)||38|
|Average deflection (mm)||31|
|Maximum deflection rate (m/s)||5.42|
|Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)||0.79|
|Iliac force (kN)||0.1|
|Acetabulum force (kN)||2.4|
|Combined force (kN)||2.3|