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1996 Honda Passport

Midsize SUV
  • Moderate overlap front

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Model year Small overlap front Moderate overlap front Side Roof strength Head restraints & seats Front crash prevention Headlights LATCH ease of use
Driver Passenger
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Applies to 1996-97 models

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

This rating applies to vehicles other than the specific model and body style tested.

The Isuzu Rodeo was introduced in the 1991 model year and the Honda Passport was introduced in 1994. Frontal airbags for both the driver and passenger became standard partway through the 1995 model year.

Injury measures

Measures taken from the head, neck, and chest indicate low risk of injuries to these body regions in a crash of this severity. Forces on both tibias indicate that injuries to the lower legs would be likely.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

Dummy movement wasn't well controlled. During the crash, the seat back moved forward far enough that the head restraint hit the back of the dummy's head. The dummy's torso rotated so that the back of its head almost hit the bottom of the window frame. Both legs jammed against the instrument panel. The left knee hit a sharp edge of the panel, producing a gash in the dummy's vinyl "skin." Also, there was far too much rearward movement of the steering wheel.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle 1996 Isuzu Rodeo S 4-door 4wd
Weight 4,158 lbs.
Side airbags none
Wheelbase 109 in.
Length 184 in.
Width 67 in.
Engine 2.6 L 4-cylinder, 3.2 L V6
EPA ratings 15 mpg city / 18 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CF96004
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 39
Left (cm) 35
Center (cm) 30
Right (cm) 30
Brake pedal (cm) 29
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 21
Right (cm) 19
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) 8
Rearward (cm) 16
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 16

Driver injury measures

Test ID CF96004
HIC-15 570
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Tension (kN) 2.7
Extension bending moment (Nm) 30
Maximum Nij 0.59
Chest maximum compression (mm) 36
Femur force - left (kN) 2.6
Femur force - right (kN) 2.1
Knee displacement - left (mm) 3
Knee displacement - right (mm) 5
Maximum tibia index - left 1.44
Maximum tibia index - right 1.68
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 5.6
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 3.4
Foot acceleration (g)
Left no data
Right 211
Rear-wheel antilock brakes (standard)
4-wheel antilock brakes (optional)

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