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1996 Honda Passport

Midsize SUV
  • Moderate overlap front
    P
1
Rear-wheel antilock brakes (standard)
2
4-wheel antilock brakes (optional)
Model yearFront small overlapFront moderate overlapSideRoof strengthHead restraints & seats
2002
M
2001
P
2000
P
1997
P
1996
P

Applies to 1996-97 models

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

The 1996 Honda Passport is a twin of the tested vehicle.

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 vehicle1996 Isuzu Rodeo 4wd
Weight 4,158 lbs.
Side airbagsnone
Wheelbase109 in.
Length184 in.
Width67 in.
Engine2.6 L 4-cylinder, 3.2 L V6
EPA ratings15 mpg city / 18 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCF96004
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 IDCF96004
Head
HIC-15570
Peak gs at hard contactno contact
Neck
Tension (kN)2.7
Extension bending moment (Nm)30
Maximum Nij 0.59
Chest maximum compression (mm)36
Legs
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 - left1.44
Maximum tibia index - right1.68
Tibia axial force - left (kN)5.6
Tibia axial force - right (kN)3.4
Foot acceleration (g)
Left
Right211

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