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1999 Isuzu Amigo

Small SUV
  • Moderate overlap front
    P
1
Antilock brakes
Model yearFront small overlapFront moderate overlapSideRoof strengthHead restraints & seats
1999
P
1998
P

Applies to 1998-99 models

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

The Isuzu Amigo was redesigned for the 1998 model year after a three-year absence from the market.

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 the left tibia and left foot indicate that injuries to the lower leg and foot would be possible. Head acceleration from the B-pillar hit was low.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

Dummy movement wasn't well controlled. During rebound, the dummy's head went through the door frame (the door was sharply bowed). There also was too much rearward and far too much upward movement of the steering wheel. Late in the crash, the dummy moved toward the driver door and its head hit the B-pillar.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle1998 Isuzu Amigo 4wd
Weight 3,598 lbs.
Side airbagsnone
Wheelbase97 in.
Length168 in.
Width70 in.
Engine2.2 L 4-cylinder
EPA ratings20 mpg city / 23 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCF98016
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm)36
Left (cm)29
Center (cm)23
Right (cm)17
Brake pedal (cm)29
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm)17
Right (cm)11
Steering column movement
Upward (cm)18
Rearward (cm)-12
A-pillar rearward movement (cm)17

Driver injury measures

Test IDCF98016
Head
HIC-15475
Peak gs at hard contactnegligible
Neck
Tension (kN)2.0
Extension bending moment (Nm)31
Maximum Nij 0.43
Chest maximum compression (mm)36
Legs
Femur force - left (kN)2.8
Femur force - right (kN)3.0
Knee displacement - left (mm)10
Knee displacement - right (mm)9
Maximum tibia index - left1.03
Maximum tibia index - right0.40
Tibia axial force - left (kN)7.2
Tibia axial force - right (kN)3.4
Foot acceleration (g)
Left205
Right85

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