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1999 Land Rover Discovery

Midsize SUV
  • Moderate overlap front
    A
1996 Land Rover Discovery shown
1996 Land Rover Discovery shown
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Antilock brakes
Model yearFront small overlapFront moderate overlapSideRoof strengthHead restraints & seats
1999
A
1998
A
1997
A
1996
A
1995
A
1994
A

Applies to 1994-99 models

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

The Land Rover Discovery was introduced in the 1994 model year. Production of this model continued until early in the 1999 model year, when it was re-engineered and renamed the Discover Series II.

Injury measures

Measures taken from the neck, chest, and left leg indicate low risk of injuries to these body regions in a crash of this severity. Forces on the head indicate that injuries to the head would be possible. Forces on the right tibia indicate that injuries to the lower leg would be possible.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

Dummy movement was reasonably well controlled. After the dummy moved forward into the airbag, it rebounded into the seat without its head coming close to any stiff structure. There was too much upward movement of the steering wheel.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle1996 Land Rover Discovery 4wd
Weight 4,434 lbs.
Side airbagsnone
Wheelbase100 in.
Length178 in.
Width71 in.
Engine4.0 L V8
EPA ratings14 mpg city / 16 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCF96003
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm)16
Left (cm)24
Center (cm)26
Right (cm)26
Brake pedal (cm)11
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm)9
Right (cm)10
Steering column movement
Upward (cm)13
Rearward (cm)-5
A-pillar rearward movement (cm)7

Driver injury measures

Test IDCF96003
Head
HIC-15629
Peak gs at hard contactno contact
Neck
Tension (kN)1.4
Extension bending moment (Nm)37
Maximum Nij 0.36
Chest maximum compression (mm)46
Legs
Femur force - left (kN)3.8
Femur force - right (kN)1.9
Knee displacement - left (mm)4
Knee displacement - right (mm)1
Maximum tibia index - left0.54
Maximum tibia index - right0.90
Tibia axial force - left (kN)2.4
Tibia axial force - right (kN)1.2
Foot acceleration (g)
Left103
Right54

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