Applies to 2002-05 models
|Structure and safety cage|
|Driver injury measures|
|Rear passenger injury measures|
|Side crash test ratings can be compared across vehicle categories.
The Land Rover Freelander was introduced in the 2002 model year.
Two tests of the Freelander were conducted. The injury and head protection ratings for the driver are based on just the second test. Measures taken from the driver in the first test were not used because of a dummy malfunction. Injury and head protection ratings for the rear-seat passenger are based on both tests. Structural ratings also are based on both tests.
Driver — Measures taken from the dummy indicate that rib fractures and/or internal organ injuries would be likely in a crash of this severity. A fracture of the pelvis would also be possible.
Passenger — Measures taken from the dummies in the two tests, taken together, indicate that serious head injuries would be possible in a crash of this severity. The risk of significant injuries to other body regions is low.
Driver — The dummy's head came close to the intruding barrier. Although the barrier did not hit the head, this test indicates that a taller occupant or one in a higher seating position would be at risk of a direct hit.
Passenger — The dummy's head was hit by the pillar behind the rear passenger door in both tests. This pillar is required by federal standard to provide some protection for occupants' heads.
Tested vehicle specifications
|Tested vehicle||2002 and 2003 Land Rover Freelander S 4wd|
|Weight|| 3,545 lbs.|
|Engine||2.5 L V6|
|EPA ratings||17 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)||45|
|Lateral force (kN)||3.4|
|Maximum deflection (mm)||56|
|Average deflection (mm)||42|
|Maximum deflection rate (m/s)||9.26|
|Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)||2.40|
|Iliac force (kN)||3.3|
|Acetabulum force (kN)||2.3|
|Combined force (kN)||5.4|
Passenger injury measures
|Lateral deflection (mm)||30||36|
|Lateral force (kN)||1.3||1.5|
|Maximum deflection (mm)||29||43|
|Average deflection (mm)||20||33|
|Maximum deflection rate (m/s)||3.34||7.88|
|Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)||0.43||1.06|
|Iliac force (kN)||1.4||1.3|
|Acetabulum force (kN)||3.1||3.5|
|Combined force (kN)||4.3||4.3|