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2005 Land Rover Freelander

Small SUV
  • Moderate overlap front
    A
  • Side
    P
2003 Land Rover Freelander shown
2003 Land Rover Freelander shown
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Antilock brakes
Model yearFront small overlapFront moderate overlapSideRoof strengthHead restraints & seats
2005
A
P
2004
A
P
2003
A
P
2002
A
P

Applies to 2002-05 models

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

The Land Rover Freelander was introduced in the 2002 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 the left knee indicate that injuries to the knee would be possible. Head accelerations were low from the glass hit and negligible from the roof rail and window frame hits.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

Dummy movement wasn't well controlled. During rebound, the head moved toward the driver door, which had bent outward, and hit the side glass, which had lifted out of its channel. The head then hit the roof rail and upper window frame. The driver's seat also pitched forward and tipped against the B-pillar. Because of this and the upward movement of the steering wheel, the wheel finished too close to the dummy's chest.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2002 Land Rover Freelander S 4wd
Weight 3,549 lbs.
Side airbagsnone
Wheelbase101 in.
Length175 in.
Width71 in.
Engine2.5 L V6
EPA ratings17 mpg city / 21 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCEF0215
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm)9
Left (cm)13
Center (cm)13
Right (cm)10
Brake pedal (cm)10
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm)6
Right (cm)5
Steering column movement
Upward (cm)8
Rearward (cm)1
A-pillar rearward movement (cm)3

Driver injury measures

Test IDCEF0215
Head
HIC-15284
Peak gs at hard contact23
Neck
Tension (kN)2.3
Extension bending moment (Nm)43
Maximum Nij 0.46
Chest maximum compression (mm)38
Legs
Femur force - left (kN)5.1
Femur force - right (kN)5.4
Knee displacement - left (mm)13
Knee displacement - right (mm)8
Maximum tibia index - left0.68
Maximum tibia index - right0.56
Tibia axial force - left (kN)0.9
Tibia axial force - right (kN)2.6
Foot acceleration (g)
Left61
Right128

Applies to 2002-05 models

Overall evaluation
P
Structure and safety cage
P
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
G
Torso
P
Pelvis/leg
A
Head protection
M
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
A
Torso
G
Pelvis/leg
G
Head protection
A
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.

Injury measures

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.

Head protection

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 vehicle2002 and 2003 Land Rover Freelander S 4wd
Weight 3,545 lbs.
Side airbagsnone
Wheelbase101 in.
Length175 in.
Width71 in.
Engine2.5 L V6
EPA ratings17 mpg city / 20 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCES0201CES0309
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.
0.51.0

Driver injury measures

Test IDCES0309
Head HIC-15281
Neck
Tension (kN)2.1
Compression (kN)0.0
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)45
Lateral force (kN)3.4
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)56
Average deflection (mm)42
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)9.26
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)2.40
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)3.3
Acetabulum force (kN)2.3
Combined force (kN)5.4
Left femur
L-M force (kN)0.4
L-M moment (Nm)72
A-P moment (Nm) -24

Passenger injury measures

Test IDCES0201CES0309
Head HIC-15580784
Neck
Tension (kN)0.50.6
Compression (kN)1.51.8
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)3036
Lateral force (kN)1.31.5
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)2943
Average deflection (mm)2033
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)3.347.88
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.431.06
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)1.41.3
Acetabulum force (kN)3.13.5
Combined force (kN)4.34.3
Left femur
L-M force (kN)0.30.3
L-M moment (Nm)11886
A-P moment (Nm) 38-27

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