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2002 Mini Cooper

Minicar
  • Moderate overlap front
    G
  • Head restraints & seats
    M
1
Side airbags: front and rear head tubular airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
2
Electronic stability control (optional)
3
Antilock brakes
4
Daytime running lights (programmable by dealer)
Model yearFront small overlapFront moderate overlapSideRoof strengthHead restraints & seats
2014
G
2013
G
A
A
G
2012
G
A
A
G
2011
G
A
A
G
2010
G
A
A
G
2009
G
A
A
G
2008
G
A
A
A
2007
G
A
A
2006
G
A
M
2005
G
M
2004
G
M
2003
G
M
2002
G
M

Applies to 2002-06 models

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

The Mini Cooper was introduced in the 2002 model year. A redesign is expected for the early part of calendar year 2007.

Injury measures

Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

Dummy movement was reasonably well controlled. During rebound, the dummy's head leaned partway out the open side window.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2002 Mini Cooper 2-door
Weight 2,496 lbs.
Side airbagsfront and rear head tubular airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase97 in.
Length143 in.
Width66 in.
Engine1.6 L 4-cylinder
EPA ratings28 mpg city / 37 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCEF0222
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm)4
Left (cm)4
Center (cm)5
Right (cm)3
Brake pedal (cm)4
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm)4
Right (cm)2
Steering column movement
Upward (cm)1
Rearward (cm)0
A-pillar rearward movement (cm)5

Driver injury measures

Test IDCEF0222
Head
HIC-15205
Peak gs at hard contactno contact
Neck
Tension (kN)1.7
Extension bending moment (Nm)29
Maximum Nij 0.30
Chest maximum compression (mm)31
Legs
Femur force - left (kN)3.0
Femur force - right (kN)3.8
Knee displacement - left (mm)10
Knee displacement - right (mm)11
Maximum tibia index - left0.71
Maximum tibia index - right0.73
Tibia axial force - left (kN)3.6
Tibia axial force - right (kN)3.2
Foot acceleration (g)
Left94
Right82

Applies to 2002-06 models

Overall evaluation
M
Dynamic rating
M
Seat/head restraint geometry
G
Important: Ratings for head restraints & seats should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

Seat type

All seats

How this test is conducted

Seat typeAll seats
Geometry
Backset (mm)32
Distance below top of head (mm)33
Seat design parameters
Pass/failFail
Max T1 acceleration (g)11.0
Head contact time (ms)88
Force ratingModerate
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N)175
Max neck tension (N)653

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