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2003 Suzuki Aerio

Small car
  • Moderate overlap front
    G
  • Head restraints & seats
    M
2002 Suzuki Aerio shown
2002 Suzuki Aerio shown
1
Side airbags: front seat-mounted torso airbags (beginning with 2005 models)
2
Antilock brakes (standard beginning with 2006 models, optional on 2002-05 models)
3
Daytime running lights
Model yearFront small overlapFront moderate overlapSideRoof strengthHead restraints & seats
2007
G
P
M
2006
G
P
M
2005
G
P
M
2004
G
M
2003
G
M
2002
G
M

Applies to 2002-07 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
G
Important: Frontal crash test ratings should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

The Suzuki Aerio was introduced in the 2002 model year.

Injury measures

Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity. Head acceleration from the roof rail hit was low.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

Dummy movement was well controlled. During rebound, the dummy's head hit the roof rail.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2002 Suzuki Aerio S 4-door
Weight 2,694 lbs.
Side airbagsnone
Wheelbase98 in.
Length171 in.
Width67 in.
Engine2.0 L 4-cylinder
EPA ratings26 mpg city / 31 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCEF0217
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm)8
Left (cm)13
Center (cm)11
Right (cm)11
Brake pedal (cm)5
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm)0
Right (cm)-1
Steering column movement
Upward (cm)-1
Rearward (cm)4
A-pillar rearward movement (cm)0

Driver injury measures

Test IDCEF0217
Head
HIC-15170
Peak gs at hard contact45.000000
Neck
Tension (kN)1.3
Extension bending moment (Nm)31
Maximum Nij 0.47
Chest maximum compression (mm)34
Legs
Femur force - left (kN)2.6
Femur force - right (kN)1.7
Knee displacement - left (mm)4
Knee displacement - right (mm)1
Maximum tibia index - left0.39
Maximum tibia index - right0.55
Tibia axial force - left (kN)1.3
Tibia axial force - right (kN)2.3
Foot acceleration (g)
Left81
Right59

Applies to 2002-07 models

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

Seat type

All seats

How this test is conducted

Seat typeAll seats
Geometry
Backset (mm)60
Distance below top of head (mm)36
Seat design parameters
Pass/failFail
Max T1 acceleration (g)12.3
Head contact time (ms)85
Force ratingModerate
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N)164
Max neck tension (N)745

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