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2005 Suzuki Aerio

Small car
Crashworthiness
  • Moderate overlap front
    G
  • Side
    P
  • Head restraints & seats
    M

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Model year Front overlap Side Roof strength Head restraints & seats Front crash prevention
Small Moderate
2007
G
P
M
Crash avoidance rating
2006
G
P
M
Crash avoidance rating
2005
G
P
M
Crash avoidance rating
2004
G
M
Crash avoidance rating
2003
G
M
Crash avoidance rating
2002
G
M
Crash avoidance rating

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 vehicle 2002 Suzuki Aerio S 4-door
Weight 2,694 lbs.
Side airbags none
Wheelbase 98 in.
Length 171 in.
Width 67 in.
Engine 2.0 L 4-cylinder
EPA ratings 26 mpg city / 31 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CEF0217
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 ID CEF0217
Head
HIC-15 170
Peak gs at hard contact 45
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 - left 0.39
Maximum tibia index - right 0.55
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 1.3
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 2.3
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 81
Right 59

Applies to 2005-07 models

Overall evaluation
P
Structure and safety cage
A
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
P
Torso
A
Pelvis/leg
P
Head protection
P
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
G
Torso
G
Pelvis/leg
G
Head protection
A
Side crash test ratings can be compared across vehicle categories.

The Suzuki Aerio was introduced for the 2002 model year. Front seat-mounted side torso airbags became standard beginning with 2005 models (they were unavailable in 2004 and earlier models).

Injury measures

Driver — Measures taken from the dummy indicate that serious skull fracture and/or brain injuries plus a fracture of the pelvis would be likely in a crash of this severity. Rib fractures and/or internal organ injuries also would be possible.

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

Head protection

Driver — The dummy's head was hit by the intruding barrier, producing high head injury measures.

Passenger — The dummy's head was hit by the pillar behind the rear passenger door. This pillar is required by federal standard to provide some protection for occupants' heads.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle 2005 Suzuki Aerio S 4-door
Weight 2,721 lbs.
Side airbags standard front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase 98 in.
Length 171 in.
Width 67 in.
Engine 2.3 L 4-cylinder
EPA ratings 25 mpg city / 31 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CES0429
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.
-6.0

Driver injury measures

Test ID CES0429
Head HIC-15 1,399
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.8
Compression (kN) 0.3
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 52
Lateral force (kN) 2.2
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 45
Average deflection (mm) 42
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 5.54
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 1.05
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 4.3
Acetabulum force (kN) 4.0
Combined force (kN) 7.9
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.8
L-M moment (Nm) 102
A-P moment (Nm) 50

Passenger injury measures

Test ID CES0429
Head HIC-15 557
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.3
Compression (kN) 1.7
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 42
Lateral force (kN) 1.8
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 50
Average deflection (mm) 34
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 5.10
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 1.00
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 1.0
Acetabulum force (kN) 3.6
Combined force (kN) 4.2
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 1.4
L-M moment (Nm) 172
A-P moment (Nm) -80

Applies to 2002-07 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 type All seats
Geometry
Backset (mm) 60
Distance below top of head (mm) 36
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Fail
Max T1 acceleration (g) 12.3
Head contact time (ms) 85
Force rating 2
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N) 164
Max neck tension (N) 745
1
Side airbags: front seat-mounted torso airbags (beginning with 2005 models)
2
Antilock brakes (standard beginning with 2006 models, optional on 2005 models)
3
Daytime running lights

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