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2007 Suzuki Forenza

Small car
  • Moderate overlap front
    A
  • Side
    P
  • Head restraints & seats
    P
2005 Suzuki Forenza shown
2005 Suzuki Forenza shown
1
Side airbags: front seat-mounted combination head and torso airbags
2
Antilock brakes (optional)
3
Daytime running lights
Model yearFront small overlapFront moderate overlapSideRoof strengthHead restraints & seats
2008
A
P
P
2007
A
P
P
2006
A
P
P
2005
A
P
P
2004
A
P

Applies to 2004-08 models

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

The Suzuki Forenza was introduced in the 2004 model year. The Reno hatchback was introduced in the 2005 model year, and both cars received side airbags and advanced frontal airbags in 2005.

Injury measures

Measures taken from the neck, chest, and left leg indicate low risk of injuries to these body regions in a crash of this severity. High head accelerations occurred when the dummy's head hit both the steering wheel through the airbag and the B-pillar, indicating that head injuries would be possible. Forces on the right tibia indicate that injuries to the lower leg would be possible.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

Dummy movement was reasonably well controlled. During rebound, the dummy's head hit the B-pillar and roof rail.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2005 Suzuki Forenza S 4-door
Weight 2,853 lbs.
Side airbagsfront seat-mounted combination head and torso airbags
Wheelbase102 in.
Length177 in.
Width68 in.
Engine2.0 L 4-cylinder
EPA ratings22 mpg city / 30 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCEF0420
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm)11
Left (cm)16
Center (cm)15
Right (cm)10
Brake pedal (cm)6
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm)5
Right (cm)3
Steering column movement
Upward (cm)-3
Rearward (cm)-5
A-pillar rearward movement (cm)6

Driver injury measures

Test IDCEF0420
Head
HIC-15288
Peak gs at hard contact147
Neck
Tension (kN)1.7
Extension bending moment (Nm)48
Maximum Nij 0.41
Chest maximum compression (mm)
Legs
Femur force - left (kN)4.3
Femur force - right (kN)3.4
Knee displacement - left (mm)3
Knee displacement - right (mm)5
Maximum tibia index - left0.37
Maximum tibia index - right1.12
Tibia axial force - left (kN)1.8
Tibia axial force - right (kN)4.6
Foot acceleration (g)
Left87
Right133

Applies to 2005-08 models

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

The Suzuki Forenza was introduced in the 2004 model year. Front seat-mounted combination head/torso airbags became standard beginning with 2005 models (they were unavailable in 2004 models).

Injury measures

Driver — Measures taken from the dummy indicate that a fracture of the pelvis would be likely in a crash of this severity. Even though the side airbag protected the dummy’s head from being hit by the intruding barrier, head injuries still would be possible.

Passenger — Measures taken from the dummy indicate that serious skull fracture and/or brain injuries would be likely in a crash of this severity. A fracture of the pelvis would also be possible.

Head protection

Driver — The dummy's head was protected from being hit by any hard structures, including the intruding barrier, by a side airbag that deployed from the seat. Still, moderately high head injury measures were recorded.

Passenger — The dummy's head was hit by the pillar behind the rear passenger door. Although this pillar is required by federal standard to provide some protection for occupants' heads, high injury forces were recorded on the dummy’s head.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2005 Suzuki Forenza S 4-door
Weight 2,822 lbs.
Side airbagsstandard front seat-mounted combination head and torso airbags
Wheelbase102 in.
Length177 in.
Width68 in.
Engine2.0 L 4-cylinder
EPA ratings22 mpg city / 30 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCES0428
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.
1.5

Driver injury measures

Test IDCES0428
Head HIC-15671
Neck
Tension (kN)1.0
Compression (kN)0.3
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)48
Lateral force (kN)1.7
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)25
Average deflection (mm)22
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)5.66
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.66
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)4.5
Acetabulum force (kN)3.4
Combined force (kN)7.8
Left femur
L-M force (kN)1.5
L-M moment (Nm)168
A-P moment (Nm) 36

Passenger injury measures

Test IDCES0428
Head HIC-151,063
Neck
Tension (kN)0.6
Compression (kN)1.5
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)
Lateral force (kN)2.2
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)48
Average deflection (mm)33
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)5.95
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.85
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)2.4
Acetabulum force (kN)4.3
Combined force (kN)5.9
Left femur
L-M force (kN)0.5
L-M moment (Nm)115
A-P moment (Nm) -68

Applies to 2005-08 models

Overall evaluation
P
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry
M
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)92
Distance below top of head (mm)80
Seat design parameters
Pass/failFail
Max T1 acceleration (g)
Head contact time (ms)
Force rating
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N)
Max neck tension (N)

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