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2013 Suzuki Grand Vitara

Small SUV

Crashworthiness
Front crash
prevention
Crash avoidance rating
Not Available
  • Moderate overlap front
    G
  • Side
    A
  • Roof strength
    A
  • Head restraints & seats
    M
2009 Suzuki Grand Vitara shown
2009 Suzuki Grand Vitara shown
1
Side airbags: front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
2
Rollover sensor: designed to deploy the side curtain airbags in the event of an impending rollover (beginning with 2009 models)
3
Electronic stability control
4
Antilock brakes
5
Daytime running lights
Model yearFront small overlapFront moderate overlapSideRoof strengthHead restraints & seats
2013
G
A
A
M
2012
G
A
A
M
2011
G
A
A
M
2010
G
A
A
M
2009
G
A
A
M
2008
G
A
M
M
2007
G
A
M
2006
G
A
M
2005
A
P
P
2004
A
P
P
2003
A
P
P
2002
A
P
2001
A
P
2000
A
P
1999
A
P

Applies to 2006-13 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 Grand Vitara was redesigned for the 2006 model year and discontinued after the 2013 model year.

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 well controlled. During rebound, the dummy's head approached but did not hit the B-pillar.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2008 Suzuki Grand Vitara 4wd
Weight 3,710 lbs.
Side airbagsfront and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted side torso airbags
Wheelbase104 in.
Length176 in.
Width71 in.
Engine2.7 L V6
EPA ratings17 mpg city / 21 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCEF0810
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm)12
Left (cm)15
Center (cm)17
Right (cm)9
Brake pedal (cm)18
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm)3
Right (cm)2
Steering column movement
Upward (cm)8
Rearward (cm)-4
A-pillar rearward movement (cm)3

Driver injury measures

Test IDCEF0810
Head
HIC-15358
Peak gs at hard contactno contact
Neck
Tension (kN)1.4
Extension bending moment (Nm)17
Maximum Nij 0.33
Chest maximum compression (mm)32
Legs
Femur force - left (kN)3.8
Femur force - right (kN)3.2
Knee displacement - left (mm)0
Knee displacement - right (mm)3
Maximum tibia index - left0.19
Maximum tibia index - right0.34
Tibia axial force - left (kN)1.4
Tibia axial force - right (kN)2.5
Foot acceleration (g)
Left58
Right63

Applies to 2006-13 models

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

The Suzuki Grand Vitara was redesigned for the 2006 model year and discontinued after the 2013 model year.

Injury measures

Driver — Measures taken from the dummy indicate that a fracture of the pelvis would be possible in a crash of this severity. The risk of significant injuries to other body regions is low.

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 protected from being hit by any hard structures, including the intruding barrier, by a side curtain airbag that deployed from the roof.

Passenger — The dummy’s head was protected from being hit by any hard structures, including the intruding barrier, by a side curtain airbag that deployed from the roof.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2008 Suzuki Grand Vitara 4wd
Weight 3,719 lbs.
Side airbagsstandard front and rear head curtain airbags and standard front seat-mounted side torso airbags
Wheelbase104 in.
Length176 in.
Width71 in.
Engine2.7 L V6
EPA ratings17 mpg city / 21 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCES0827
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.
-8.5

Driver injury measures

Test IDCES0827
Head HIC-15191
Neck
Tension (kN)0.9
Compression (kN)0.1
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)38
Lateral force (kN)1.8
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)35
Average deflection (mm)26
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)3.77
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.65
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)4.8
Acetabulum force (kN)1.9
Combined force (kN)6.6
Left femur
L-M force (kN)0.2
L-M moment (Nm)80
A-P moment (Nm) -33

Passenger injury measures

Test IDCES0827
Head HIC-15173
Neck
Tension (kN)0.0
Compression (kN)0.6
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)26
Lateral force (kN)1.3
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)19
Average deflection (mm)14
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)1.94
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.15
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)2.1
Acetabulum force (kN)1.5
Combined force (kN)3.4
Left femur
L-M force (kN)0.5
L-M moment (Nm)83
A-P moment (Nm) -42

Applies to 2009-13 models

Overall evaluation
A
Curb weight3,639 lbs
Peak force12,727 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio3.50
Tested vehicle
2009 Suzuki Grand Vitara Premium 4-door 4wd
Roof strength test ratings can be compared across vehicle categories.

How this test is conducted

Applies to 2006-13 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)40
Distance below top of head (mm)40
Seat design parameters
Pass/failFail
Max T1 acceleration (g)13.6
Head contact time (ms)79
Force ratingModerate
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N)63
Max neck tension (N)773

Applies to 2013 models

Overall evaluation

Crash avoidance rating
Not Available
0 points total

Forward collision warning

Not available.
0 points

Low-speed autobrake

Not available.
0 points

High-speed autobrake

Not available.
0 points

How this rating is determined

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