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2001 Suzuki Grand Vitara XL-7

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2001 Suzuki Grand Vitara XL-7
2001 Suzuki Grand Vitara XL-7
1
Antilock brakes (optional)
2
Daytime running lights
Model year Front overlap SideRoof strengthHead restraints & seatsFront crash prevention
SmallModerate
2006
G
P
Crash avoidance rating
2005
G
P
Crash avoidance rating
2004
G
Crash avoidance rating
2003
G
Crash avoidance rating
2002
G
Crash avoidance rating
2001
G
Crash avoidance rating

Applies to 2001-06 models

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

The Suzuki Grand Vitara XL-7 was introduced in the 2001 model year.

Injury measures

Measures taken from the head, neck, and chest indicate low risk of injuries to these body regions in a crash of this severity. Forces on the left tibia indicate that injury to the lower leg would be possible. Head acceleration from the B-pillar hit was low.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

Dummy movement was reasonably well controlled. The driver's seat tipped toward the B-pillar. During rebound, the dummy's head hit the B-pillar.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2001 Suzuki Gr Vitara XL-7 Plus 4-door 4wd
Weight 3,682 lbs.
Side airbagsnone
Wheelbase110 in.
Length179 in.
Width70 in.
Engine2.7 L V6
EPA ratings17 mpg city / 20 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm)12
Left (cm)13
Center (cm)13
Right (cm)6
Brake pedal (cm)7
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm)-2
Right (cm)-1
Steering column movement
Upward (cm)6
Rearward (cm)6
A-pillar rearward movement (cm)2

Driver injury measures

Test ID
Head
HIC-15296
Peak gs at hard contact55
Neck
Tension (kN)2.4
Extension bending moment (Nm)40
Maximum Nij 0.57
Chest maximum compression (mm)31
Legs
Femur force - left (kN)4.0
Femur force - right (kN)4.8
Knee displacement - left (mm)0
Knee displacement - right (mm)7
Maximum tibia index - left0.41
Maximum tibia index - right0.38
Tibia axial force - left (kN)4.1
Tibia axial force - right (kN)2.2
Foot acceleration (g)
Left143
Right59

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