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2005 Suzuki Grand Vitara XL-7

Midsize SUV
  • Moderate overlap front
    G
  • Head restraints & seats
    P
2001 Suzuki Grand Vitara XL-7 shown
2001 Suzuki Grand Vitara XL-7 shown
1
Antilock brakes (optional)
2
Daytime running lights
Model yearFront small overlapFront moderate overlapSideRoof strengthHead restraints & seats
2006
G
P
2005
G
P
2004
G
2003
G
2002
G
2001
G

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 Grand Vitara XL-7 Plus 4wd
Weight 3,682 lbs.
Side airbagsnone
Wheelbase110 in.
Length184 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 IDCEF0116
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 IDCEF0116
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

Applies to 2005-06 models

Overall evaluation
P
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry
M
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)92
Distance below top of head (mm)55
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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