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2012 Suzuki SX4

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2011 Suzuki SX4 shown
2011 Suzuki SX4 shown
Crashworthiness
  • Moderate overlap front
    G
  • Side
    G
  • Roof strength
    M
  • Head restraints & seats
    M

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Model year Front overlap Side Roof strength Head restraints & seats Front crash prevention
Small Moderate
2013
G
G
M
Crash avoidance rating
Not available
2012
G
G
M
M
Crash avoidance rating
2011
G
G
M
M
Crash avoidance rating
2010
G
G
M
M
Crash avoidance rating
2009
G
G
M
M
Crash avoidance rating
2008
G
G
M
M
Crash avoidance rating
2007
G
G
M
M
Crash avoidance rating

Applies to 2007-13 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
A
Important: Frontal crash test ratings should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

The Suzuki SX4 sedan was introduced in the 2008 model year. The frontal offset crash test ratings also apply to the station wagon (5-door) versions of the SX4, which were introduced in the 2007 model year. The SX4 was 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. Head accelerations from the window frame hits were low.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

Dummy movement was reasonably well controlled. During rebound, the dummy's head leaned partway out the open side window and hit the top and rear portions of the window frame.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle 2008 Suzuki SX4 4-door
Weight 2,830 lbs.
Side airbags front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase 98 in.
Length 178 in.
Width 68 in.
Engine 2.0 L 4-cylinder
EPA ratings 23 mpg city / 31 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CEF0823
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 4
Left (cm) 7
Center (cm) 7
Right (cm) 7
Brake pedal (cm) 9
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 1
Right (cm) 0
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) -4
Rearward (cm) -1
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 1

Driver injury measures

Test ID CEF0823
Head
HIC-15 325
Peak gs at hard contact 11
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.1
Extension bending moment (Nm) 20
Maximum Nij 0.24
Chest maximum compression (mm) 30
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 0.2
Femur force - right (kN) 1.0
Knee displacement - left (mm) 0
Knee displacement - right (mm) 0
Maximum tibia index - left 0.37
Maximum tibia index - right 0.59
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 2.0
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 2.2
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 56
Right 63

Applies to 2007-13 models

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
G
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
G
Torso
A
Pelvis/leg
G
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 SX4 sedan was introduced in the 2008 model year. The side impact crash test ratings also apply to the station wagon (5-door) versions of the SX4, which were introduced in the 2007 model year. The SX4 was discontinued after the 2013 model year.

Injury measures

Driver — Measures taken from the dummy indicate that rib fractures 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 vehicle 2008 Suzuki SX4 4-door
Weight 2,825 lbs.
Side airbags standard front and rear head curtain airbags and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase 98 in.
Length 178 in.
Width 68 in.
Engine 2.0 L 4-cylinder
EPA ratings 23 mpg city / 31 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CES0851
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.
-12.5

Driver injury measures

Test ID CES0851
Head HIC-15 180
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.8
Compression (kN) 0.0
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 49
Lateral force (kN) 1.3
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 43
Average deflection (mm) 41
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 4.27
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.69
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 1.5
Acetabulum force (kN) 3.3
Combined force (kN) 4.4
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 1.0
L-M moment (Nm) 163
A-P moment (Nm) 45

Passenger injury measures

Test ID CES0851
Head HIC-15 186
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.3
Compression (kN) 0.3
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 59
Lateral force (kN) 1.7
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 38
Average deflection (mm) 34
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 4.02
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.68
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 1.7
Acetabulum force (kN) 3.4
Combined force (kN) 4.8
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.5
L-M moment (Nm) 106
A-P moment (Nm) -47

Applies to 2007-12 models

Overall evaluation
M
Curb weight 2,868 lbs
Peak force 9,145 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio 3.19
Tested vehicle
Rating applies only to 4-door sedan.
2011 Suzuki SX4 LE Anniversary Edition 4-door
Roof strength test ratings can be compared across vehicle categories.

In the test, the strength of the roof is determined by pushing a metal plate against one side of it at a slow but constant speed. The force applied relative to the vehicle's weight is known as the strength-to-weight ratio. This graph shows how the ratio varied as the test of this vehicle progressed. The peak strength-to-weight ratio recorded at any time before the roof is crushed 5 inches is the key measurement of roof strength.

A good rating requires a strength-to-weight ratio of at least 4. In other words, the roof must withstand a force of at least 4 times the vehicle's weight before the plate crushes the roof by 5 inches. For an acceptable rating, the minimum required strength-to-weight ratio is 3.25. For a marginal rating, it is 2.5. Anything lower than that is poor.

How this test is conducted

Applies to 2007-13 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

Manual cloth seats

How this test is conducted

Seat type Manual cloth seats
Geometry
Backset (mm) 35
Distance below top of head (mm) 32
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Fail
Max T1 acceleration (g) 10.2
Head contact time (ms) 73
Force rating 2
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N) 110
Max neck tension (N) 652
1
Side airbags: front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags (standard)
2
Rear seat-mounted torso airbags (beginning with 2011 models)
3
Electronic stability control (standard on 2012-13 models, optional on 2007-11 models)
4
Antilock brakes
5
Daytime running lights

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