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2013 Suzuki SX4

Small car

Crashworthiness
Front crash
prevention
Crash avoidance rating
Not Available
  • Moderate overlap front
    G
  • Side
    G
  • Head restraints & seats
    M
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
Model yearFront small overlapFront moderate overlapSideRoof strengthHead restraints & seats
2013
G
G
M
2012
G
G
M
M
2011
G
G
M
M
2010
G
G
M
M
2009
G
G
M
M
2008
G
G
M
M
2007
G
G
M
M

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 vehicle2008 Suzuki SX4 4-door
Weight 2,831 lbs.
Side airbagsfront and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase98 in.
Length178 in.
Width68 in.
Engine2.0 L 4-cylinder
EPA ratings23 mpg city / 31 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCEF0823
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 IDCEF0823
Head
HIC-15325
Peak gs at hard contact11.000000
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 - left0.37
Maximum tibia index - right0.59
Tibia axial force - left (kN)2.0
Tibia axial force - right (kN)2.2
Foot acceleration (g)
Left56
Right63

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 vehicle2008 Suzuki SX4 4-door
Weight 2,826 lbs.
Side airbagsstandard front and rear head curtain airbags and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase98 in.
Length178 in.
Width68 in.
Engine2.0 L 4-cylinder
EPA ratings23 mpg city / 31 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCES0851
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 IDCES0851
Head HIC-15180
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 IDCES0851
Head HIC-15186
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 2007-13 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

Manual cloth seats

How this test is conducted

Seat typeManual cloth seats
Geometry
Backset (mm)35
Distance below top of head (mm)32
Seat design parameters
Pass/failFail
Max T1 acceleration (g)10.2
Head contact time (ms)73
Force ratingModerate
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N)110
Max neck tension (N)652

Applies to 2013 models

Overall evaluation

Crash avoidance rating
Not Available

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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