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2004 Suzuki Verona

Midsize moderately priced car
  • Moderate overlap front
    A
  • Side
    P
  • Head restraints & seats
    P
1
Side airbags: front seat-mounted combination head and torso airbags (2005-06 models)
2
Antilock brakes (optional)
3
Daytime running lights
Model yearFront small overlapFront moderate overlapSideRoof strengthHead restraints & seats
2006
A
M
P
2005
A
M
P
2004
A
P
P

Applies to 2004-06 models

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

The Suzuki Verona was introduced in the 2004 model year and discontinued after the 2006 model year.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has evaluated the crashworthiness of the Verona in two 40 mph frontal offset crash tests into deformable barriers. In the first test, the driver airbag deployed improperly because of reversed wiring. This led Suzuki to fix the wiring on cars in production and to initiate a safety recall to modify at its cost vehicles produced earlier. The Institute tested a second Verona with the fix and the airbag inflated correctly. Ratings of the Verona are based on the results of the second test, except structural performance is based on both tests.

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 both tibias indicate that injuries to the lower right leg would be likely and injuries to the lower left leg would be possible. Head accelerations from the B-pillar, roof rail, and grab handle hits were low.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

Dummy movement was reasonably well controlled in the second test. During rebound, the dummy's head hit the B-pillar, roof rail, and grab handle. Also, the driver's seat pitched forward slightly and tipped toward the door.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2004 Suzuki Verona LX and EX 4-door
Weight 3,385 lbs.
Side airbagsnone
Wheelbase106 in.
Length188 in.
Width72 in.
Engine2.5 L 6-cylinder
EPA ratings20 mpg city / 27 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCEF0325CEF0403
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm)1514
Left (cm)1921
Center (cm)1820
Right (cm)1315
Brake pedal (cm)1315
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm)42
Right (cm)44
Steering column movement
Upward (cm)-1-3
Rearward (cm)-5-7
A-pillar rearward movement (cm)26

Driver injury measures

Test IDCEF0403
Head
HIC-15197
Peak gs at hard contact47
Neck
Tension (kN)1.3
Extension bending moment (Nm)7
Maximum Nij 0.55
Chest maximum compression (mm)28
Legs
Femur force - left (kN)2.8
Femur force - right (kN)4.8
Knee displacement - left (mm)6
Knee displacement - right (mm)6
Maximum tibia index - left1.02
Maximum tibia index - right1.22
Tibia axial force - left (kN)2.0
Tibia axial force - right (kN)5.0
Foot acceleration (g)
Left50
Right131

Applies to 2004 models

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

The Suzuki Verona was introduced in the 2004 model year and discontinued after the 2006 model year. Seat-mounted side airbags designed to protect drivers' and front passengers' heads and torsos were made standard in 2005-06 models. (In 2004 no side airbags were available.)

Two tests of the Verona were conducted, one a 2005 model equipped with standard side airbags, and one a 2004 model without side airbags. These vehicles are rated separately, except that the structural ratings and rear passenger head protection ratings for both vehicles are based on both tests.

Injury measures

Driver — Measures taken from the dummy indicate that serious skull fracture and/or brain injuries, plus rib fractures and/or internal organ injuries would be likely in a crash of this severity. Neck injuries and a fracture of the pelvis also would be possible. In addition, loading to the shoulder was excessive. The seat belt unlatched late in the crash after the maximum injury measures occurred, but seat belts should never become unbuckled.

Passenger — Measures taken from the dummy indicate that rib fractures plus a left femur fracture would be possible in a crash of this severity. In addition, loading to the shoulder was excessive.

Head protection

Driver — The dummy's head was hit by the intruding barrier, producing high head injury measures.

Passenger — In tests of both the 2005 and 2004 models, the dummy's head was hit by the window frame and window sill of the rear passenger door. These hits did not produce high head injury measures. However, hitting the window areas should be prevented.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2004 Suzuki Verona EX 4-door
Weight 3,404 lbs.
Side airbagsnone
Wheelbase106 in.
Length188 in.
Width72 in.
Engine2.5 L 6-cylinder
EPA ratings20 mpg city / 27 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCES0318CES0511
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.
-1.5-1.5

Driver injury measures

Test IDCES0318
Head HIC-151,091
Neck
Tension (kN)2.5
Compression (kN)1.1
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)64
Lateral force (kN)5.8
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)52
Average deflection (mm)46
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)7.73
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)1.76
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)3.9
Acetabulum force (kN)2.7
Combined force (kN)6.6
Left femur
L-M force (kN)0.7
L-M moment (Nm)111
A-P moment (Nm) 33

Passenger injury measures

Test IDCES0318
Head HIC-15559
Neck
Tension (kN)1.7
Compression (kN)0.3
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)61
Lateral force (kN)3.3
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)45
Average deflection (mm)40
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)5.05
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.84
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)0.9
Acetabulum force (kN)1.9
Combined force (kN)2.1
Left femur
L-M force (kN)2.5
L-M moment (Nm)311
A-P moment (Nm) -75

Applies to 2004 models

Overall evaluation
P
Dynamic rating
P
Seat/head restraint geometry
A
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)60
Distance below top of head (mm)75
Seat design parameters
Pass/failFail
Max T1 acceleration (g)12.4
Head contact time (ms)102
Force ratingHigh
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N)268
Max neck tension (N)1,138

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