Applies to 2004 models
|Structure and safety cage|
|Driver injury measures|
|Rear passenger injury measures|
|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.
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.
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 vehicle||2004 Suzuki Verona EX 4-door|
|Weight|| 3,404 lbs.|
|Engine||2.5 L 6-cylinder|
|EPA ratings||20 mpg city / 27 mpg highway|
How this test is conducted
Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side
|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.
Driver injury measures
|Lateral deflection (mm)||64|
|Lateral force (kN)||5.8|
|Maximum deflection (mm)||52|
|Average deflection (mm)||46|
|Maximum deflection rate (m/s)||7.73|
|Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)||1.76|
|Iliac force (kN)||3.9|
|Acetabulum force (kN)||2.7|
|Combined force (kN)||6.6|
Passenger injury measures
|Lateral deflection (mm)||61|
|Lateral force (kN)||3.3|
|Maximum deflection (mm)||45|
|Average deflection (mm)||40|
|Maximum deflection rate (m/s)||5.05|
|Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)||0.84|
|Iliac force (kN)||0.9|
|Acetabulum force (kN)||1.9|
|Combined force (kN)||2.1|