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2007 Suzuki XL7

Midsize SUV
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  • Side
    A
  • Head restraints & seats
    M
1
Side airbags: head curtain airbags for all three rows of seats
2
Rollover sensor: designed to deploy the side curtain airbags in the event of an impending rollover
3
Electronic stability control
4
Antilock brakes
5
Daytime running lights
Model yearFront small overlapFront moderate overlapSideRoof strengthHead restraints & seats
2009
G
A
M
2008
G
A
M
2007
A
M

Applies to 2007-09 models

Overall evaluation
A
Structure and safety cage
P
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
G
Torso
G
Pelvis/leg
G
Head protection
G
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
G
Torso
G
Pelvis/leg
G
Head protection
G
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The Suzuki XL7 was redesigned for the 2007 model year. During the crash, welds within the B-pillar separated and the inner portion of the pillar intruded excessively into the occupant compartment, resulting in a rating of Poor for the structure.

Injury measures

Driver — Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.

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 XL7 Luxury 4wd
Weight 4,063 lbs.
Side airbagsstandard head curtain airbags for all three rows of seats
Wheelbase112 in.
Length197 in.
Width72 in.
Engine3.6 L V6
EPA ratings15 mpg city / 22 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCES0742
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.
3.5

Driver injury measures

Test IDCES0742
Head HIC-15276
Neck
Tension (kN)2.1
Compression (kN)0.0
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)55
Lateral force (kN)2.5
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)37
Average deflection (mm)30
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)6.11
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.77
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)1.7
Acetabulum force (kN)2.8
Combined force (kN)4.2
Left femur
L-M force (kN)0.3
L-M moment (Nm)55
A-P moment (Nm) 28

Passenger injury measures

Test IDCES0742
Head HIC-15183
Neck
Tension (kN)0.6
Compression (kN)0.2
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)38
Lateral force (kN)2.2
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)48
Average deflection (mm)30
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)5.49
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.73
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)0.2
Acetabulum force (kN)3.1
Combined force (kN)3.1
Left femur
L-M force (kN)0.3
L-M moment (Nm)123
A-P moment (Nm) 65

Applies to 2007-09 models

Overall evaluation
M
Dynamic rating
M
Seat/head restraint geometry
A
Important: Ratings for head restraints & seats should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

Seat type

Manual-power leather seats

How this test is conducted

Seat typeManual-power leather seats
Geometry
Backset (mm)88
Distance below top of head (mm)5
Seat design parameters
Pass/failFail
Max T1 acceleration (g)9.8
Head contact time (ms)86
Force ratingModerate
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N)138
Max neck tension (N)561

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