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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 year Front overlap SideRoof strengthHead restraints & seatsFront crash prevention
SmallModerate
2009
G
A
M
Crash avoidance rating
2008
G
A
M
Crash avoidance rating
2007
A
M
Crash avoidance rating

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
Side crash test ratings can be compared across vehicle categories.

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 4-door 4wd
Weight 4,062 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.
-4.0

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 rating2
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N)138
Max neck tension (N)561

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