Buick Park Avenue1997-2005 models
MODERATE OVERLAP FRONT TEST
|Structure/safety cage||Injury measures||Restraints/dummy kinematics|
|Head/neck||Chest||Leg/foot, left||Leg/foot, right|
Important: Frontal crash test ratings can be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.
Good Acceptable Marginal Poor
The Buick Park Avenue was redesigned for the 1997 model year and was discontinued after the 2005 model year.
Restraints/dummy kinematics — Dummy movement was well controlled. During rebound, the dummy moved toward the driver door, and its head hit the B-pillar, head restraint, and shoulder belt housing.
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 B-pillar and shoulder belt housing hits were low.
Left to right:
- Action shot taken during the frontal offset crash test.
- The dummy's position in relation to the steering wheel and instrument panel after the crash test indicates that the driver's survival space was maintained well.
- Smeared white greasepaint shows where the dummy's head hit the head restraint and shoulder belt housing during rebound. Front lap/shoulder belts are mounted to the seats.
- There was little change in the position of the dummy's feet following the crash test. Injury risk was low.
- Side airbags: front seat-mounted torso airbags (standard, 2000-05 models)
- Electronic stability control (optional, 2000-05 models)
- Antilock brakes
- Daytime running lights
Tested vehicle specifications:
- 1999 Buick Park Avenue 4-door
- Class: Large luxury car
- Weight: 3,794 lbs.
- Side airbags: none
- Wheelbase: 114 in.
- Length: 207 in.
- Width: 75 in.
- Engine: 3.8 L V6
- EPA ratings: 19 mpg city | 28 mpg highway