Land Rover Freelander2002-05 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 Land Rover Freelander was introduced in the 2002 model year.
Restraints/dummy kinematics — Dummy movement wasn't well controlled. During rebound, the head moved toward the driver door, which had bent outward, and hit the side glass, which had lifted out of its channel. The head then hit the roof rail and upper window frame. The driver's seat also pitched forward and tipped against the B-pillar. Because of this and the upward movement of the steering wheel, the wheel finished too close to the dummy's chest.
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 the left knee indicate that injuries to the knee would be possible. Head accelerations were low from the glass hit and negligible from the roof rail and window frame hits.
Left to right:
- Action shot taken during the frontal offset crash test.
- The dummy's position after the crash test indicates that the steering wheel moved upward and finished too close to the dummy's chest. This proximity was exacerbated by the forward pitching of the driver seat.
- Smeared greasepaint indicates where the dummy's head twisted around and hit the side glass during rebound. Head acceleration from this hit was low.
- Measures on the left knee indicated the possibility of injury when the knee hit the instrument panel and steering column.
- Antilock brakes
Tested vehicle specifications:
- 2002 Land Rover Freelander S 4wd
- Class: Small SUV
- Weight: 3,549 lbs.
- Side airbags: none
- Wheelbase: 101 in.
- Length: 175 in.
- Width: 71 in.
- Engine: 2.5 L V6
- EPA ratings: 17 mpg city | 21 mpg highway