Suzuki Verona2004-06 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 Suzuki Verona was introduced in the 2004 model year and discontinued after the 2006 model year.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has evaluated the crashworthiness of the Verona in two 40 mph frontal offset crash tests into deformable barriers. In the first test, the driver airbag deployed improperly because of reversed wiring. This led Suzuki to fix the wiring on cars in production and to initiate a safety recall to modify at its cost vehicles produced earlier. The Institute tested a second Verona with the fix and the airbag inflated correctly. Ratings of the Verona are based on the results of the second test, except structural performance is based on both tests.
Restraints/dummy kinematics — Dummy movement was reasonably well controlled in the second test. During rebound, the dummy's head hit the B-pillar, roof rail, and grab handle. Also, the driver's seat pitched forward slightly and tipped toward the door.
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 both tibias indicate that injuries to the lower right leg would be likely and injuries to the lower left leg would be possible. Head accelerations from the B-pillar, roof rail, and grab handle hits were low.
Left to right:
- Action shot taken during the second of two frontal offset crash tests.
- The dummy's position in relation to the steering wheel and instrument panel after both crash tests indicates that the driver's survival space was maintained well (second test shown).
- Smeared greasepaint indicates where the dummy's head hit the B-pillar, roof rail, and grab handle during rebound in the second test. Head accelerations from these hits were low.
- Forces on the lower right leg were high enough to indicate the likelihood of injuries.
- Side airbags: front seat-mounted combination head and torso airbags (2005-06 models)
- Antilock brakes (optional)
- Daytime running lights
Tested vehicle specifications:
- 2004 Suzuki Verona LX and EX 4-door
- Class: Midsize moderately priced car
- Weight: 3,385 lbs.
- Side airbags: none
- Wheelbase: 106 in.
- Length: 188 in.
- Width: 72 in.
- Engine: 2.5 L 6-cylinder
- EPA ratings: 20 mpg city | 27 mpg highway