Suzuki Forenza2004-08 models
results also apply to: 2005-08 Suzuki Reno
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 Forenza was introduced in the 2004 model year. The Reno hatchback was introduced in the 2005 model year, and both cars received side airbags and advanced frontal airbags in 2005.
Restraints/dummy kinematics — Dummy movement was reasonably well controlled. During rebound, the dummy's head hit the B-pillar and roof rail.
Injury measures — Measures taken from the neck, chest, and left leg indicate low risk of injuries to these body regions in a crash of this severity. High head accelerations occurred when the dummy's head hit both the steering wheel through the airbag and the B-pillar, indicating that head injuries would be possible. Forces on the right tibia indicate that injuries to the lower leg would be possible.
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 greasepaint indicates where the dummy’s head hit the B-pillar during rebound. Head acceleration from this hit was high.
- Forces on the lower right leg were high enough to indicate the possibility of injury.
- Side airbags: front seat-mounted combination head and torso airbags (beginning with 2005 Forenza and Reno models)
- Antilock brakes (optional)
- Daytime running lights
Tested vehicle specifications:
- 2005 Suzuki Forenza S 4-door
- Class: Small car
- Weight: 2,853 lbs.
- Side airbags: front seat-mounted combination head and torso airbags
- Wheelbase: 102 in.
- Length: 177 in.
- Width: 68 in.
- Engine: 2.0 L 4-cylinder
- EPA ratings: 22 mpg city | 30 mpg highway