Suzuki Verona2004 models
SIDE IMPACT TEST NO SIDE AIRBAGS AVAILABLE
|Injury measures||Head protection||Structure/safety cage|
Important: Side impact crash test ratings can be compared across vehicle type and weight categories.
Good Acceptable Marginal Poor
The Suzuki Verona was introduced in the 2004 model year and discontinued after the 2006 model year. Seat-mounted side airbags designed to protect drivers' and front passengers' heads and torsos were made standard in 2005-06 models. (In 2004 no side airbags were available.)
Two tests of the Verona were conducted, one a 2005 model equipped with standard side airbags, and one a 2004 model without side airbags. These vehicles are rated separately, except that the structural ratings and rear passenger head protection ratings for both vehicles are based on both tests.
Driver — Measures taken from the dummy indicate that serious skull fracture and/or brain injuries, plus rib fractures and/or internal organ injuries would be likely in a crash of this severity. Neck injuries and a fracture of the pelvis also would be possible. In addition, loading to the shoulder was excessive. The seat belt unlatched late in the crash after the maximum injury measures occurred, but seat belts should never become unbuckled.
Rear passenger — Measures taken from the dummy indicate that rib fractures plus a left femur fracture would be possible in a crash of this severity. In addition, loading to the shoulder was excessive.
Driver — The dummy's head was hit by the intruding barrier, producing high head injury measures.
Rear passenger — In tests of both the 2005 and 2004 models, the dummy's head was hit by the window frame and window sill of the rear passenger door. These hits did not produce high head injury measures. However, hitting the window areas should be prevented.
Left to right:
- View of the vehicle and barrier just after the crash test.
- View of the vehicle after the crash with doors removed, showing damage to the occupant compartment.
- Action shot taken during the side impact crash test showing the driver dummy's head being hit by the intruding barrier.
- Smeared greasepaint indicates where the driver dummy's head hit the barrier.
- Antilock brakes (optional)
- Daytime running lights
Tested vehicle specifications:
- 2004 Suzuki Verona EX 4-door
- Class: Midsize moderately priced car
- Weight: 3,404 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