Land Rover Discovery1994-99 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 Discovery was introduced in the 1994 model year. Production of this model continued until early in the 1999 model year, when it was re-engineered and renamed the Discover Series II.
Restraints/dummy kinematics — Dummy movement was reasonably well controlled. After the dummy moved forward into the airbag, it rebounded into the seat without its head coming close to any stiff structure. There was too much upward movement of the steering wheel.
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. Forces on the head indicate that injuries to the head 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.
- Post-crash damage shot.
- The airbag and lap/shoulder belt interacted with other vehicle parts in the offset test to control dummy movement reasonably well.
- Antilock brakes
Tested vehicle specifications:
- 1996 Land Rover Discovery 4wd
- Class: Midsize SUV
- Weight: 4,434 lbs.
- Side airbags: none
- Wheelbase: 100 in.
- Length: 178 in.
- Width: 71 in.
- Engine: 4.0 L V8
- EPA ratings: 14 mpg city | 16 mpg highway