2002 Buick Park Avenue

large luxury car / 4-door sedan

2002 Buick Park Avenue 4-door sedan
1999 Buick Park Avenue shown


Rating overview
Moderate overlap front: original test


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Moderate overlap front: original test

Rating applies to 1997-2005 models

Tested vehicle: 1999 Buick Park Avenue 4-door

The Buick Park Avenue was redesigned for the 1997 model year and was discontinued after the 2005 model year.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Driver restraints and dummy kinematics

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 white greasepaint shows where the dummy's head hit the head restraint and shoulder belt housing during rebound. Front lap/shoulder belts are mounted to the seats.

There was little change in the position of the dummy's feet following the crash test. Injury risk was low.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CF99019
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 9
Left (cm) 18
Center (cm) 18
Right (cm) 15
Brake pedal (cm) 7
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 4
Right (cm) 3
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) 3
Rearward (cm) 0
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 4

Driver injury measures

Test ID CF99019
HIC-15 306
Peak gs at hard contact 32
Tension (kN) 1.6
Extension bending moment (Nm) 22
Maximum Nij 0.29
Chest maximum compression (mm) 28
Femur force - left (kN) 4.9
Femur force - right (kN) 2.2
Knee displacement - left (mm) 1
Knee displacement - right (mm) 0
Maximum tibia index - left 0.43
Maximum tibia index - right 0.61
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 1.8
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 2.4
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 83
Right 133

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted

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