2002 Buick Rendezvous

midsize SUV / 4-door SUV

2002 Buick Rendezvous 4-door SUV

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Moderate overlap front

Other available safety features

  • Standard daytime running lights

Key

  • G
    Good
  • A
    Acceptable
  • M
    Marginal
  • P
    Poor
  • Superior
  • Advanced
  • Basic

Some ratings use a scale of Poor to Good. Others range from Basic to Superior.

Moderate overlap front

Rating applies to 2002-07 models

Tested vehicle: 2002 Buick Rendezvous CXL 4-door 4wd

The Buick Rendezvous was introduced in the 2002 model year.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Driver restraints and dummy kinematics
Dummy movement wasn't well controlled. There was far too much upward movement of the steering wheel and at the same time the driver's seat pitched forward toward the wheel. During rebound, the dummy's head did not come close to any stiff structure that could cause injury.

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 reasonably well.

The steering wheel moved upward far too much during the crash and the seat pitched forward.

Smeared greasepaint indicates that the dummy's head hit only the head restraint during rebound from the airbag.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CEF0120
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 13
Left (cm) 19
Center (cm) 20
Right (cm) 17
Brake pedal (cm) 23
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 5
Right (cm) 4
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) 17
Rearward (cm) 0
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 2

Driver injury measures

Test ID CEF0120
Head
HIC-15 228
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.6
Extension bending moment (Nm) 25
Maximum Nij 0.41
Chest maximum compression (mm) 29
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 4.3
Femur force - right (kN) 3.4
Knee displacement - left (mm) 0
Knee displacement - right (mm) 0
Maximum tibia index - left 0.41
Maximum tibia index - right 0.78
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 2.0
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 1.5
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 105
Right 60

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted