2005 Buick Rendezvous

midsize SUV / 4-door SUV

2005 Buick Rendezvous 4-door SUV
2002 Buick Rendezvous shown

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Moderate overlap front
Head restraints & seats

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
Injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
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.

Head restraints & seats

Rating applies to 2004-07 models

Seat type: All seats

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry