2000 Daewoo Leganza

midsize car / 4-door sedan

2000 Daewoo Leganza 4-door sedan
1999 Daewoo Leganza shown

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Moderate overlap front

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 1999-2002 models

Tested vehicle: 1999 Daewoo Leganza CDX 4-door

The Daewoo Leganza was introduced in the 1999 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. During rebound, the dummy moved toward the driver door, which had bowed outward, and its head hit the window sill. Then the head moved up and hit the roof rail. Plus there was far too much rearward movement of the steering wheel.

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 -- plus footwell intrusion and door sill buckling -- indicate the driver's survival space wasn't maintained well.

Ineffective control of the dummy's movement allowed the head to hit the window sill during rebound.

Extensive intrusion into the driver footwell contributed to high forces on the dummy's left leg and entrapment of both feet.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CF00003
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 31
Left (cm) 36
Center (cm) 37
Right (cm) 29
Brake pedal (cm) 36
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 15
Right (cm) 15
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) 0
Rearward (cm) 18
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 10

Driver injury measures

Test ID CF00003
Head
HIC-15 672
Peak gs at hard contact negligible
Neck
Tension (kN) 2.1
Extension bending moment (Nm) 21
Maximum Nij 0.45
Chest maximum compression (mm) 37
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 9.1
Femur force - right (kN) 5.0
Knee displacement - left (mm) 3
Knee displacement - right (mm) 0
Maximum tibia index - left 1.94
Maximum tibia index - right 0.71
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 2.6
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 5.9
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 73
Right 78

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted