2003 Isuzu Axiom

midsize SUV / 4-door SUV

2003 Isuzu Axiom 4-door SUV
2002 Isuzu Axiom shown


Rating overview
Moderate overlap front: original test


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Moderate overlap front: original test

Rating applies to 2002-04 models

Tested vehicle: 2002 Isuzu Axiom 4-door 4wd

The Isuzu Axiom was introduced in the 2002 model year.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Driver restraints and dummy kinematics
Dummy movement was reasonably well controlled. The driver's seat tipped toward the door. During rebound, the dummy's head hit the roof rail.

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.

Forces on the head when the dummy loaded the airbag were moderately high, indicating the possibility of head injuries.

Smeared greasepaint indicates where the dummy's head hit the roof rail. Head acceleration from this hit was negligible.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CEF0118
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 11
Left (cm) 11
Center (cm) 9
Right (cm) 10
Brake pedal (cm) 11
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 0
Right (cm) -1
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) 8
Rearward (cm) -2
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 0

Driver injury measures

Test ID CEF0118
HIC-15 579
Peak gs at hard contact negligible
Tension (kN) 1.9
Extension bending moment (Nm) 14
Maximum Nij 0.31
Chest maximum compression (mm) 38
Femur force - left (kN) 2.1
Femur force - right (kN) 3.3
Knee displacement - left (mm) 2
Knee displacement - right (mm) 11
Maximum tibia index - left 0.54
Maximum tibia index - right 1.15
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 3.2
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 5.3
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 165
Right 147

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted

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