1994 Land Rover Discovery

midsize SUV / 4-door SUV


Rating overview
Moderate overlap front: original test


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Moderate overlap front: original test

Rating applies to 1994-99 models

Tested vehicle: 1996 Land Rover Discovery SD 4-door 4wd

The Land Rover Discovery was introduced in the 1994 model year. Production of this model continued until early in the 1999 model year, when it was re-engineered and renamed the Discover Series II.

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. After the dummy moved forward into the airbag, it rebounded into the seat without its head coming close to any stiff structure. There was too much upward movement of the steering wheel.

Action shot taken during the frontal offset crash test.

Post-crash damage shot.

The airbag and lap/shoulder belt interacted with other vehicle parts in the offset test to control dummy movement reasonably well.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CF96003
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 16
Left (cm) 24
Center (cm) 26
Right (cm) 26
Brake pedal (cm) 11
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 9
Right (cm) 10
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) 13
Rearward (cm) 5
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 7

Driver injury measures

Test ID CF96003
HIC-15 629
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Tension (kN) 1.4
Extension bending moment (Nm) 37
Maximum Nij 0.36
Chest maximum compression (mm) 46
Femur force - left (kN) 3.8
Femur force - right (kN) 1.9
Knee displacement - left (mm) 4
Knee displacement - right (mm) 1
Maximum tibia index - left 0.54
Maximum tibia index - right 0.90
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 2.4
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 1.2
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 103
Right 54

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted

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