2004 Suzuki Forenza

small car / 4-door sedan


Rating overview
Moderate overlap front: original test
Head restraints & seats


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Moderate overlap front: original test

Rating applies to 2004-08 models

Tested vehicle: 2005 Suzuki Forenza S 4-door

The Suzuki Forenza was introduced in the 2004 model year. The Reno hatchback was introduced in the 2005 model year, and both cars received side airbags and advanced frontal airbags in 2005.

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. During rebound, the dummy's head hit the B-pillar and 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.

Smeared greasepaint indicates where the dummy’s head hit the B-pillar during rebound. Head acceleration from this hit was high.

Forces on the lower right leg were high enough to indicate the possibility of injury.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CEF0420
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 11
Left (cm) 16
Center (cm) 15
Right (cm) 10
Brake pedal (cm) 6
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 5
Right (cm) 3
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) -3
Rearward (cm) 5
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 6

Driver injury measures

Test ID CEF0420
HIC-15 288
Peak gs at hard contact 147
Tension (kN) 1.7
Extension bending moment (Nm) 48
Maximum Nij 0.41
Chest maximum compression (mm) 0
Femur force - left (kN) 4.3
Femur force - right (kN) 3.4
Knee displacement - left (mm) 3
Knee displacement - right (mm) 5
Maximum tibia index - left 0.37
Maximum tibia index - right 1.12
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 1.8
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 4.6
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 87
Right 133

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted

Head restraints & seats

Seat type: All seats

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry
Technical measurements for this test
Seat type All seats
Backset (mm) 75
Distance below top of head (mm) 72
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Fail
Max T1 acceleration (g) 14.3
Head contact time (ms) 94
Force rating 3
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N) 340
Max neck tension (N) 1,168

How the head restraint & seat test is conducted
Currently, IIHS tests apply only to front seats.

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