2001 Suzuki Grand Vitara XL-7

midsize SUV / 4-door SUV

2001 Suzuki Grand Vitara XL-7 4-door SUV


Rating overview
Moderate overlap front

Other available safety features

  • Standard daytime running lights


  • G
  • A
  • M
  • P
  • Superior
  • Advanced
  • Basic

Some ratings use a scale of Poor to Good. Others range from Basic to Superior.

Moderate overlap front

Rating applies to 2001-06 models

Tested vehicle: 2001 Suzuki Gr Vitara XL-7 Plus 4-door 4wd

The Suzuki Grand Vitara XL-7 was introduced in the 2001 model year.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Injury measures
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Restraints and dummy kinematics
Dummy movement was reasonably well controlled. The driver's seat tipped toward the B-pillar. During rebound, the dummy's head hit the B-pillar.

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 left lower leg were just high enough to indicate the possibility of injury.

Smeared greasepaint indicates where the dummy's knees and shins hit the knee bolster below the steering wheel.