2005 Suzuki Grand Vitara XL-7

midsize SUV / 4-door SUV

2005 Suzuki Grand Vitara XL-7 4-door SUV
2001 Suzuki Grand Vitara XL-7 shown


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

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Moderate overlap front: original test

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
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 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.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CEF0116
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 12
Left (cm) 13
Center (cm) 13
Right (cm) 6
Brake pedal (cm) 7
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 2
Right (cm) 1
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) 6
Rearward (cm) -6
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 2

Driver injury measures

Test ID CEF0116
HIC-15 296
Peak gs at hard contact 55
Tension (kN) 2.4
Extension bending moment (Nm) 40
Maximum Nij 0.57
Chest maximum compression (mm) 31
Femur force - left (kN) 4.0
Femur force - right (kN) 4.8
Knee displacement - left (mm) 0
Knee displacement - right (mm) 7
Maximum tibia index - left 0.41
Maximum tibia index - right 0.38
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 4.1
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 2.2
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 143
Right 59

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) 92
Distance below top of head (mm) 55
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Fail
Max T1 acceleration (g) 0.0
Head contact time (ms)
Force rating 0
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N)
Max neck tension (N)

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

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