2005 Suzuki Verona

midsize car / 4-door sedan

2005 Suzuki Verona 4-door sedan

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Moderate overlap front
Side
Head restraints & seats

Other available safety features

  • Standard daytime running lights

Key

  • G
    Good
  • A
    Acceptable
  • M
    Marginal
  • P
    Poor
  • Superior
  • Advanced
  • Basic

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

Moderate overlap front

Rating applies to 2004-06 models

Tested vehicle: 2004 Suzuki Verona LX 4-door

The Suzuki Verona was introduced in the 2004 model year and discontinued after the 2006 model year.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has evaluated the crashworthiness of the Verona in two 40 mph moderate overlap frontal crash tests into deformable barriers. In the first test, the driver airbag deployed improperly because of reversed wiring. This led Suzuki to fix the wiring on cars in production and to initiate a safety recall to modify at its cost vehicles produced earlier. The Institute tested a second Verona with the fix and the airbag inflated correctly. Ratings of the Verona are based on the results of the second test, except structural performance is based on both tests.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Driver restraints and dummy kinematics
Dummy movement was reasonably well controlled in the second test. During rebound, the dummy's head hit the B-pillar, roof rail, and grab handle. Also, the driver's seat pitched forward slightly and tipped toward the door.

Action shot taken during the second of two frontal offset crash tests.

The dummy's position in relation to the steering wheel and instrument panel after both crash tests indicates that the driver's survival space was maintained well (second test shown).

Smeared greasepaint indicates where the dummy's head hit the B-pillar, roof rail, and grab handle during rebound in the second test. Head accelerations from these hits were low.

Forces on the lower right leg were high enough to indicate the likelihood of injuries.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CEF0325 CEF0403
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 15 14
Left (cm) 19 21
Center (cm) 18 20
Right (cm) 13 15
Brake pedal (cm) 13 15
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 4 2
Right (cm) 4 4
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) -1 -3
Rearward (cm) 5 7
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 2 6

Driver injury measures

Test ID CEF0403
Head
HIC-15 197
Peak gs at hard contact 47
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.3
Extension bending moment (Nm) 7
Maximum Nij 0.55
Chest maximum compression (mm) 28
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 2.8
Femur force - right (kN) 4.8
Knee displacement - left (mm) 6
Knee displacement - right (mm) 6
Maximum tibia index - left 1.02
Maximum tibia index - right 1.22
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 2.0
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 5.0
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 50
Right 131

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted

Side

Rating applies to 2005-06 models

Tested vehicle: 2005 Suzuki Verona S 4-door with standard front seat-mounted combination head and torso airbags

The Suzuki Verona was introduced in the 2004 model year and discontinued after the 2006 model year. Seat-mounted side airbags designed to protect drivers' and front passengers' heads and torsos were made standard in 2005-06 models. (In 2004 no side airbags were available.)

Two tests of the Verona were conducted, one a 2005 model equipped with standard side airbags, and one a 2004 model without side airbags. These vehicles are rated separately, except that the structural ratings and rear passenger head protection ratings for both vehicles are based on both tests.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Driver head protection
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Rear passenger head protection
In tests of both the 2005 and 2004 models, the dummy's head was hit by the window frame and window sill of the rear passenger door. These hits did not produce high head injury measures. However, hitting the window areas should be prevented.

View of the vehicle and barrier just after the crash test.

View of the vehicle after the crash with doors removed, showing the side airbag and damage to the occupant compartment.

Action shot taken during the side impact crash test showing the driver dummy's head was protected from being hit by hard structures by the side airbag.

Smeared greasepaint shows where the rear passenger dummy's head was hit by the window frame and sill of the rear passenger door.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CES0318 CES0511
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm) -1.5 -1.5
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.

Driver injury measures

Test ID CES0511
Head HIC-15 435
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.2
Compression (kN) 0.3
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 46
Lateral force (kN) 1.5
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 31
Average deflection (mm) 26
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 6.70
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.87
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 5.3
Acetabulum force (kN) 3.3
Combined force (kN) 8.6
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 1.2
L-M moment (Nm) 186
A-P moment (Nm) -31

Passenger injury measures

Test ID CES0511
Head HIC-15 225
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.5
Compression (kN) 0.3
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 35
Lateral force (kN) 1.7
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 22
Average deflection (mm) 18
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 3.33
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.26
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 0.2
Acetabulum force (kN) 2.1
Combined force (kN) 2.1
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 2.1
L-M moment (Nm) 342
A-P moment (Nm) -115

How the side crash 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
Geometry
Backset (mm) 60
Distance below top of head (mm) 60
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Fail
Max T1 acceleration (g) 13.8
Head contact time (ms) 108
Force rating 3
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N) 357
Max neck tension (N) 1,413

How the head restraint & seat test is conducted