2004 Suzuki Grand Vitara

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NHTSA Frontal Crash Test

NHTSA rates crash-tested vehicles by assigning them one to five stars, with five stars indicating the most injury protection and one star indicating the least protection.
  Suzuki Grand Vitara 4-Door 4x4
Driver Front  11-20 percent or greater chance of serious injury 
Passenger Front  11-20 percent or greater chance of serious injury 

NHTSA Side Crash Test

NHTSA rates crash-tested vehicles by assigning them one to five stars, with five stars indicating the most injury protection and one star indicating the least protection.
  Suzuki Grand Vitara 4-Door 4x4
Front Side  10 percent or less chance of serious injury 
Rear Side  10 percent or less chance of serious injury 

IIHS Frontal Offset Crash Test

About IIHS
Each vehicle’s frontal offset crashworthiness is based on performance in a 40 mph frontal offset crash test.  Ratings depend on how well the structure/safety cage protects the occupant compartment, the risk of injury measured for an average-sized male, and how well the restraint system controls occupant movement.
Rating Key:
G Good A Acceptable M Marginal P Poor
Injury measures
Vehicle make/model OVERALL Structure/ safety cage Head/ neck Chest Leg/foot left, right Restraints/ dummy kinematics
2004 Suzuki Grand VitaraGGGGAGA
(Tested: 2001 Suzuki Grand Vitara XL-7 Plus 4wd)
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2004 Suzuki Grand VitaraAAAGGGA
(Tested: 1999 Suzuki Grand Vitara JLX 4wd)
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IIHS Frontal Offset Crash Video

IIHS Frontal Offset Crash Photos

Action shot taken during the frontal offset crash test. – © Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
Action shot taken during the frontal offset crash test.
Action shot taken during the frontal offset crash test. – © Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
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. – © Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
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.
The dummy's position in relation to the steering wheel and instrument panel after the crash test indicates that the driver space was maintained reasonably well. – © Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
The dummy's position in relation to the steering wheel and instrument panel after the crash test indicates that the driver space was maintained reasonably well.
Forces on the left lower leg were just high enough to indicate the possibility of injury. – © Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
Forces on the left lower leg were just high enough to indicate the possibility of injury.
Blue and white paint above the dummy's head indicates where it hit the roof rail, which had bent sharply as the A-pillar moved rearward. – © Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
Blue and white paint above the dummy's head indicates where it hit the roof rail, which had bent sharply as the A-pillar moved rearward.
Smeared greasepaint indicates where the dummy's knees and shins hit the knee bolster below the steering wheel. – © Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
Smeared greasepaint indicates where the dummy's knees and shins hit the knee bolster below the steering wheel.
Footwell intrusion and instrument panel movement were minimal. – © Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
Footwell intrusion and instrument panel movement were minimal.
The crashworthiness data for this vehicle has been obtained from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and is protected by copyrights and other proprietary rights. You may reproduce a copy of the data for personal use only. You may not repost, distribute, sell, publish, broadcast, or any other way commercially exploit any of the data without written permission from the Institute.

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