SUZUKI Grand Vitara 2015

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Driver Protection rating based on analysis of real world crashes.



Used Car Safety Report

The Suzuki Grand Vitara has been awarded a 5 star Driver Protection rating in the latest Used Car Safety Rating (UCSR) report. UCSR are reported annually by the Monash University Accident Research Centre (MUARC). Ratings are estimated from data on real crashes reported to police in Australia and New Zealand and provide a very high level of confidence. The UCSR report classifies cars according to where their rating lies in relation to a best performance benchmark. The Driver Protection rating measures the relative safety of cars in preventing serious injury to their own drivers in crashes.

Driver Protection Rating
Rating Result
5 Star Driver Protection Excellent
4 Star Driver Protection Good
3 Star Driver Protection Marginal
2 Star Driver Protection Poor
1 Star Driver Protection Very Poor

For further information on the UCSR please click here.

If you would like to view the new car safety rating produced by ANCAP please see the archived report below:



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Crash TestScoreMaximum Score
Overall Score28.87out of 37
Frontal Offset test10.87out of 16
Side impact test16out of 16
Pole test (Optional)2out of 2
Bonus points0out of 3
Data suplied by euroNCAP

The tested model of Suzuki Grand Vitara was introduced in Australia during 2006.

The Suzuki Grand Vitara scored 10.87 out of 16 in the offset crash test. The passenger compartment held its shape reasonably well except in the footwell area. Protection from serious leg injury was marginal for the driver and passenger.

The vehicle scored 16 out of 16 in the side impact crash test and a further two points in the optional pole test.

Important note: The diesel left-hand-drive European model with curtains was tested by Euro NCAP. Australasian specifications may vary and therefore models sold in Australasia might provide different levels of protection to those described on this page.


Safety Feature Summary

The safety feature information below is subject to change without notice. For up to date safety feature specifications for all variants, please see the safety feature table to the right or contact the manufacturer.

Dual front airbags are standard equipment. Antilock brakes (ABS) with electronic brake distribution (EBD) are also standard. Side airbags and head-protecting side curtains are available on the New Zealand LTD variant and Australian Prestige variant. Electronic stability control (ESC) is standard on the Prestige. An intelligent seat belt reminder is fitted to the driver seat in Europe but the Australian model does not have this feature.

The front seat belt buckles are mounted on the seats and the upper anchorages are adjustable. These features improve the fit of the seat belt. Pretensioners are fitted to the front seat belts to reduce slack in the event of a crash. A three point seat belt is fitted to the centre rear seat. This provides better protection than a two point (lap) seat belt.

ANCAP & UCSR Rating Explained
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Frontal Offset Test Results

Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Frontal Offset* 10.87 pts (out of 16)
Head/Neck 3 pts
Chest 3.03 pts
Upper Legs 2 pts
Lower Legs 2.84 pts

The footwell deformed excessively and panels separated. The brake pedal moved rearwards by 59mm and downwards 2mm. The steering wheel hub moved 25mm rearwards, 37mm upwards and 2mm sideways. The front ("A") pillar moved 37mm rearwards. All doors remained closed during the crash. After the crash the driver's door could be opened with high manual effort.

The airbag cushioned the head of the driver and contact was stable but the airbag bottomed out. Steering column and dash components were a potential source of injury for the driver's knees. The passenger's head was cushioned by the airbag. The glove box and dash were a potential knee hazard for the passenger.

What is frontal offset test?

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) provides consumers with independent and transparent information on the level of occupant and pedestrian protection provided by different new car models, in the most common types of crashes, through its star rating program.



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Side Impact Test Results

Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Side Impact* 16 pts (out of 16)
Head 4 pts
Chest 4 pts
Abdomen 4 pts
Pelvis 4 pts

The European vehicle was eligible for an optional pole impact test, since it had head-protecting side airbags and scored four points for the head in the side impact test. The manufacturer decided to go ahead with the pole test and the vehicle earned a further two points.

What is side impact test?

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) provides consumers with independent and transparent information on the level of occupant and pedestrian protection provided by different new car models, in the most common types of crashes, through its star rating program.



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3-Star Pedestrian Rating

Pedestrian Summary

A separate pedestrian impact test is conducted. This test estimates injuries to pedestrians struck by a vehicle travelling at 40 km/h. The more stars the better (maximum 4 stars).


Pedestrian Rating Explained

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) provides consumers with independent and transparent information on the level of occupant and pedestrian protection provided by different new car models, in the most common types of crashes, through its star rating program.



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Pedestrian Rating - please view table for scores

Green Vehicle Guide

Combined Fuel Consumption CO2 Greenhouse Rating Air Pollution Rating Overall Rating
11.6 L/100km 277 g/km

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