Suzuki Grand Vitara 1999-2005 models results also apply to: 1999-2004 Chevrolet Tracker | 1999-2004 Suzuki Vitara SIDE IMPACT TEST NO SIDE AIRBAGS AVAILABLEOVERALL EVALUATION: Poor Injury measures Head protection Structure/safety cage Head/neck Torso Pelvis/leg Driver Poor Marginal Acceptable Poor Poor Rear passenger Good Good Good Acceptable Important: Side impact crash test ratings can be compared across vehicle type and weight categories. Test details: The Suzuki Grand Vitara and Suzuki Vitara were introduced in the 1999 model year, and the Chevrolet Tracker was redesigned the same year. Injury measures: Driver — Measures taken from the dummy indicate that serious skull fracture and/or brain injuries would be likely in a crash of this severity. Serious neck injuries as well as rib fractures and a fracture of the pelvis would be possible. In addition, loading to the shoulder was excessive. Rear passenger — Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity. Head protection: Driver — The dummy's head was hit by the intruding barrier, producing high head injury measures. Rear passenger — The dummy's head was hit by the pillar behind the rear passenger door. This pillar is required by federal standard to provide some protection for occupants' heads.
Crash, Test, 1999, 2005, Suzuki, Vitara, Chevrolet, Tracker, (Side, Impact), IIHS