Euro NCAP Crash Test Results

Test results and safety ratings

Suzuki Baleno 1998

1.6 GLX , 4 door saloon

Test Date: May 1998

Suzuki Baleno crash test picture Crash Star Rating Crash Rating 1½ Stars
Front-impact score
Side-impact score
Seat belt reminder
Total score
2 (13.0%)
12 (67.0%)
Pedestrian Star Rating Pedestrian Rating 2 Stars
Pedestrian-test score 14 (39.0%)

Compare with other cars in the Super Mini category

The Baleno is not equipped with a driver airbag as standard in all EU markets, so Euro NCAP tested this car without one. In the frontal impact, its driver would have been likely to sustain a severe head injury. He would have also risked severe chest injury in the side impact so the second star is 'flagged' to indicate unacceptably high risk levels. The car would not meet forthcoming side-impact legislation for new models. Two of the three leg impact test sites on the bumper met proposed pedestrian protection requirements

Driver head - Poor
Driver neck - Weak
Driver chest - Poor
Driver abdomen
Driver right femur - Marginal Driver left femur - Marginal
Driver right lower leg - Marginal Driver left lower leg - Weak
Driver right foot - Poor Driver left foot - Poor
Passenger head - Weak
Passenger neck - Good
Passenger chest - Marginal
Passenger abdomen
Passenger right femur - Good Passenger left femur - Good
Passenger right lower leg - Good Passenger left lower leg - Good
Passenger right foot Passenger left foot
Side impact head - Good
Side impact chest - Poor
Side impact abdomen - Good
Side impact pelvis - Good
Green = Good Good
Yellow = Adequate Adequate
Orange = Marginal Marginal
Brown = Weak Weak
Red = Poor Poor