Euro NCAP Crash Test Results

Test results and safety ratings

Suzuki SX4 2013

1.6 GL+ , 5-door hatchback

Test Date: Oct 2013

Suzuki SX4 crash test picture
Overall Star Rating Crash Rating 5 Stars
Adult Occupant 92%
Child Occupant 80%
Pedestrian 72%
Safety Assist 81%

Compare with other cars in the Small Family Car category

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

Adult occupant

The passenger compartment remained stable in the frontal impact. Dummy readings showed good protection of the knees and femurs of both the driver and passenger. Suzuki showed that a similar level of protection would be provided to occupants of different sizes and to those sat in different positions. In the side impact barrier test, the SX4 scored maximum points, with good protection of all body areas. In the more severe side pole impact, protection of the chest and abdomen was adequate and that of the head and pelvis was good. The seat and head restraint provided good protection against whiplash injury in the event of a rear-end collision.

Child occupant

The passenger airbag can be disabled to allow a rearward-facing child restraint to be used in that seating position. Clear information is provided to the driver and the dangers of using a rearward facing child seat without first disabling the airbag are clearly and permanently shown inside the car. The system met Euro NCAP's requirements and was rewarded. The user manual does not state that the front passenger seat needs to be set to its highest position for the group 1 Universal restraint to be properly accommodated and, for that reason, the installation check for that restraint was failed for that seating position. The group 2/3 restraint was unstable in the rear centre seating position. Otherwise, all restraints for which the car is designed could be properly installed and accommodated by the car.

Pedestrian

The bumper scored maximum points for its protection of pedestrians' legs, with good results in all areas tested. However, the front edge of the bumper scored no points, with poor protection of the pelvis area. The bonnet surface provided mostly good or adequate protection to the head of a struck pedestrian with poor results being recorded only at the stiff windscreen pillars.

Safety assist

Electronic stability control is standard equipment and met Euro NCAP's test requirements. A standard-fit seatbelt reminder covers the front and rear seats. A driver-set speed limitation device is standard equipment and passed Euro NCAP's test requirements for systems of that type.

Applies to all SX4s of the specification tested