From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
H-Point (rev).PNG

In vehicle design and especially automotive design, the H-point (or hip-point) is the theoretical, relative location of an occupant’s hip, specifically the pivot point between the torso and upper leg portions of the body, either relative to the floor of the vehicle[1] or relative to the height above pavement level — and pertinent to seating comfort, visibility from the vehicle into traffic and other design factors. Technically, the measurement uses the hip joint of a 50th percentile male occupant, viewed laterally.


The traditional truck-based SUV is gradually being supplanted by the crossover SUV, which uses an automobile platform for lighter weight and better fuel efficiency, as a response to much of the criticism of sport utility vehicles.