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2004 Chrysler 300M

Large family car
  • Moderate overlap front
    A
1
Side airbags: front seat-mounted combination head and torso airbags (optional)
2
Antilock brakes
3
Daytime running lights (optional on cars sold to fleets)
Model yearFront small overlapFront moderate overlapSideRoof strengthHead restraints & seats
2004
A
2003
A
2002
A
2001
A
2000
P
1999
P

Applies to 2001-04 models

Overall evaluation
A
Structure and safety cage
A
Injury measures
Head/neck
G
Chest
G
Leg/foot, left
M
Leg/foot, right
A
Restraints and dummy kinematics
G
Important: Frontal crash test ratings should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

The 2004 Chrysler 300M is a twin of the tested vehicle.

The Chrysler LHS was redesigned for the 1999 model year, and the Chrysler 300M was introduced the same year. Both were modified beginning with 2001 models to change airbag deployment characteristics. The LHS was renamed the Concorde Limited beginning with 2002 models.

Injury measures

Measures taken from the head, neck, and chest indicate low risk of injuries to these body regions in a crash of this severity. Forces on both tibias indicate that injuries to the lower legs would be possible.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

Dummy movement was well controlled. After the dummy moved forward into the airbag, it rebounded into the seat without its head hitting any stiff structure that could cause injury.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2001 Chrysler LHS 4-door
Weight 3,611 lbs.
Side airbagsfront seat-mounted combination head and torso airbags
Wheelbase113 in.
Length208 in.
Width74 in.
Engine3.5 L V6
EPA ratings18 mpg city / 26 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCF00030
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm)15
Left (cm)21
Center (cm)28
Right (cm)17
Brake pedal (cm)21
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm)8
Right (cm)7
Steering column movement
Upward (cm)6
Rearward (cm)-6
A-pillar rearward movement (cm)8

Driver injury measures

Test IDCF00030
Head
HIC-15332
Peak gs at hard contactno contact
Neck
Tension (kN)2.0
Extension bending moment (Nm)20
Maximum Nij 0.39
Chest maximum compression (mm)22
Legs
Femur force - left (kN)6.2
Femur force - right (kN)2.4
Knee displacement - left (mm)3
Knee displacement - right (mm)6
Maximum tibia index - left1.14
Maximum tibia index - right0.82
Tibia axial force - left (kN)1.5
Tibia axial force - right (kN)4.7
Foot acceleration (g)
Left71
Right81

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