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1997 Chrysler Cirrus

Midsize moderately priced car
  • Moderate overlap front
    P
1995 Chrysler Cirrus shown
1995 Chrysler Cirrus shown
1
Built-in child restraints (optional in 1995-97 Cirrus models, 1995-98 Stratus models, and 1996-98 Breeze models)
2
Antilock brakes (standard on Cirrus models, optional on Stratus and Breeze models)
3
Daytime running lights (optional beginning with 1999 models on cars sold to fleets)
Model yearFront small overlapFront moderate overlapSideRoof strengthHead restraints & seats
2000
P
1999
P
1998
P
1997
P
1996
P
1995
P

Applies to 1995-2000 models

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

The Chrysler Cirrus and the Dodge Stratus were introduced in the 1995 model year and the Plymouth Breeze was introduced in the 1996 model year.

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 likely. The actual force on the left tibia was even higher than recorded because one of the data channels reached the maximum reading.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

Dummy movement wasn't well controlled. The dummy moved forward and rotated around the left side of the airbag. During rebound, the back left side of the dummy's head came very close to hitting the window sill.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle1995 Chrysler Cirrus LX 4-door
Weight 3,131 lbs.
Side airbagsnone
Wheelbase108 in.
Length186 in.
Width71 in.
Engine2.5 L V6
EPA ratings20 mpg city / 29 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCF95015
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm)34
Left (cm)39
Center (cm)39
Right (cm)35
Brake pedal (cm)36
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm)21
Right (cm)20
Steering column movement
Upward (cm)6
Rearward (cm)-16
A-pillar rearward movement (cm)25

Driver injury measures

Test IDCF95015
Head
HIC-15340
Peak gs at hard contactno contact
Neck
Tension (kN)2.0
Extension bending moment (Nm)37
Maximum Nij 0.41
Chest maximum compression (mm)30
Legs
Femur force - left (kN)8.3
Femur force - right (kN)2.7
Knee displacement - left (mm)4
Knee displacement - right (mm)1
Maximum tibia index - left2.17
Maximum tibia index - right1.26
Tibia axial force - left (kN)4.3
Tibia axial force - right (kN)5.4
Foot acceleration (g)
Left92
Right81

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