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2010 Chrysler Sebring

Midsize car
2007 Chrysler Sebring shown
2007 Chrysler Sebring shown
Crashworthiness
  • Small overlap front
    A
  • Moderate overlap front
    G
  • Side
    G
  • Roof strength
    G
  • Head restraints & seats
    G

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Model year Front overlap Side Roof strength Head restraints & seats Front crash prevention
Small Moderate
2010
A
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
2009
A
G
G
G
A
Crash avoidance rating
2008
A
G
G
G
A
Crash avoidance rating
2007
A
G
G
G
A
Crash avoidance rating
2006
A
P
A
Crash avoidance rating
2005
A
P
A
Crash avoidance rating
2004
A
P
A
Crash avoidance rating
2003
A
P
A
Crash avoidance rating
2002
A
P
Crash avoidance rating
2001
A
P
Crash avoidance rating

Applies to 2007-10 models

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

This rating applies to vehicles other than the specific model and body style tested.

The Dodge Avenger was introduced in the 2008 model year as a replacement for the Dodge Stratus, which was discontinued after the 2006 model year. The Chrysler Sebring sedan was redesigned for the 2007 model year. Both cars were restyled beginning with the 2011 model year, and the Sebring was renamed the 200.

Structure

The driver space was maintained reasonably well, with maximum intrusion of the lower interior of 18 cm, and the upper hinge pillar and instrument panel intruded 9-10 cm.

Injury measures

Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

The dummy’s head barely contacted the frontal airbag before sliding off the left side, leaving the head vulnerable to contact with forward side structure. The side curtain airbag deployed too late during the crash, after the head had moved to the left, outboard of the inflating curtain, leaving the dummy's head vulnerable to contact with side structure and outside objects. The small side torso airbag deployed.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle 2012 Dodge Avenger SE 4-door
Weight 3,401 lbs.
Side airbags front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase 109 in.
Length 193 in.
Width 73 in.
Engine 2.4 L 4-cylinder
EPA ratings 21 mpg city / 30 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CEN1216
Lower occupant compartment
Lower hinge pillar max (cm) 18
Footrest (cm) 14
Left toepan (cm) 7
Brake pedal (cm) 3
Parking brake (cm) 0
Rocker panel lateral average (cm) 8
Upper occupant compartment
Steering column 1
Upper hinge pillar max (cm) 9
Upper dash (cm) 10
Lower instrument panel (cm) 10

Driver injury measures

Test ID CEN1216
Head
HIC-15 103
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.6
Extension bending moment (Nm) 7
Maximum Nij 0.26
Chest maximum compression (mm) 26
Femur (kN)
Left 2.5
Right 1.1
Knee displacement (mm)
Left 3
Right 1
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left 0
Right 0
Maximum tibia index
Left 0.75
Right 0.27
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left 1.8
Right 1.5
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 82
Right 90

Applies to 2007-10 models

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

This rating applies to vehicles other than the specific model and body style tested.

The Dodge Avenger was introduced in the 2008 model year as a replacement for the Dodge Stratus, which was discontinued after the 2006 model year. The Chrysler Sebring sedan was redesigned for the 2007 model year. Both cars were restyled beginning with the 2011 model year, and the Sebring was renamed the 200.

Injury measures

Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity. Head acceleration from the roof rail/B-pillar hit was low.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

Dummy movement was well controlled. During rebound, the dummy's head hit the roof rail and B-pillar.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle 2008 Dodge Avenger SXT 4-door
Weight 3,314 lbs.
Side airbags front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase 109 in.
Length 191 in.
Width 73 in.
Engine 2.4 L 4-cylinder
EPA ratings 21 mpg city / 30 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CEF0803
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 7
Left (cm) 13
Center (cm) 8
Right (cm) 2
Brake pedal (cm) 4
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 1
Right (cm) 1
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) 0
Rearward (cm) -6
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 1

Driver injury measures

Test ID CEF0803
Head
HIC-15 163
Peak gs at hard contact 25
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.1
Extension bending moment (Nm) 12
Maximum Nij 0.24
Chest maximum compression (mm) 31
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 0.7
Femur force - right (kN) 1.7
Knee displacement - left (mm) 0
Knee displacement - right (mm) 0
Maximum tibia index - left 0.53
Maximum tibia index - right 0.58
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 2.0
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 2.9
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 56
Right 53

Applies to 2007-10 models

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
G
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
G
Torso
A
Pelvis/leg
G
Head protection
G
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
G
Torso
G
Pelvis/leg
G
Head protection
G
Side crash test ratings can be compared across vehicle categories.

This rating applies to vehicles other than the specific model and body style tested.

The Dodge Avenger was introduced in the 2008 model year as a replacement for the Dodge Stratus, which was discontinued after the 2006 model year. The Chrysler Sebring sedan was redesigned for the 2007 model year. Both cars were restyled beginning with the 2011 model year, and the Sebring was renamed the 200.

Injury measures

Driver — Measures taken from the dummy indicate that rib fractures would be possible in a crash of this severity. The risk of significant injuries to other body regions is low.

Passenger — Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.

Head protection

Driver — The dummy’s head was protected from being hit by any hard structures, including the intruding barrier, by a side curtain airbag that deployed from the roof and a side airbag that deployed from the seat.

Passenger — The dummy’s head was protected from being hit by any hard structures, including the intruding barrier, by a side curtain airbag that deployed from the roof.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle 2008 Dodge Avenger SXT 4-door
Weight 3,321 lbs.
Side airbags standard front and rear head curtain airbags and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase 109 in.
Length 191 in.
Width 73 in.
Engine 2.4 L 4-cylinder
EPA ratings 21 mpg city / 30 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CES0806
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm)
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.
-16.5

Driver injury measures

Test ID CES0806
Head HIC-15 179
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.0
Compression (kN) 0.2
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 57
Lateral force (kN) 1.8
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 48
Average deflection (mm) 41
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 6.32
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.76
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 0.9
Acetabulum force (kN) 3.2
Combined force (kN) 3.9
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.8
L-M moment (Nm) 158
A-P moment (Nm) 59

Passenger injury measures

Test ID CES0806
Head HIC-15 184
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.3
Compression (kN) 0.2
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 34
Lateral force (kN) 1.6
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 46
Average deflection (mm) 31
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 3.64
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.72
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 0.0
Acetabulum force (kN) 1.0
Combined force (kN) 1.0
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.9
L-M moment (Nm) 184
A-P moment (Nm) -30

Applies to 2007-10 models

Overall evaluation
G
Curb weight 3,275 lbs
Peak force 14,508 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio 4.43
Tested vehicle
2009 Dodge Avenger SXT 4-door
Roof strength test ratings can be compared across vehicle categories.

In the test, the strength of the roof is determined by pushing a metal plate against one side of it at a slow but constant speed. The force applied relative to the vehicle's weight is known as the strength-to-weight ratio. This graph shows how the ratio varied as the test of this vehicle progressed. The peak strength-to-weight ratio recorded at any time before the roof is crushed 5 inches is the key measurement of roof strength.

A good rating requires a strength-to-weight ratio of at least 4. In other words, the roof must withstand a force of at least 4 times the vehicle's weight before the plate crushes the roof by 5 inches. For an acceptable rating, the minimum required strength-to-weight ratio is 3.25. For a marginal rating, it is 2.5. Anything lower than that is poor.

How this test is conducted

Applies to 2010 models

Overall evaluation
G
Dynamic rating
G
Seat/head restraint geometry
G
Important: Ratings for head restraints & seats should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

Seat type

Power cloth seats with manual lumbar AHR

How this test is conducted

Seat type Power cloth seats with manual lumbar AHR
Geometry
Backset (mm) 46
Distance below top of head (mm) 14
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Pass
Max T1 acceleration (g) 12.2
Head contact time (ms) 52
Force rating 1
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N) 13
Max neck tension (N) 280
1
Side airbags: front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
2
Electronic stability control (standard beginning with all 2011 models, optional on 2007-10 Sebring models and 2008-10 Avenger models)
3
Antilock brakes (standard beginning with all 2011 models, optional on 2007-10 Sebring models and 2008-10 Avenger models)
4
Daytime running lights (optional on fleet vehicles only)

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