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2010 Chrysler Sebring 4-door sedan

Midsize moderately priced car
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  • Small overlap front
    A
  • Moderate overlap front
    G
  • Side
    G
  • Roof strength
    G
  • Head restraints & seats
    G
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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)
Model yearFront small overlapFront moderate overlapSideRoof strengthHead restraints & seats
2010
A
G
G
G
G
2009
A
G
G
G
A
2008
A
G
G
G
A
2006
A
P
A
2005
A
P
A
2004
A
P
A
2003
A
P
A
2002
A
P
2001
A
P

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.

The 2010 Chrysler Sebring 4-door sedan is a twin of the tested vehicle.

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 vehicle2012 Dodge Avenger SE 4-door
Weight 3,401 lbs.
Side airbagsfront and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase109 in.
Length193 in.
Width73 in.
Engine2.4 L 4-cylinder
EPA ratings21 mpg city / 30 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCEN1216
Lower hinge pillar max (cm)18
Footrest (cm)14
Lower occupant compartment
Left toepan (cm)7
Brake pedal (cm)3
Parking brake (cm)0
Rocker panel lateral average (cm)8
Steering column1
Upper hinge pillar max (cm)9
Upper occupant compartment
Upper dash (cm)10
Lower instrument panel (cm)10

Driver injury measures

Test IDCEN1216
Head
HIC-15103
Peak gs at hard contactno contact
Neck
Tension (kN)1.6
Extension bending moment (Nm)7
Maximum Nij 0.26
Chest maximum compression (mm)26
Femur (kN)
Left2.5
Right1.1
Knee displacement (mm)
Left3
Right1
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left0
Right0
Maximum tibia index
Left0.75
Right0.27
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left1.8
Right1.5
Foot acceleration (g)
Left82
Right90

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.

The 2010 Chrysler Sebring 4-door sedan is a twin of the tested vehicle.

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 vehicle2008 Dodge Avenger SXT 4-door
Weight 3,314 lbs.
Side airbagsfront and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase109 in.
Length191 in.
Width73 in.
Engine2.4 L 4-cylinder
EPA ratings21 mpg city / 30 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCEF0803
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 IDCEF0803
Head
HIC-15163
Peak gs at hard contact25
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 - left0.53
Maximum tibia index - right0.58
Tibia axial force - left (kN)2.0
Tibia axial force - right (kN)2.9
Foot acceleration (g)
Left56
Right53

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.

The 2010 Chrysler Sebring 4-door sedan is a twin of the tested vehicle.

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 vehicle2008 Dodge Avenger SXT 4-door
Weight 3,322 lbs.
Side airbagsstandard front and rear head curtain airbags and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase109 in.
Length191 in.
Width73 in.
Engine2.4 L 4-cylinder
EPA ratings21 mpg city / 30 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCES0806
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 IDCES0806
Head HIC-15179
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 IDCES0806
Head HIC-15184
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 weight3,275 lbs
Peak force14,508 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio4.43
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 typePower cloth seats with manual lumbar (AHR)
Geometry
Backset (mm)46
Distance below top of head (mm)14
Seat design parameters
Pass/failPass
Max T1 acceleration (g)12.2
Head contact time (ms)52
Force ratingLow
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N)13
Max neck tension (N)280

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