Applies to 2001-06 models
|Structure and safety cage|
|Driver injury measures|
|Rear passenger injury measures|
|Side crash test ratings can be compared across vehicle categories.
The 2003 Chrysler Sebring is a twin of the tested vehicle.
The Dodge Stratus and Chrysler Sebring were redesigned for the 2001 model year.
When side airbags are optional, as in these vehicles, the Institute conducts the test without this option. If a manufacturer offering optional side airbags requests the Institute to conduct an additional test of a vehicle with this option and agrees to reimburse the cost of the vehicle, a second test is conducted. DaimlerChrysler did not request such a test.
Driver — Measures taken from the dummy indicate that rib fractures plus a fracture of the pelvis would be likely in a crash of this severity. Serious neck injuries also would be possible. In addition, loading to the shoulder was excessive.
Passenger — 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.
Driver — The dummy's head was hit by the intruding barrier. This hit did not produce high head injury measures, but head hits with intruding objects such as other vehicles, trees, and poles should be prevented.
Passenger — The dummy's head was hit by the pillar behind the rear passenger door and the window sill of the rear door. This pillar is required by federal standard to provide some protection for occupants' heads. The impact with the window sill did not produce high head injury measures, but the head protection is inadequate.
Tested vehicle specifications
|Tested vehicle||2004 Dodge Stratus SXT 4-door|
|Weight|| 3,125 lbs.|
|Engine||2.4 L 4-cylinder|
|EPA ratings||22 mpg city / 30 mpg highway|
How this test is conducted
Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side
|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.
Driver injury measures
|Lateral deflection (mm)||63|
|Lateral force (kN)||3.9|
|Maximum deflection (mm)||70|
|Average deflection (mm)||58|
|Maximum deflection rate (m/s)||8.81|
|Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)||2.55|
|Iliac force (kN)||5.5|
|Acetabulum force (kN)||3.0|
|Combined force (kN)||8.5|
Passenger injury measures
|Lateral deflection (mm)||49|
|Lateral force (kN)||1.7|
|Maximum deflection (mm)||48|
|Average deflection (mm)||36|
|Maximum deflection rate (m/s)||4.71|
|Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)||0.68|
|Iliac force (kN)||2.0|
|Acetabulum force (kN)||1.6|
|Combined force (kN)||3.4|