Applies to 2008-10 models
|Structure and safety cage|
|Driver injury measures|
|Rear passenger injury measures|
|Side crash test ratings can be compared across vehicle categories.
The 2009 Chrysler Sebring convertible is a twin of the tested vehicle.
The Chrysler Sebring convertible was redesigned for the 2008 model year. The car was restyled for the 2011 model year and renamed the Chrysler 200.
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.
Driver — The dummy's head was protected from being hit by any hard structures, including the intruding barrier, by a side airbag that deployed from the seat.
Passenger — The dummy's head was hit by the interior side trim. This impact did not produce high head injury measures, but the head protection is inadequate.
Tested vehicle specifications
|Tested vehicle||2008 Chrysler Sebring convertible|
|Weight|| 3,770 lbs.|
|Side airbags||standard front seat-mounted combination head and torso airbags|
|Engine||2.4 L 4-cylinder|
|EPA ratings||20 mpg city / 29 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)||60|
|Lateral force (kN)||1.7|
|Maximum deflection (mm)||47|
|Average deflection (mm)||37|
|Maximum deflection rate (m/s)||5.64|
|Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)||0.92|
|Iliac force (kN)||2.2|
|Acetabulum force (kN)||2.9|
|Combined force (kN)||4.6|
Passenger injury measures
|Lateral deflection (mm)||50|
|Lateral force (kN)||2.2|
|Maximum deflection (mm)||39|
|Average deflection (mm)||23|
|Maximum deflection rate (m/s)||2.20|
|Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)||0.37|
|Iliac force (kN)||0.5|
|Acetabulum force (kN)||0.5|
|Combined force (kN)||1.0|