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2004 Chrysler Sebring

Midsize car
Crashworthiness
  • Moderate overlap front
    A
  • Side
    P
  • Head restraints & seats
    A

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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 2001-06 models

Overall evaluation
A
Structure and safety cage
A
Injury measures
Head/neck
G
Chest
G
Leg/foot, left
G
Leg/foot, right
M
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 Stratus and Chrysler Sebring were redesigned for the 2001 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 the right tibia and right foot indicate that injuries to the lower leg and foot would be possible. Head acceleration from the roof rail hit was low.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

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

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle 2001 Dodge Stratus SE 4-door
Weight 3,252 lbs.
Side airbags front and rear head curtain airbags
Wheelbase 108 in.
Length 191 in.
Width 70 in.
Engine 2.7 L V6
EPA ratings 20 mpg city / 28 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CF00026
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 10
Left (cm) 22
Center (cm) 24
Right (cm) 16
Brake pedal (cm) 16
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 3
Right (cm) 2
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) 9
Rearward (cm) 2
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 1

Driver injury measures

Test ID CF00026
Head
HIC-15 373
Peak gs at hard contact negligible
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.8
Extension bending moment (Nm) 15
Maximum Nij 0.33
Chest maximum compression (mm) 30
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 3.7
Femur force - right (kN) 3.3
Knee displacement - left (mm) 1
Knee displacement - right (mm) 0
Maximum tibia index - left 0.61
Maximum tibia index - right 0.83
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 2.6
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 6.8
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 108
Right 192

Applies to 2001-06 models

Overall evaluation
P
Structure and safety cage
P
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
A
Torso
P
Pelvis/leg
P
Head protection
P
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
G
Torso
A
Pelvis/leg
G
Head protection
M
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 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.

Injury measures

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.

Head protection

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.
Side airbags none
Wheelbase 108 in.
Length 191 in.
Width 71 in.
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

Test ID CES0313
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.
3.5

Driver injury measures

Test ID CES0313
Head HIC-15 134
Neck
Tension (kN) 2.3
Compression (kN) 0.1
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 63
Lateral force (kN) 3.9
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 70
Average deflection (mm) 58
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 8.81
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 2.55
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 5.5
Acetabulum force (kN) 3.0
Combined force (kN) 8.5
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.3
L-M moment (Nm) 95
A-P moment (Nm) 39

Passenger injury measures

Test ID CES0313
Head HIC-15 258
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.1
Compression (kN) 0.1
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 49
Lateral force (kN) 1.7
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 48
Average deflection (mm) 36
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 4.71
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.68
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 2.0
Acetabulum force (kN) 1.6
Combined force (kN) 3.4
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.7
L-M moment (Nm) 199
A-P moment (Nm) 19

Applies to 2003-06 models

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

Seat type

Seats with power recline

How this test is conducted

Seat type Seats with power recline
Geometry
Backset (mm) 45
Distance below top of head (mm) 52
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Pass
Max T1 acceleration (g) 8.6
Head contact time (ms) 116
Force rating 2
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N) 188
Max neck tension (N) 636

Applies to 2003-06 models

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

Seat type

Seats that recline manually

How this test is conducted

Seat type Seats that recline manually
Geometry
Backset (mm) 98
Distance below top of head (mm) 58
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Fail
Max T1 acceleration (g) 0.0
Head contact time (ms)
Force rating 0
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N)
Max neck tension (N)
1
Side airbags: front and rear head curtain airbags (optional)
2
Antilock brakes (optional)
3
Daytime running lights (optional on cars sold to fleets)

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