Applies to 2015-16 models built after March 2015
|Structure and safety cage|
|Restraints and dummy kinematics|
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 Chrysler 300 and Dodge Charger were redesigned for the 2011 model year. Beginning with 2015 models built after March 2015, the occupant compartment structure was modified to improve protection in small overlap frontal crashes.
The driver space was not maintained well, with maximum intrusion of the lower interior of 33 cm at the footrest. Upper interior intrusion measured 14-15 cm at the instrument panel. The steering column was pushed back 9 cm toward the driver dummy.
Measures from the dummy indicate that injuries to the left lower leg would be likely in a crash of this severity and injuries to the right lower leg would be possible.
Restraints and dummy kinematics
The dummy’s movement was well controlled. The dummy’s head loaded the frontal airbag, which stayed in front of the dummy until rebound. The side curtain airbag deployed and has sufficient forward coverage to protect the head from contact with side structure and outside objects. The side torso airbag also deployed.
Tested vehicle specifications
|Tested vehicle||2015 Chrysler 300 Limited 4-door|
|Weight|| 4,011 lbs.|
|Side airbags||front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags|
|Engine||3.6 L V6|
|EPA ratings||19 mpg city / 31 mpg highway|
How this test is conducted
Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side
|Lower occupant compartment|
|Lower hinge pillar max (cm)||17|
|Left toepan (cm)||26|
|Brake pedal (cm)||22|
|Parking brake (cm)||23|
|Rocker panel lateral average (cm)||3|
|Upper occupant compartment|
|Upper hinge pillar max (cm)||11|
|Upper dash (cm)||15|
|Lower instrument panel (cm)||14|
Driver injury measures
|Peak gs at hard contact||no contact |
|Tension (kN)||1.0 |
|Extension bending moment (Nm)||9 |
|Maximum Nij ||0.29 |
|Chest maximum compression (mm)||28 |
|Knee displacement (mm)|
|Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)|
|Maximum tibia index|
|Tibia axial force (kN)|
|Foot acceleration (g)|