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2015 Dodge Charger

Large family car
Crashworthiness
  • Small overlap front
    M
  • Moderate overlap front
    G
  • Side
    G
  • Roof strength
    G
  • Head restraints & seats
    G

Front crash prevention
Crash avoidance rating
Superior
with optional
equipment

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Child Seat Anchors (LATCH)
ease of use
M


Ratings shown are the latest available for this model year.
See below for ratings based on manufacture date.
1
Side airbags: front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
2
Rollover sensor: designed to deploy the side curtain airbags in the event of an impending rollover (beginning with 2015 models)
3
Driver knee airbag: a separate airbag in the lower instrument panel designed to minimize knee injuries in frontal crashes
4
Electronic stability control
5
Antilock brakes
6
Programmable daytime running lights
Model year Front overlap SideRoof strengthHead restraints & seatsFront crash prevention
SmallModerate
2015
M
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Superior
2014
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Basic
2013
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Basic
2012
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
2011
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
2010
G
M
M
Crash avoidance rating
2009
G
P
M
Crash avoidance rating
2008
G
P
M
Crash avoidance rating
2007
G
M
P
M
Crash avoidance rating
2006
G
M
P
M
Crash avoidance rating

Applies to 2015 models built after March 2015

Overall evaluation
M
Structure and safety cage
M
Injury measures
Head/neck
G
Chest
G
Hip/thigh
G
Lower leg/foot
P
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 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.

Structure

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.

Injury measures

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 vehicle2015 Chrysler 300 Limited 4-door
Weight 4,011 lbs.
Side airbagsfront and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase120 in.
Length199 in.
Width75 in.
Engine3.6 L V6
EPA ratings19 mpg city / 31 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCEN1520
Lower occupant compartment
Lower hinge pillar max (cm)17
Footrest (cm)33
Left toepan (cm)26
Brake pedal (cm)22
Parking brake (cm)23
Rocker panel lateral average (cm)3
Upper occupant compartment
Steering column9
Upper hinge pillar max (cm)11
Upper dash (cm)15
Lower instrument panel (cm)14

Driver injury measures

Test IDCEN1520
Head
HIC-15222
Peak gs at hard contactno contact
Neck
Tension (kN)1.0
Extension bending moment (Nm)9
Maximum Nij 0.29
Chest maximum compression (mm)28
Femur (kN)
Left3.7
Right3.0
Knee displacement (mm)
Left5
Right4
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left1
Right0
Maximum tibia index
Left1.21
Right0.58
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left3.0
Right4.7
Foot acceleration (g)
Left83
Right85

Applies to 2011-15 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 Dodge Charger and Chrysler 300 were redesigned for the 2011 model year. Frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Chrysler as part of frontal crash test verification.

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

Dummy movement was well controlled. After the dummy moved forward into the airbag, it rebounded into the seat without its head coming close to any stiff structure that could cause injury.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2011 Dodge Charger SXT 4-door
Weight 3,962 lbs.
Side airbagsfront and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase120 in.
Length200 in.
Width75 in.
Engine3.6 L V6
EPA ratings18 mpg city / 27 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDVTF1018
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm)3
Left (cm)5
Center (cm)5
Right (cm)5
Brake pedal (cm)6
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm)0
Right (cm)0
Steering column movement
Upward (cm)0
Rearward (cm)-2
A-pillar rearward movement (cm)1

Driver injury measures

Test IDVTF1018
Head
HIC-1590
Peak gs at hard contactno contact
Neck
Tension (kN)1.2
Extension bending moment (Nm)12
Maximum Nij 0.25
Chest maximum compression (mm)32
Legs
Femur force - left (kN)1.8
Femur force - right (kN)1.7
Knee displacement - left (mm)3
Knee displacement - right (mm)3
Maximum tibia index - left0.32
Maximum tibia index - right0.50
Tibia axial force - left (kN)1.8
Tibia axial force - right (kN)1.9
Foot acceleration (g)
Left43
Right48

Applies to 2011-15 models

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
A
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
G
Torso
G
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 Dodge Charger and Chrysler 300 were redesigned for the 2011 model year.

Injury measures

Driver — Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.

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.

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 vehicle2011 Dodge Charger SE 4-door
Weight 3,941 lbs.
Side airbagsstandard front and rear head curtain airbags and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase120 in.
Length200 in.
Width75 in.
Engine3.6 L V6
EPA ratings18 mpg city / 27 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCES1102
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.
-11.5

Driver injury measures

Test IDCES1102
Head HIC-15130
Neck
Tension (kN)0.7
Compression (kN)0.2
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)22
Lateral force (kN)1.7
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)30
Average deflection (mm)23
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)2.86
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.31
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)1.7
Acetabulum force (kN)0.8
Combined force (kN)1.8
Left femur
L-M force (kN)0.7
L-M moment (Nm)136
A-P moment (Nm) 23

Passenger injury measures

Test IDCES1102
Head HIC-1574
Neck
Tension (kN)0.2
Compression (kN)0.5
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)16
Lateral force (kN)1.0
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)14
Average deflection (mm)10
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)1.01
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.07
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)1.2
Acetabulum force (kN)0.2
Combined force (kN)1.4
Left femur
L-M force (kN)0.4
L-M moment (Nm)49
A-P moment (Nm) 17

Applies to 2011-15 models

Overall evaluation
G
Curb weight4,054 lbs
Peak force21,762 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio5.37
Tested vehicle
2011 Dodge Charger Rallye Plus 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 2011-15 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 seat

How this test is conducted

Seat typePower cloth seat
Geometry
Backset (mm)46
Distance below top of head (mm)39
Seat design parameters
Pass/failPass
Max T1 acceleration (g)11.7
Head contact time (ms)58
Force rating1
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N)51
Max neck tension (N)525

Applies to 2015 models

System details

  • Optional Full Speed Forward Collision Warning with Crash Mitigation

Package name

  • Optional Technology Group

Overall evaluation

Crash avoidance rating
Superior
with optional
equipment
5 points total

Forward collision warning

This system meets the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's criteria for forward collision warning.
1 point

Low-speed autobrake

In the 12 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision.
2 points

High-speed autobrake

In the 25 mph IIHS test, impact speed was reduced by 12 mph.
2 points

How this rating is determined

Applies to 2014-15 models

How this rating is determined

Overall evaluation

M
Vehicle trimSE
Seat type cloth

This vehicle has 3 rear seating positions with complete child seat attachment (LATCH) hardware.

123


Good
Acceptable
Marginal
Poor
Seating positions that rely on borrowed lower anchors or have only a tether anchor available are not rated.
Tether anchor
Lower anchors
Lower anchor(s) can be borrowed from adjacent positions(s)
No hardware available

Details by seating position

1
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
too deep in seat
too much force needed to attach
easy to maneuver around anchors
2
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
too deep in seat
too much force needed to attach
difficult to maneuver around anchors
3
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
too deep in seat
too much force needed to attach
easy to maneuver around anchors

Seat position 21

3
Lower anchor A
Depth (cm)2-4
Force (lbs)52.2
Clearance angle (degrees)67
Lower anchor B
Depth (cm)2-4
Force (lbs)51.9
Clearance angle (degrees)67
Tether anchor
LocationRear deck
Confusing hardware presentNo
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
No

Seat position 22

2
Lower anchor A
Depth (cm)4-6
Force (lbs)41.5
Clearance angle (degrees)56
Lower anchor B
Depth (cm)4-6
Force (lbs)35.0
Clearance angle (degrees)43
Tether anchor
LocationRear deck
Confusing hardware presentNo
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
No

Seat position 23

1
Lower anchor A
Depth (cm)2-4
Force (lbs)50.8
Clearance angle (degrees)72
Lower anchor B
Depth (cm)2-4
Force (lbs)38.9
Clearance angle (degrees)70
Tether anchor
LocationRear deck
Confusing hardware presentNo
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
No

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