Applies to 2006-09 models
|Structure and safety cage|
|Driver injury measures|
|Rear passenger injury measures|
|Side crash test ratings can be compared across vehicle categories.
The 2009 Dodge Charger is a twin of the tested vehicle.
The Chrysler 300 was introduced in the 2005 model year, and the Dodge Charger was introduced in the 2006 model year.
Two tests of a 2006 model 300 were conducted, one with an optional side curtain airbag for the driver and rear passenger, and one without. These vehicles are rated separately, except that the structural ratings for both vehicles are based on both tests.
Beginning with 2008 models, optional side airbags designed to protect drivers' and front passengers' torsos were added to the optional side curtain airbags previously available; therefore the earlier test ratings with optional side airbags no longer apply to 2008 and later models.
Driver — Measures taken from the dummy indicate that rib fractures and/or internal organ injuries would be likely in a crash of this severity. A fracture of the pelvis would also be likely, and loading to the shoulder was excessive.
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 hit by the intruding barrier. This hit did not produce high head injury measures, but head impacts 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. This pillar is required by federal standard to provide some protection for occupants' heads.
Tested vehicle specifications
|Tested vehicle||2006 Chrysler 300 Touring 4-door|
|Weight|| 3,764 lbs.|
|Side airbags||optional front and rear side curtain airbags|
|Engine||3.5 L V6|
|EPA ratings||19 mpg city / 27 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)||2.9|
|Maximum deflection (mm)||67|
|Average deflection (mm)||47|
|Maximum deflection rate (m/s)||7.34|
|Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)||1.96|
|Iliac force (kN)||4.7|
|Acetabulum force (kN)||3.5|
|Combined force (kN)||8.3|
Passenger injury measures
|Lateral deflection (mm)||19|
|Lateral force (kN)||0.9|
|Maximum deflection (mm)||33|
|Average deflection (mm)||22|
|Maximum deflection rate (m/s)||3.84|
|Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)||0.54|
|Iliac force (kN)||1.8|
|Acetabulum force (kN)||1.0|
|Combined force (kN)||2.6|