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2015 Dodge Dart

Small car
Crashworthiness
  • Small overlap front
    A
  • Moderate overlap front
    G
  • Side
    G
  • Roof strength
    G
  • Head restraints & seats
    G

Front crash prevention
Crash avoidance rating
Not available

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Child Seat Anchors (LATCH)
ease of use
A
1
Side airbags: front and rear head curtain airbags, front seat-mounted torso airbags, and rear seat-mounted pelvis airbags
2
Driver and front passenger knee airbags: separate airbags in the lower instrument panel designed to minimize knee injuries in frontal crashes
3
Electronic stability control
4
Antilock brakes
5
Programmable daytime running lights
Model year Front overlap SideRoof strengthHead restraints & seatsFront crash prevention
SmallModerate
2015
A
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Not available
2014
A
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Not available
2013
A
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Not available

Applies to 2013-15 models

Overall evaluation
A
Structure and safety cage
A
Injury measures
Head/neck
G
Chest
G
Hip/thigh
G
Lower leg/foot
G
Restraints and dummy kinematics
M
Important: Frontal crash test ratings should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

The Dodge Dart was introduced in the 2013 model year. Two tests of the Dart were conducted because electrical power to the onboard (car interior) cameras was interrupted during the first test. In the second Dart test, the driver door opened when the hinges tore away from the door frame. In the first test, the hinges were severely damaged and the lower one tore away, but the door stayed shut. In each test, the Dart’s safety belt and front and side curtain airbags appeared to adequately protect the dummy’s head and upper body, and measures from the dummy showed little risk of head and chest injuries. As a result, the Institute averaged results of both tests and downgraded the Dart’s restraints and kinematics rating to marginal because doors shouldn’t open in a crash. Injury and structural ratings are based on both tests.

Structure

The driver space was maintained reasonably well in the two tests, taken together. Maximum intrusion of the lower interior was 21 cm at the lower hinge pillar in the first test, but much higher at 35 cm in the second test. All other intrusion measures were very similar between the two tests (varying by no more than 2 cm), with upper interior intrusion measuring 9-11 cm at the hinge pillar and instrument panel in the first test and 10-12 cm in the second test.

Injury measures

Measures from the dummies in the two tests, taken together, indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

The driver door opened in the second test, which shouldn't happen because the driver could be partly or completely ejected from the vehicle. Still, in the second test, the dummy’s head loaded the frontal airbag, which stayed in front of the dummy until rebound. (Camera views from outside the car suggest that dummy movement was very similar in the first test.) In both tests, the side curtain airbag deployed but does not have sufficient forward coverage to protect the head from contact with forward side structure and outside objects. The side torso airbag also deployed in both tests.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2013 Dodge Dart SE 4-door
Weight 3,253 lbs.
Side airbagsfront and rear head curtain airbags, front seat-mounted torso airbags, and rear seat-mounted pelvis airbags
Wheelbase106 in.
Length184 in.
Width72 in.
Engine2.0 L 4-cylinder
EPA ratings24 mpg city / 34 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCEN1321CEN1322
Lower occupant compartment
Lower hinge pillar max (cm)2135
Footrest (cm)910
Left toepan (cm)25
Brake pedal (cm)42
Parking brake (cm)
Rocker panel lateral average (cm)21
Upper occupant compartment
Steering column46
Upper hinge pillar max (cm)1110
Upper dash (cm)1012
Lower instrument panel (cm)911

Driver injury measures

Test IDCEN1321CEN1322
Head
HIC-1584185
Peak gs at hard contactno contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN)1.2 0.9
Extension bending moment (Nm)16 18
Maximum Nij 0.23 0.20
Chest maximum compression (mm)22 23
Femur (kN)
Left2.2 2.2
Right1.3 1.1
Knee displacement (mm)
Left8 4
Right1 1
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left0 0
Right0 0
Maximum tibia index
Left0.58 0.92
Right0.61 0.69
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left3.23.5
Right2.11.8
Foot acceleration (g)
Left6468
Right3353

Applies to 2013-15 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 Dart was introduced in the 2013 model year.

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. The driver side curtain airbag deployed during the crash. After the dummy moved forward into the frontal airbag, its head contacted the side curtain airbag.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2013 Dodge Dart Limited 4-door
Weight 3,336 lbs.
Side airbagsfront and rear head curtain airbags, front seat-mounted torso airbags, and rear seat-mounted pelvis airbags
Wheelbase106 in.
Length184 in.
Width72 in.
Engine2.0 L 4-cylinder
EPA ratings24 mpg city / 34 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCEF1207
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm)3
Left (cm)5
Center (cm)2
Right (cm)2
Brake pedal (cm)3
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm)0
Right (cm)0
Steering column movement
Upward (cm)3
Rearward (cm)3
A-pillar rearward movement (cm)0

Driver injury measures

Test IDCEF1207
Head
HIC-15224
Peak gs at hard contactno contact
Neck
Tension (kN)1.6
Extension bending moment (Nm)13
Maximum Nij 0.25
Chest maximum compression (mm)32
Legs
Femur force - left (kN)0.9
Femur force - right (kN)1.2
Knee displacement - left (mm)1
Knee displacement - right (mm)2
Maximum tibia index - left0.31
Maximum tibia index - right0.35
Tibia axial force - left (kN)2.3
Tibia axial force - right (kN)2.0
Foot acceleration (g)
Left67
Right70

Applies to 2013-15 models

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
G
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
G
Torso
A
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 Dart was introduced in the 2013 model year.

Injury measures

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.

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 and a side airbag that deployed from the seat.

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 vehicle2013 Dodge Dart Limited 4-door
Weight 3,358 lbs.
Side airbagsstandard front and rear head curtain airbags, standard front seat-mounted torso airbags, and standard rear seat-mounted pelvis airbags
Wheelbase106 in.
Length184 in.
Width72 in.
Engine2.0 L 4-cylinder
EPA ratings24 mpg city / 34 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCES1208
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.
-19.0

Driver injury measures

Test IDCES1208
Head HIC-15135
Neck
Tension (kN)0.6
Compression (kN)0.4
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)42
Lateral force (kN)1.5
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)45
Average deflection (mm)42
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)4.80
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.80
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)1.6
Acetabulum force (kN)2.0
Combined force (kN)3.5
Left femur
L-M force (kN)1.1
L-M moment (Nm)132
A-P moment (Nm) 42

Passenger injury measures

Test IDCES1208
Head HIC-15218
Neck
Tension (kN)0.2
Compression (kN)0.6
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)28
Lateral force (kN)1.3
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)23
Average deflection (mm)18
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)2.63
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.19
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)0.4
Acetabulum force (kN)2.0
Combined force (kN)2.4
Left femur
L-M force (kN)0.4
L-M moment (Nm)143
A-P moment (Nm) -55

Applies to 2013-15 models

Overall evaluation
G
Curb weight3,330 lbs
Peak force16,554 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio4.97
Tested vehicle
2013 Dodge Dart Limited 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 2013-15 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 leather seats

How this test is conducted

Seat typePower leather seats
Geometry
Backset (mm)30
Distance below top of head (mm)33
Seat design parameters
Pass/failPass
Max T1 acceleration (g)12.5
Head contact time (ms)60
Force rating1
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N)0
Max neck tension (N)423

Applies to 2013-15 models

Overall evaluation

Crash avoidance rating
Not available
0 points total

Forward collision warning

Not available.
0 points

Low-speed autobrake

Not available.
0 points

High-speed autobrake

Not available.
0 points

How this rating is determined

Applies to 2015 models

How this rating is determined

Overall evaluation

A
Vehicle trimSXT
Seat type cloth

This vehicle has 2 rear seating positions with complete child seat attachment (LATCH) hardware.

It has 1 additional seating position with a tether anchor only.

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
not 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
none available
3
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
too deep in seat
not too much force needed to attach
easy to maneuver around anchors

Seat position 21

3
Lower anchor A
Depth (cm)2-4
Force (lbs)31.8
Clearance angle (degrees)58
Lower anchor B
Depth (cm)2-4
Force (lbs)27.7
Clearance angle (degrees)63
Tether anchor
LocationRear deck
Confusing hardware presentNo
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
No

Seat position 22

2
Lower anchor A
No lower latch for this seat position
Lower anchor B
No lower latch for this seat position
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)36.9
Clearance angle (degrees)57
Lower anchor B
Depth (cm)2-4
Force (lbs)28.8
Clearance angle (degrees)57
Tether anchor
LocationRear deck
Confusing hardware presentNo
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
No

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