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2015 Dodge Durango

Midsize SUV
Crashworthiness
  • Small overlap front
    M
  • Moderate overlap front
    G
  • Side
    G
  • Roof strength
    G
  • Head restraints & seats
    G

Front crash prevention
Crash avoidance rating
Advanced
with optional
equipment

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Child Seat Anchors (LATCH)
ease of use
A


Ratings shown are the latest available for this model year.
See below for ratings based on manufacture date.
1
Side airbags: head curtain airbags for all three rows of seats and front seat-mounted torso airbags
2
Rollover sensor: designed to deploy the side curtain airbags in the event of an impending rollover
3
Electronic stability control, includes roll stability control
4
Antilock brakes
5
Daytime running lights (optional)
Model year Front overlap SideRoof strengthHead restraints & seatsFront crash prevention
SmallModerate
2015
M
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Advanced
2014
M
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Advanced
2013
M
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Basic
2012
M
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
2011
M
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
2003
A
Crash avoidance rating
2002
A
Crash avoidance rating
2001
A
Crash avoidance rating
2000
A
Crash avoidance rating
1999
A
Crash avoidance rating
1998
A
Crash avoidance rating

Applies to 2011-15 models

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

The Dodge Durango was redesigned for the 2011 model year.

Structure

The driver's space was seriously compromised by intruding structure. Lower interior intrusion measured as much as 29-30 cm at the service brake and parking brake pedals. Upper interior intrusion measured 21 cm at the upper hinge pillar and 18-19 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 left hip and left foot would be possible. The dummy’s left lower leg skin was deeply gouged and torn by the intruding parking brake pedal.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

The dummy’s face remained in contact with the frontal airbag, but its head still rolled around the left side of the steering wheel toward the intruding A-pillar. 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 deployed.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2015 Dodge Durango SXT 4-door 4wd
Weight 4,970 lbs.
Side airbagshead curtain airbags for all three rows of seats and front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase120 in.
Length201 in.
Width76 in.
Engine3.6 L V6
EPA ratings17 mpg city / 24 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCEN1510
Lower occupant compartment
Lower hinge pillar max (cm)26
Footrest (cm)25
Left toepan (cm)18
Brake pedal (cm)29
Parking brake (cm)30
Rocker panel lateral average (cm)4
Upper occupant compartment
Steering column9
Upper hinge pillar max (cm)21
Upper dash (cm)18
Lower instrument panel (cm)19

Driver injury measures

Test IDCEN1510
Head
HIC-15119
Peak gs at hard contactno contact
Neck
Tension (kN)1.1
Extension bending moment (Nm)6
Maximum Nij 0.25
Chest maximum compression (mm)26
Femur (kN)
Left5.3
Right2.5
Knee displacement (mm)
Left10
Right4
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left6
Right0
Maximum tibia index
Left1.53
Right0.59
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left1.9
Right1.4
Foot acceleration (g)
Left256
Right61

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.

This rating applies to vehicles other than the specific model and body style tested.

The Dodge Durango was redesigned for the 2011 model year. The vehicle is derived from the Jeep Grand Cherokee, which was also redesigned for 2011. The Durango has a longer wheelbase and overall length to accommodate three rows of seats. Frontal structure is essentially similar to that of the Grand Cherokee, and the seat belts and frontal airbags are identical. Frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test of a 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee conducted by Chrysler Corporation 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 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4-door 4wd
Weight 4,687 lbs.
Side airbagsfront and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted thorax airbags
Wheelbase115 in.
Length190 in.
Width76 in.
Engine3.6 L V6
EPA ratings16 mpg city / 22 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDVTF1003
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm)2
Left (cm)2
Center (cm)2
Right (cm)2
Brake pedal (cm)1
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm)0
Right (cm)0
Steering column movement
Upward (cm)3
Rearward (cm)7
A-pillar rearward movement (cm)0

Driver injury measures

Test IDVTF1003
Head
HIC-15193
Peak gs at hard contactno contact
Neck
Tension (kN)1.3
Extension bending moment (Nm)24
Maximum Nij 0.30
Chest maximum compression (mm)39
Legs
Femur force - left (kN)1.9
Femur force - right (kN)0.5
Knee displacement - left (mm)0
Knee displacement - right (mm)0
Maximum tibia index - left0.27
Maximum tibia index - right0.42
Tibia axial force - left (kN)1.4
Tibia axial force - right (kN)1.5
Foot acceleration (g)
Left52
Right50

Applies to 2011-15 models built after May 2011

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 Durango was redesigned for the 2011 model year. Beginning with 2011 models built after May 2011, design changes were made to the side airbags to improve occupant protection in side impact crashes. (Information about when a specific vehicle was manufactured is on the certification label typically affixed to the car on the driver door or adjacent B-pillar.) The tested car was built after the side airbag changes were made.

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 vehicle2011 Dodge Durango Express 4-door 4wd
Weight 5,011 lbs.
Side airbagsstandard head curtain airbags for all three rows of seats and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase120 in.
Length200 in.
Width76 in.
Engine3.6 L V6
EPA ratings16 mpg city / 22 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCES1113
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.
-16.5

Driver injury measures

Test IDCES1113
Head HIC-15118
Neck
Tension (kN)1.2
Compression (kN)0.5
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)42
Lateral force (kN)1.5
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)39
Average deflection (mm)35
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)3.13
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.58
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)0.6
Acetabulum force (kN)1.2
Combined force (kN)1.8
Left femur
L-M force (kN)0.2
L-M moment (Nm)38
A-P moment (Nm) -33

Passenger injury measures

Test IDCES1113
Head HIC-1560
Neck
Tension (kN)0.2
Compression (kN)0.2
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)21
Lateral force (kN)1.0
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)25
Average deflection (mm)19
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)3.12
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.26
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)0.0
Acetabulum force (kN)2.1
Combined force (kN)2.1
Left femur
L-M force (kN)0.3
L-M moment (Nm)37
A-P moment (Nm) 35

Applies to 2011-15 models

Overall evaluation
G
Curb weight5,059 lbs
Peak force23,602 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio4.67
Tested vehicle
2011 Dodge Durango Express 4-door 4wd
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 seats (AHR)

How this test is conducted

Seat typePower cloth seats (AHR)
Geometry
Backset (mm)48
Distance below top of head (mm)18
Seat design parameters
Pass/failPass
Max T1 acceleration (g)15.6
Head contact time (ms)47
Force rating1
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N)21
Max neck tension (N)342

Applies to 2014-15 models

System details

  • Optional Forward Collision Warning with Crash Mitigation

Package name

  • Optional Technology Group

Overall evaluation

Crash avoidance rating
Advanced
with optional
equipment
3 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, impact speed was reduced by 6 mph.
1 point

High-speed autobrake

In the 25 mph IIHS test, impact speed was reduced by 9 mph.
1 point

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 3 additional seating positions with a tether anchor only.

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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
other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
not 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
other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
not too deep in seat
not too much force needed to attach
easy to maneuver around anchors
4
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
none available
6
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
none available

Seat position 21

3
Lower anchor A
Depth (cm)0-2
Force (lbs)13.6
Clearance angle (degrees)81
Lower anchor B
Depth (cm)0-2
Force (lbs)16.6
Clearance angle (degrees)80
Tether anchor
LocationMiddle seatback
Confusing hardware presentYes
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
LocationMiddle seatback
Confusing hardware presentNo
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
No

Seat position 23

1
Lower anchor A
Depth (cm)0-2
Force (lbs)20.1
Clearance angle (degrees)65
Lower anchor B
Depth (cm)0-2
Force (lbs)18.7
Clearance angle (degrees)65
Tether anchor
LocationMiddle seatback
Confusing hardware presentYes
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
No

Seat position 31

6
Lower anchor A
No lower latch for this seat position
Lower anchor B
No lower latch for this seat position
Tether anchor
LocationMiddle seatback
Confusing hardware presentYes
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
No

Seat position 33

4
Lower anchor A
No lower latch for this seat position
Lower anchor B
No lower latch for this seat position
Tether anchor
LocationMiddle seatback
Confusing hardware presentYes
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
No

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