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1998 Dodge Durango

Midsize SUV
  • Moderate overlap front
    A
1
Side airbags: front and rear head curtain airbags (optional, beginning with 2002 models).
2
Rear-wheel antilock brakes (standard)
3
4-wheel antilock brakes (optional)
Model yearFront small overlapFront moderate overlapSideRoof strengthHead restraints & seats
2014
G
G
G
G
2013
G
G
G
G
2012
G
G
G
G
2011
G
G
G
G
2003
A
2002
A
2001
A
2000
A
1999
A
1998
A

Applies to 1998-2003 models

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

The Dodge Durango was introduced in the 1998 model year.

Injury measures

Measures taken from the head, neck, chest, and right leg indicate low risk of injuries to these body regions in a crash of this severity. Forces on the left tibia indicate that injuries to the lower leg would be likely. Forces on the foot were high enough to damage the dummy's steel "foot bone," indicating that injuries to the left foot would be likely. Forces on the left femur indicate that injuries to the upper leg would be possible. Head acceleration from the B-pillar hit was low.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

Dummy movement wasn't well controlled. As the dummy moved into the airbag, its torso went under and to the left of the bag. During rebound, the dummy's head hit the B-pillar. There was far too much upward movement of the steering wheel.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle1999 Dodge Durango SLT Plus 4wd
Weight 4,844 lbs.
Side airbagsnone
Wheelbase116 in.
Length194 in.
Width72 in.
Engine5.2 L V8
EPA ratings13 mpg city / 17 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCF99013
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm)23
Left (cm)21
Center (cm)20
Right (cm)20
Brake pedal (cm)18
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm)8
Right (cm)6
Steering column movement
Upward (cm)20
Rearward (cm)-3
A-pillar rearward movement (cm)6

Driver injury measures

Test IDCF99013
Head
HIC-15412
Peak gs at hard contact21
Neck
Tension (kN)2.2
Extension bending moment (Nm)34
Maximum Nij 0.44
Chest maximum compression (mm)26
Legs
Femur force - left (kN)7.6
Femur force - right (kN)2.8
Knee displacement - left (mm)5
Knee displacement - right (mm)0
Maximum tibia index - left1.88
Maximum tibia index - right0.64
Tibia axial force - left (kN)11.5
Tibia axial force - right (kN)3.6
Foot acceleration (g)
Left124
Right94

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