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2002 Dodge Intrepid

Large family car
  • Moderate overlap front
    A
2000 Dodge Intrepid shown
2000 Dodge Intrepid shown
1
Side airbags: front seat-mounted combination head and torso airbags (optional, beginning with 2001 models).
2
Antilock brakes (optional)
3
Daytime running lights (optional on cars sold to fleets)
Model yearFront small overlapFront moderate overlapSideRoof strengthHead restraints & seats
2004
A
2003
A
2002
A
2001
A
2000
A

Applies to 2000-04 models

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

The Dodge Intrepid and the Chrysler Concorde LX/LXi were redesigned for the 1998 model year and modified beginning with 2000 models to change airbag deployment characteristics.

Injury measures

Measures taken from the head, neck, and chest indicate low risk of injuries to these body regions in a crash of this severity. Forces on both tibias indicate that injuries to the lower legs would be possible. Head acceleration from the steering wheel hit was low.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

Dummy movement wasn't well controlled. There was too much upward movement of the steering wheel, which contributed to the dummy's head hitting the steering wheel through the airbag. During rebound, the dummy moved toward the driver door, and its head approached the window sill.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2000 Dodge Intrepid 4-door
Weight 3,505 lbs.
Side airbagsnone
Wheelbase113 in.
Length204 in.
Width75 in.
Engine2.7 L V6
EPA ratings20 mpg city / 29 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCF99018
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm)13
Left (cm)21
Center (cm)27
Right (cm)17
Brake pedal (cm)20
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm)7
Right (cm)7
Steering column movement
Upward (cm)12
Rearward (cm)0
A-pillar rearward movement (cm)8

Driver injury measures

Test IDCF99018
Head
HIC-15303
Peak gs at hard contact59
Neck
Tension (kN)2.3
Extension bending moment (Nm)19
Maximum Nij 0.36
Chest maximum compression (mm)24
Legs
Femur force - left (kN)4.7
Femur force - right (kN)5.5
Knee displacement - left (mm)1
Knee displacement - right (mm)2
Maximum tibia index - left1.19
Maximum tibia index - right1.14
Tibia axial force - left (kN)2.1
Tibia axial force - right (kN)5.6
Foot acceleration (g)
Left69
Right110

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