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2008 Dodge Magnum

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Crashworthiness
  • Moderate overlap front
    G
  • Head restraints & seats
    M

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Model year Small overlap front Moderate overlap front Side Roof strength Head restraints & seats Front crash prevention Headlights LATCH ease of use
Driver Passenger
2008
G
M
Crash avoidance rating
2007
G
M
Crash avoidance rating
2006
G
M
Crash avoidance rating
2005
G
Crash avoidance rating

Applies to 2005-08 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 Chrysler 300 was introduced in the 2005 model year, and the Dodge Charger was introduced in the 2006 model year.

The moderate overlap frontal crash test ratings also apply to the station wagon version of the 300 and Charger: 2005-08 models of the Dodge Magnum (discontinued after the 2008 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. 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 vehicle 2005 Chrysler 300 Touring 4-door
Weight 3,726 lbs.
Side airbags none
Wheelbase 120 in.
Length 197 in.
Width 74 in.
Engine 3.5 L V6
EPA ratings 19 mpg city / 27 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CEF0518
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 11
Left (cm) 10
Center (cm) 9
Right (cm) 6
Brake pedal (cm) 3
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 0
Right (cm) 1
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) 0
Rearward (cm) 0
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 0

Driver injury measures

Test ID CEF0518
Head
HIC-15 149
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.1
Extension bending moment (Nm) 14
Maximum Nij 0.30
Chest maximum compression (mm) 34
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 0.5
Femur force - right (kN) 1.0
Knee displacement - left (mm) 0
Knee displacement - right (mm) 0
Maximum tibia index - left 0.24
Maximum tibia index - right 0.50
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 1.1
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 1.5
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 47
Right 61

Applies to 2006-08 models

Overall evaluation
M
Dynamic rating
M
Seat/head restraint geometry
G
Important: Ratings for head restraints & seats should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

Seat type

Manual leather seats

How this test is conducted

Seat type Manual leather seats
Geometry
Backset (mm) 35
Distance below top of head (mm) 52
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Pass
Max T1 acceleration (g) 13.7
Head contact time (ms) 59
Force rating 3
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N) 198
Max neck tension (N) 1,045

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