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2005 Dodge SRT-4

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  • Moderate overlap front
    M
  • Side
    P
1
Side airbags: front seat-mounted combination head and torso airbags (optional on 2001-05 models)
2
Antilock brakes (optional)
Model yearFront small overlapFront moderate overlapSideRoof strengthHead restraints & seats
2005
M
P
2004
M
P
2003
M
P

Applies to 2003-05 models

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

The 2005 Dodge SRT-4 is a twin of the tested vehicle.

The Dodge and Plymouth Neon were redesigned for the 2000 model year. The Plymouth Neon was dropped after the 2001 model year, and the high-performance Dodge SRT-4 model was added in the 2003 model year. Both the Dodge Neon and SRT-4 were dropped after the 2005 model year.

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 the left femur indicate that injuries to the upper leg would be likely. Forces on both tibias indicate that injuries to lower legs would be possible.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

Dummy movement wasn't well controlled. As the dummy moved into the airbag, it also moved toward the driver door, which had bowed outward, and its head approached but didn't hit the window sill. There was too much rearward movement of the steering column, and during the impact the steering wheel broke off from the column.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2000 Dodge Neon 4-door
Weight 2,659 lbs.
Side airbagsnone
Wheelbase105 in.
Length174 in.
Width68 in.
Engine2.0 L 4-cylinder
EPA ratings25 mpg city / 31 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCF99007
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm)20
Left (cm)22
Center (cm)27
Right (cm)17
Brake pedal (cm)17
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm)13
Right (cm)12
Steering column movement
Upward (cm)2
Rearward (cm)-12
A-pillar rearward movement (cm)14

Driver injury measures

Test IDCF99007
Head
HIC-15449
Peak gs at hard contactno contact
Neck
Tension (kN)2.7
Extension bending moment (Nm)17
Maximum Nij 0.44
Chest maximum compression (mm)42
Legs
Femur force - left (kN)12.4
Femur force - right (kN)4.0
Knee displacement - left (mm)4
Knee displacement - right (mm)7
Maximum tibia index - left1.19
Maximum tibia index - right0.87
Tibia axial force - left (kN)2.0
Tibia axial force - right (kN)4.3
Foot acceleration (g)
Left65
Right128

Applies to 2003-05 models

Overall evaluation
P
Structure and safety cage
P
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
P
Torso
P
Pelvis/leg
P
Head protection
P
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
M
Torso
G
Pelvis/leg
P
Head protection
P
Side crash test ratings can be compared across vehicle categories.

The 2005 Dodge SRT-4 is a twin of the tested vehicle.

The Dodge and Plymouth Neon were redesigned for the 2000 model year. Side airbags were made optional beginning with 2001 models. The Plymouth Neon was dropped after the 2001 model year, and the high-performance Dodge SRT-4 model was added in the 2003 model year. Both the Dodge Neon and SRT-4 were dropped after the 2005 model year.

Injury measures

Driver — Measures taken from the dummy indicate that serious skull fracture and/or brain injuries would be likely in a crash of this severity. Rib fractures and/or internal organ injuries plus a fracture of the pelvis also would be likely.

Passenger — Measures taken from the dummy indicate that serious skull fracture and/or brain injuries would be possible in a crash of this severity. A left femur fracture also would be likely.

Head protection

Driver — The dummy's head was hit by the intruding barrier, producing high head injury measures.

Passenger — The dummy's head was hit by the intruding barrier, producing high head injury measures.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2005 Dodge Neon SXT 4-door
Weight 2,654 lbs.
Side airbagsnone
Wheelbase105 in.
Length175 in.
Width67 in.
Engine2.0 L 4-cylinder
EPA ratings25 mpg city / 32 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCES0423
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.
2.5

Driver injury measures

Test IDCES0423
Head HIC-152,677
Neck
Tension (kN)2.4
Compression (kN)0.7
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)53
Lateral force (kN)2.2
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)54
Average deflection (mm)40
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)7.11
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)1.57
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)4.4
Acetabulum force (kN)3.4
Combined force (kN)7.7
Left femur
L-M force (kN)0.7
L-M moment (Nm)265
A-P moment (Nm) -50

Passenger injury measures

Test IDCES0423
Head HIC-15868
Neck
Tension (kN)2.0
Compression (kN)1.3
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)37
Lateral force (kN)2.0
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)39
Average deflection (mm)30
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)3.81
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.61
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)0.5
Acetabulum force (kN)1.4
Combined force (kN)1.8
Left femur
L-M force (kN)5.2
L-M moment (Nm)416
A-P moment (Nm) -158

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