Chrysler PT Cruiser2006-10 models
MODERATE OVERLAP FRONT TEST
|Structure/safety cage||Injury measures||Restraints/dummy kinematics|
|Head/neck||Chest||Leg/foot, left||Leg/foot, right|
Important: Frontal crash test ratings can be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.
Good Acceptable Marginal Poor
The Chrysler PT Cruiser was introduced in the 2001 model year. Beginning with 2006 models, an inflatable knee bolster was added to the lower instrument panel designed to minimize knee injuries to drivers in frontal crashes. The car was discontinued after the 2010 model year.
Restraints/dummy kinematics — Dummy movement was well controlled. During rebound, the dummy’s head hit the roof rail.
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 tibia indicate that injuries to the lower leg would be possible.
Left to right:
- Action shot taken during the frontal offset crash test.
- The dummy's position in relation to the steering wheel and instrument panel after the crash test indicates that the driver's survival space was maintained well.
- Smeared greasepaint indicates where the dummy's head hit the roof rail during rebound. Head acceleration from this hit was low.
- Forces on the lower left leg were high enough to indicate the possibility of injuries.
- Side airbags: front seat-mounted combination head and torso airbags (standard beginning with 2008 models, optional in 2001-07 models)
- Driver inflatable knee bolster: a separate airbag in the lower instrument panel designed to minimize knee injuries in frontal crashes (beginning with 2006 models)
- Antilock brakes (optional)
- Daytime running lights (optional on fleet vehicles only)
Tested vehicle specifications:
- 2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser LX wagon
- Class: Small car
- Weight: 3,137 lbs.
- Side airbags: front seat-mounted combination head and torso airbags
- Wheelbase: 103 in.
- Length: 169 in.
- Width: 67 in.
- Engine: 2.4 L 4-cylinder
- EPA ratings: 19 mpg city | 24 mpg highway