Dodge Dakota extended cab2005-11 models
results also apply to: 2006-09 Mitsubishi Raider extended cab
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 Dodge Dakota was redesigned for the 2005 model year and discontinued after the 2011 model year. The Mitsubishi Raider was introduced in the 2006 model year and discontinued after the 2009 model year.
Restraints/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.
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 left leg would be likely and injuries to the lower right 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 very well.
- Dummy movement was well controlled. During rebound, the dummy's head hit only the head restraint.
- Forces on the lower left leg were high enough to indicate the likelihood of injuries.
- Side airbags: front and rear head curtain airbags (standard in 2011 models, optional in 2005-10 models)
- Antilock brakes (optional); rear-wheel antilock brakes standard
Tested vehicle specifications:
- 2005 Dodge Dakota ST (2wd Club Cab)
- Class: Small pickup
- Weight: 4,255 lbs.
- Side airbags: none
- Wheelbase: 131 in.
- Length: 219 in.
- Width: 74 in.
- Engine: 3.7 L V6
- EPA ratings: 16 mpg city | 22 mpg highway