Chrysler LHS/Concorde Limited2001-04 models
results also apply to: 2001-04 Chrysler 300M
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 LHS was redesigned for the 1999 model year, and the Chrysler 300M was introduced the same year. Both were modified beginning with 2001 models to change airbag deployment characteristics. The LHS was renamed the Concorde Limited beginning with 2002 models.
Restraints/dummy kinematics — Dummy movement was well controlled. After the dummy moved forward into the airbag, it rebounded into the seat without its head hitting 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 legs 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 reasonably well.
- Dummy movement was well controlled. During rebound, the dummy's head hit only the head restraint, as indicated by smeared greasepaint.
- Footwell intrusion contributed to the possibility of injuries to both legs.
- Side airbags: front seat-mounted combination head and torso airbags (optional)
- Antilock brakes
- Daytime running lights (optional on cars sold to fleets)
Tested vehicle specifications:
- 2001 Chrysler LHS 4-door
- Class: Large family car
- Weight: 3,611 lbs.
- Side airbags: front seat-mounted combination head and torso airbags
- Wheelbase: 113 in.
- Length: 208 in.
- Width: 74 in.
- Engine: 3.5 L V6
- EPA ratings: 18 mpg city | 26 mpg highway