Dodge Grand Caravan1996-2000 models
results also apply to: 1996-2000 Chrysler Town & Country | 1996-2000 Plymouth Grand Voyager
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 Grand Caravan, the Plymouth Grand Voyager, and the Chrysler Town & Country were redesigned for the 1996 model year.
Restraints/dummy kinematics — Dummy movement was reasonably well controlled. There was too much movement upward of the steering wheel.
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 likely.
Left to right:
- Action shot taken during the frontal offset crash test.
- The upper interior of the occupant compartment was maintained reasonably well. However, the instrument panel pushed back against the dummy and the steering wheel moved upward to compromise the driver's survival space.
- Vertical movement of the steering wheel rotated the dummy's head and neck sharply to the rear.
- Intrusion of vehicle structure into the footwell area contributed to high forces on both lower legs.
- Built-in child restraints (optional)
- Antilock brakes (standard on Town & Country models, optional on Grand Caravan and Grand Voyager models)
- Daytime running lights (optional on 1999-2000 Grand Caravan and Grand Voyager models sold to fleets)
Tested vehicle specifications:
- 1996 Dodge Grand Caravan SE
- Class: Minivan
- Weight: 4,046 lbs.
- Side airbags: none
- Wheelbase: 119 in.
- Length: 200 in.
- Width: 76 in.
- Engine: 3.3 L V6
- EPA ratings: 18 mpg city | 24 mpg highway