2008 Chrysler 300

large car / 4-door sedan

2008 Chrysler 300 4-door sedan
2006 Chrysler 300 shown

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Moderate overlap front
Side
Head restraints & seats

Key

  • G
    Good
  • A
    Acceptable
  • M
    Marginal
  • P
    Poor
  • Superior
  • Advanced
  • Basic

Some ratings use a scale of Poor to Good. Others range from Basic to Superior.

Moderate overlap front

Rating applies to 2005-10 models

Tested vehicle: 2005 Chrysler 300 Touring 4-door

The Chrysler 300 was introduced in the 2005 model year, and the Dodge Charger was introduced in the 2006 model year.

The moderate overlap frontal crash test ratings also apply to the station wagon version of the 300 and Charger: 2005-08 models of the Dodge Magnum (discontinued after the 2008 model year).

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Restraints and dummy kinematics

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.

Dummy movement was well controlled. During rebound, the dummy's head hit only the head restraint.

Intrusion into the driver's space was minimal, and all leg and foot injury measures were low.

Side

Rating applies to 2005-09 models

Tested vehicle: 2006 Chrysler 300 Touring 4-door without optional side airbags

The Chrysler 300 was introduced in the 2005 model year, and the Dodge Charger was introduced in the 2006 model year.

Two tests of a 2006 model 300 were conducted, one with an optional side curtain airbag for the driver and rear passenger, and one without. These vehicles are rated separately, except that the structural ratings for both vehicles are based on both tests.

Beginning with 2008 models, optional side airbags designed to protect drivers' and front passengers' torsos were added to the optional side curtain airbags previously available; therefore the earlier test ratings with optional side airbags no longer apply to 2008 and later models.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Head protection
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Head protection

View of the vehicle and barrier just after the crash test.

View of the vehicle after the crash with doors removed, showing the damage to the occupant compartment.

Smeared greasepaint and scrape marks indicate where the driver dummy's head hit the barrier.

Smeared greasepaint shows where the rear passenger dummy's head was hit by the pillar behind the rear passenger door.

Head restraints & seats

Rating applies to 2006-10 models

Seat type: Manual leather seat

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry