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2018 Chrysler Pacifica

minivan

Award applies only to vehicles with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights

2018 Chrysler Pacifica Minivan

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Small overlap front: driver-side
Small overlap front: passenger-side
Moderate overlap front
Side
Roof strength
Head restraints & seats

Crash avoidance & mitigation

Headlights (varies by trim/ option)
Front crash prevention: vehicle-to-vehicle
Optional system
Superior

Child seat anchors

LATCH ease of use

Other available safety features

  • Standard daytime running lights
  • Standard blind spot detection
  • Optional lane departure warning
  • Optional lane departure prevention

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.

Small overlap front: driver-side

Rating applies to 2017-19 models built after August 2016

Tested vehicle: 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Touring

The Chrysler Pacifica was introduced in the 2017 model year as a replacement for the Chrysler Town and Country minivan. The Pacifica does not share a platform with the Dodge Grand Caravan.

Two tests of the Pacifica were conducted because the driver door was torn off its hinges in the first test. As a result, Fiat Chrysler strengthened the upper hinge and reinforced the joint between the door hinge pillar and inner body panel in front of the pillar. In the second test, the upper hinge held and the door stayed shut.

The small overlap frontal ratings listed below apply only to vehicles built after August 2016, that is after the door hinge improvements were made. (Information about when a specific vehicle was manufactured is on the certification label typically affixed to the car on the driver door or adjacent B-pillar.)

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Hip/thigh
Lower leg/foot
Driver restraints and dummy kinematics

Action shot taken during the driver-side small overlap frontal crash test of the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica built after August 2016.

The dummy's position in relation to the door frame, steering wheel, and instrument panel after the crash test indicates that the driver's survival space was maintained reasonably well.

The frontal and side curtain airbags worked well together to keep the head from coming close to any stiff structure or outside objects that could cause injury.

The driver's space was maintained reasonably well, and risk of injuries to the dummy's legs and feet was low.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CEN1635
Lower occupant compartment
Lower hinge pillar max (cm) 12
Footrest (cm) 14
Left toepan (cm) 11
Brake pedal (cm) 5
Parking brake (cm)
Rocker panel lateral average (cm) 4
Upper occupant compartment
Steering column 2
Upper hinge pillar max (cm) 7
Upper dash (cm) 8
Lower instrument panel (cm) 9

Driver injury measures

Test ID CEN1635
Head
HIC-15 71
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.8
Extension bending moment (Nm) 8
Maximum Nij 0.18
Chest maximum compression (mm) 20
Femur (kN)
Left 1.2
Right 0.8
Knee displacement (mm)
Left 2
Right 1
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left 0
Right 0
Maximum tibia index
Left 0.73
Right 0.31
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left 2.2
Right 1.7
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 45
Right 28

How the driver-side small overlap front test is conducted

Small overlap front: passenger-side

Tested vehicle: 2018 Chrysler Pacifica L 4-door

The Chrysler Pacifica was introduced in the 2017 model year as a replacement for the Chrysler Town and Country minivan. The Pacifica does not share a platform with the Dodge Grand Caravan.

Beginning with 2017 models built after August 2016, the upper hinge of both the driver and front passenger doors was strengthened and the joint between the door hinge pillar and inner body panel in front of the pillar was reinforced. (Information about when a specific vehicle was manufactured is on the certification label typically affixed to the car on the driver door or adjacent B-pillar.)

Two passenger-side small overlap frontal tests of the Pacifica were conducted, one by the Institute and the other by Fiat Chrysler as part of frontal crash test verification. Ratings are based on both tests.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Hip/thigh
Lower leg/foot
Passenger restraints and dummy kinematics
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Hip/thigh
Lower leg/foot
Driver restraints and dummy kinematics

Action shot taken during the Institute's passenger-side small overlap frontal crash test.

The dummy's position in relation to the door frame and dashboard after the crash test indicates that the passenger's survival space was not maintained well (Institute test car shown).

The frontal and side curtain airbags worked well together to keep the head from coming close to any stiff structure or outside objects that could cause injury (Institute test shown).

Despite intrusion of the door hinge pillar and dashboard in both tests, risk of injuries to the dummy's legs and feet was low.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on passenger side

Test ID VTP1808 CEP1816
Lower occupant compartment
Lower hinge pillar max (cm) 16 17
Footrest (cm) 16 17
Right toepan (cm) 10 11
Center toepan (cm) 4 3
Rocker panel lateral average (cm) 4 4
Upper occupant compartment
Center dash (cm) 9 10
Upper hinge pillar max (cm) 10 8
Upper dash (cm) 13 13
Right lower dash (cm) 14 13

Passenger injury measures

Test ID VTP1808 CEP1816
Head
HIC-15 72 90
Peak gs at hard contact no contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.8 1.0
Extension bending moment (Nm) 20 9
Maximum Nij 0.23 0.19
Chest maximum compression (mm) 21 19
Femur (kN)
Left 2.2 1.6
Right 2.4 1.9
Knee displacement (mm)
Left 4 3
Right 6 6
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left 0 0
Right 0 0
Maximum tibia index
Left 0.49 0.54
Right 0.56 0.53
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left 2.5 2.0
Right 2.2 2.1
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 34 31
Right 43 26

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTP1808 CEP1816
Head
HIC-15 40 47
Peak gs at hard contact no contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.3 1.1
Extension bending moment (Nm) 13 14
Maximum Nij 0.22 0.22
Chest maximum compression (mm) 23 25
Femur (kN)
Left 0.6 0.6
Right 0.2 0.1
Knee displacement (mm)
Left 0 2
Right 0 1
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left 0 0
Right 0 0
Maximum tibia index
Left 0.34 0.39
Right 0.32 0.38
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left 1.3 1.3
Right 0.5 0.7
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 21 23
Right 39 38

How the passenger-side small overlap front test is conducted

Moderate overlap front

Rating applies to 2017-19 models

Tested vehicle: 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Touring

The Chrysler Pacifica was introduced in the 2017 model year as a replacement for the Chrysler Town and Country minivan. The Pacifica does not share a platform with the Dodge Grand Caravan. Moderate overlap frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Fiat Chrysler as part of frontal crash test verification.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Driver restraints and dummy kinematics
Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID VTF1615
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 10
Left (cm) 15
Center (cm) 16
Right (cm) 16
Brake pedal (cm) 9
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 1
Right (cm) 1
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) -4
Rearward (cm) -6
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 0

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTF1615
Head
HIC-15 151
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.0
Extension bending moment (Nm) 14
Maximum Nij 0.20
Chest maximum compression (mm) 31
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 0.3
Femur force - right (kN) 0.0
Knee displacement - left (mm) 1
Knee displacement - right (mm) 0
Maximum tibia index - left 0.68
Maximum tibia index - right 0.53
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 1.6
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 2.0
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 69
Right 82

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted

Side

Rating applies to 2017-19 models

Tested vehicle: 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Touring

The Chrysler Pacifica was introduced in the 2017 model year as a replacement for the Chrysler Town and Country minivan. The Pacifica does not share a platform with the Dodge Grand Caravan. Side ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Fiat Chrysler as part of side crash test verification.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Driver head protection
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Rear passenger head protection
Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID VTS1613
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm) -19.5
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTS1613
Head HIC-15 237
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.3
Compression (kN) 0.2
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 20
Lateral force (kN) 1.2
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 32
Average deflection (mm) 27
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 2.61
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.35
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 1.2
Acetabulum force (kN) 1.5
Combined force (kN) 2.7
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 1.0
L-M moment (Nm) 150
A-P moment (Nm) 27

Passenger injury measures

Test ID VTS1613
Head HIC-15 55
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.2
Compression (kN) 0.6
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 25
Lateral force (kN) 1.3
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 30
Average deflection (mm) 16
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 2.85
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.32
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 1.8
Acetabulum force (kN) 2.8
Combined force (kN) 3.8
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.5
L-M moment (Nm) 98
A-P moment (Nm) 41

How the side crash test is conducted

Roof strength

Rating applies to 2017-19 models

Tested vehicle: 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Touring

Overall evaluation
Curb weight 4,378 lbs
Peak force 20,056 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio 4.58

How the roof strength test is conducted

Head restraints & seats

Seat type: Power cloth seat

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry
Technical measurements for this test
Seat type Power cloth seat
Geometry
Backset (mm) 12
Distance below top of head (mm) 14
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Pass
Max T1 acceleration (g) 10.8
Head contact time (ms) 49
Force rating 1
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N) 0
Max neck tension (N) 290

How the head restraint & seat test is conducted

Front crash prevention: vehicle-to-vehicle

System details

  • Optional Full Speed Forward Collision Warning Plus

Package name

  • Optional Advanced SafetyTec

Overall evaluation

Applies to 2017-19 models

Superior
Superior
with optional equipment
  • This system meets the requirements for forward collision warning.
  • In the 12 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision.
  • In the 25 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision.

How front crash prevention is evaluated

Headlights

Ratings are given for 5 different headlight variations available on this vehicle.

Trim level(s)

  • Limited trim equipped with Advanced SafetyTec package
Low-beam headlight type HID projector
High-beam headlight type Halogen reflector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? Yes
Overall rating
Distance at which headlights provide at least 5 lux illumination:
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Low beams
On the straightaway, visibility was fair on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was fair on the sharp left and both right curves and inadequate on the gradual left curve.

The low beams never exceeded glare limits.

High beams
On the straightaway, visibility was good on the right side of the road and inadequate on the left side. On curves, visibility was fair in all 4 tests.

High-beam assist compensates for some limitations of this vehicle's low beams on the straightaway and all 4 curves.

Technical measurements for this test
Trim level(s)
  • Limited trim equipped with Advanced SafetyTec package
Low-beam headlight type HID projector
High-beam headlight type Halogen reflector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? Yes
Overall rating
Applies to 2017-19 models
LOW BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Amount glare
exceeded threshold
Straightaway right edge 78.2 m None
Straightaway left edge 48.6 m None
250m radius right curve, right edge 64.7 m None
250m radius left curve, right edge 51.0 m None
150m radius right curve, right edge 52.2 m None
150m radius left curve, left edge 51.0 m None
HIGH BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Straightaway right edge 153.6 m
Straightaway left edge 127.5 m
250m radius right curve, right edge 72.1 m
250m radius left curve, left edge 66.3 m
150m radius right curve, right edge 55.9 m
150m radius left curve, left edge 55.5 m

Trim level(s)

  • Limited trim
Low-beam headlight type HID projector
High-beam headlight type Halogen reflector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? No
Overall rating
Distance at which headlights provide at least 5 lux illumination:
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Low beams
On the straightaway, visibility was fair on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was fair on the sharp left and both right curves and inadequate on the gradual left curve.

The low beams never exceeded glare limits.

High beams
On the straightaway, visibility was good on the right side of the road and inadequate on the left side. On curves, visibility was fair in all 4 tests.

Technical measurements for this test
Trim level(s)
  • Limited trim
Low-beam headlight type HID projector
High-beam headlight type Halogen reflector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? No
Overall rating
Applies to 2017-19 models
LOW BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Amount glare
exceeded threshold
Straightaway right edge 78.2 m None
Straightaway left edge 48.6 m None
250m radius right curve, right edge 64.7 m None
250m radius left curve, right edge 51.0 m None
150m radius right curve, right edge 52.2 m None
150m radius left curve, left edge 51.0 m None
HIGH BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Straightaway right edge 153.6 m
Straightaway left edge 127.5 m
250m radius right curve, right edge 72.1 m
250m radius left curve, left edge 66.3 m
150m radius right curve, right edge 55.9 m
150m radius left curve, left edge 55.5 m

Trim level(s)

  • Touring L trim equipped with Advanced SafetyTec package
  • Touring L Plus trim equipped with Advanced SafetyTec package
  • Hybrid Limited trim equipped with Advanced SafetyTec package
  • Touring Plus trim equipped with Advanced SafetyTec package
Low-beam headlight type Halogen projector
High-beam headlight type Halogen reflector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? Yes
Overall rating
Distance at which headlights provide at least 5 lux illumination:
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Low beams
On the straightaway, visibility was fair on the left side of the road and inadequate on the right side. On curves, visibility was inadequate in all 4 tests.

The low beams never exceeded glare limits.

High beams
On the straightaway, visibility was fair on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was inadequate in all 4 tests.

High-beam assist compensates for some limitations of this vehicle's low beams on the straightaway and all 4 curves.

Technical measurements for this test
Trim level(s)
  • Touring L trim equipped with Advanced SafetyTec package
  • Touring L Plus trim equipped with Advanced SafetyTec package
  • Hybrid Limited trim equipped with Advanced SafetyTec package
  • Touring Plus trim equipped with Advanced SafetyTec package
Low-beam headlight type Halogen projector
High-beam headlight type Halogen reflector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? Yes
Overall rating
Applies to 2017-19 models
LOW BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Amount glare
exceeded threshold
Straightaway right edge 72.4 m None
Straightaway left edge 51.7 m None
250m radius right curve, right edge 49.8 m None
250m radius left curve, left edge 46.1 m None
150m radius right curve, right edge 42.4 m None
150m radius left curve, left edge 40.2 m None
HIGH BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Straightaway right edge 136.5 m
Straightaway left edge 135.2 m
250m radius right curve, right edge 57.7 m
250m radius left curve, left edge 59.0 m
150m radius right curve, right edge 47.8 m
150m radius left curve, left edge 48.1 m

Trim level(s)

  • Touring Plus trim
  • Touring L trim
  • Touring L Plus trim
  • Hybrid Touring Plus trim
  • Hybrid Touring L trim
  • Hybrid Limited trim
  • Hybrid trim
Low-beam headlight type Halogen projector
High-beam headlight type Halogen reflector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? No
Overall rating
Distance at which headlights provide at least 5 lux illumination:
car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler 0 ft 100 ft 200 ft 300 ft 400 ft 500 ft 600 ft Low beams Optimal low-beam illumination High beams Optimal high-beam illumination

Low beams
On the straightaway, visibility was fair on the left side of the road and inadequate on the right side. On curves, visibility was inadequate in all 4 tests.

The low beams never exceeded glare limits.

High beams
On the straightaway, visibility was fair on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was inadequate in all 4 tests.

Technical measurements for this test
Trim level(s)
  • Touring Plus trim
  • Touring L trim
  • Touring L Plus trim
  • Hybrid Touring Plus trim
  • Hybrid Touring L trim
  • Hybrid Limited trim
  • Hybrid trim
Low-beam headlight type Halogen projector
High-beam headlight type Halogen reflector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? No
Overall rating
Applies to 2017-19 models
LOW BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Amount glare
exceeded threshold
Straightaway right edge 72.4 m None
Straightaway left edge 51.7 m None
250m radius right curve, right edge 49.8 m None
250m radius left curve, left edge 46.1 m None
150m radius right curve, right edge 42.4 m None
150m radius left curve, left edge 40.2 m None
HIGH BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Straightaway right edge 136.5 m
Straightaway left edge 135.2 m
250m radius right curve, right edge 57.7 m
250m radius left curve, left edge 59.0 m
150m radius right curve, right edge 47.8 m
150m radius left curve, left edge 48.1 m

Trim level(s)

  • L trim
  • LX trim
  • Touring trim
Low-beam headlight type Halogen reflector
High-beam headlight type Halogen reflector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? No
Overall rating
Distance at which headlights provide at least 5 lux illumination:
car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler 0 ft 100 ft 200 ft 300 ft 400 ft 500 ft 600 ft Low beams Optimal low-beam illumination High beams Optimal high-beam illumination

Low beams
On the straightaway, visibility was inadequate on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was inadequate in all 4 tests.

The low beams never exceeded glare limits.

High beams
On the straightaway, visibility was inadequate on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was inadequate in all 4 tests.

Technical measurements for this test
Trim level(s)
  • L trim
  • LX trim
  • Touring trim
Low-beam headlight type Halogen reflector
High-beam headlight type Halogen reflector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? No
Overall rating
Applies to 2017-19 models
LOW BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Amount glare
exceeded threshold
Straightaway right edge 68.7 m None
Straightaway left edge 37.0 m None
250m radius right curve, right edge 39.6 m None
250m radius left curve, left edge 37.5 m None
150m radius right curve, right edge 36.1 m None
150m radius left curve, left edge 34.7 m None
HIGH BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Straightaway right edge 117.4 m
Straightaway left edge 79.3 m
250m radius right curve, right edge 47.8 m
250m radius left curve, left edge 48.9 m
150m radius right curve, right edge 41.0 m
150m radius left curve, left edge 40.9 m

How headlights are evaluated

Child seat anchors

Applies to 2017-19 models built after August 2016

Overall evaluation
Vehicle trim Touring
Seat type cloth

This vehicle has 4 rear seating positions with complete child seat attachment (LATCH) hardware.

Overall evaluation
Vehicle trim Touring
Seat type cloth
1 3 6 4 5
G Good
A Acceptable
M Marginal
P Poor
Seating positions that rely on borrowed lower anchors or have only a tether anchor available are not rated.
thether anchor symbol
Tether anchor
lower anchor symbol
Lower anchors
shared lower achors symbol
Lower anchor(s) can be borrowed from adjacent positions(s)
No hardware available

Details by seating position

1
Tether anchor
hard-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
not too deep in seat
too much force needed to attach
difficult to maneuver around anchors
3
Tether anchor
hard-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
not too deep in seat
too much force needed to attach
difficult to maneuver around anchors
4
Tether anchor
hard-to-find location
other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
too deep in seat
not too much force needed to attach
easy to maneuver around anchors
6
Tether anchor
hard-to-find location
other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
not too deep in seat
not too much force needed to attach
difficult to maneuver around anchors
Technical measurements for this test

Seat position 21

3

Lower anchor A
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 0-2
Force (lbs) 45
Clearance angle (degrees) 46
Lower anchor B
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 0-2
Force (lbs) 35
Clearance angle (degrees) 47
Tether anchor
Location Bottom seatback
Confusing hardware present Yes
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
Yes

Seat position 23

1

Lower anchor A
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 0-2
Force (lbs) 36
Clearance angle (degrees) 70
Lower anchor B
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 0-2
Force (lbs) 49
Clearance angle (degrees) 46
Tether anchor
Location Bottom seatback
Confusing hardware present Yes
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
Yes

Seat position 31

6

Lower anchor A
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 0-2
Force (lbs) 26
Clearance angle (degrees) could not measure
Lower anchor B
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 0-2
Force (lbs) 28
Clearance angle (degrees) could not measure
Tether anchor
Location Bottom seatback
Confusing hardware present Yes
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
No

Seat position 33

4

Lower anchor A
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 2-4
Force (lbs) 24
Clearance angle (degrees) 69
Lower anchor B
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 2-4
Force (lbs) 19
Clearance angle (degrees) 64
Tether anchor
Location Bottom seatback
Confusing hardware present Yes
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
No

Applies to 2017-19 models built after August 2016

Overall evaluation
Vehicle trim Touring
Seat type leather

This vehicle has 4 rear seating positions with complete child seat attachment (LATCH) hardware.

Overall evaluation
Vehicle trim Touring
Seat type leather
1 3 6 4 5
G Good
A Acceptable
M Marginal
P Poor
Seating positions that rely on borrowed lower anchors or have only a tether anchor available are not rated.
thether anchor symbol
Tether anchor
lower anchor symbol
Lower anchors
shared lower achors symbol
Lower anchor(s) can be borrowed from adjacent positions(s)
No hardware available

Details by seating position

1
Tether anchor
hard-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
not too deep in seat
too much force needed to attach
difficult to maneuver around anchors
3
Tether anchor
hard-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
not too deep in seat
not too much force needed to attach
difficult to maneuver around anchors
4
Tether anchor
hard-to-find location
other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
too deep in seat
not too much force needed to attach
easy to maneuver around anchors
6
Tether anchor
hard-to-find location
other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
too deep in seat
not too much force needed to attach
difficult to maneuver around anchors
Technical measurements for this test

Seat position 21

3

Lower anchor A
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 0-2
Force (lbs) 34
Clearance angle (degrees) 46
Lower anchor B
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 0-2
Force (lbs) 39
Clearance angle (degrees) 47
Tether anchor
Location Bottom seatback
Confusing hardware present Yes
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
Yes

Seat position 23

1

Lower anchor A
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 0-2
Force (lbs) 49
Clearance angle (degrees) 45
Lower anchor B
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 0-2
Force (lbs) 37
Clearance angle (degrees) 46
Tether anchor
Location Bottom seatback
Confusing hardware present Yes
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
Yes

Seat position 31

6

Lower anchor A
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 2-4
Force (lbs) 31
Clearance angle (degrees) 54
Lower anchor B
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 2-4
Force (lbs) 30
Clearance angle (degrees) could not measure
Tether anchor
Location Bottom seatback
Confusing hardware present Yes
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
No

Seat position 33

4

Lower anchor A
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 2-4
Force (lbs) 28
Clearance angle (degrees) 72
Lower anchor B
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 2-4
Force (lbs) 24
Clearance angle (degrees) 65
Tether anchor
Location Bottom seatback
Confusing hardware present Yes
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
No

How child seat anchors are evaluated