2003 Chrysler Sebring

midsize car / 4-door sedan

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 2001-06 models

Tested vehicle: 2001 Dodge Stratus SE 4-door

The Dodge Stratus and Chrysler Sebring were redesigned for the 2001 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 reasonably well.

Smeared greasepaint indicates where the dummy's head hit the roof rail during rebound. Head acceleration from this hit was negligible.

Forces on the lower right leg and foot were high enough to indicate the possibility of injuries.

Side

Rating applies to 2001-06 models

Tested vehicle: 2004 Dodge Stratus SXT 4-door without optional side airbags

The Dodge Stratus and Chrysler Sebring were redesigned for the 2001 model year.

When side airbags are optional, as in these vehicles, the Institute conducts the test without this option. If a manufacturer offering optional side airbags requests the Institute to conduct an additional test of a vehicle with this option and agrees to reimburse the cost of the vehicle, a second test is conducted. DaimlerChrysler did not request such a test.

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 damage to the occupant compartment.

Action shot taken during the side impact crash test showing the driver dummy's head being hit by the intruding barrier.

Smeared greasepaint shows where the rear passenger dummy's head hit the pillar behind the rear door and the window sill.

Head restraints & seats

Rating applies to 2003-06 models

Seat type: Seats with power recline

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry

Rating applies to 2003-06 models

Seat type: Seats that recline manually

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry