2007 Dodge Caliber

small car / 4-door wagon

2007 Dodge Caliber 4-door wagon

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Moderate overlap front
Side
Roof strength
Head restraints & seats

Other available safety features

  • Optional daytime running lights

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 2007-12 models

Tested vehicle: 2007 Dodge Caliber SE wagon

The Dodge Caliber was introduced in the 2007 model year as a replacement for the Dodge Neon.

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, as indicated by smeared greasepaint.

The Caliber features an airbag that deploys from the knee bolster underneath the steering wheel. The dummy's knees and shins hit this airbag as indicated by smeared greasepaint, and all leg and foot injury measures were low.

Side

Rating applies to 2007-12 models

Tested vehicle: 2007 Dodge Caliber SE wagon with standard front and rear head curtain airbags

The Dodge Caliber was introduced in the 2007 model year as a replacement for the Dodge Neon.

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 side airbag and damage to the occupant compartment.

Smeared greasepaint shows where the driver dummy's head was protected from being hit by hard structures by the side curtain airbag.

Smeared greasepaint shows where the rear passenger dummy’s head was protected by the side airbag.

Roof strength

Rating applies to 2007-12 models

Tested vehicle: 2011 Dodge Caliber Mainstreet wagon

Overall evaluation
Curb weight 3,088 lbs
Peak force 10,982 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio 3.56

Head restraints & seats

Rating applies to 2007-09 models

Seat type: Manual cloth seats

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry