2017 Dodge Charger

large car / 4-door sedan

2017 Dodge Charger 4-door sedan
2015 Dodge Charger shown

Crashworthiness

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

Crash avoidance & mitigation

Headlights
Front crash prevention
Optional system
Superior

Child seat anchors

LATCH ease of use

Other available safety features

  • Standard daytime running lights
  • Optional 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 2015-19 models built after March 2015

Tested vehicle: 2015 Chrysler 300 Limited 4-door

The Chrysler 300 and Dodge Charger were redesigned for the 2011 model year. Beginning with 2015 models built after March 2015, the occupant compartment structure was modified to improve protection in small overlap frontal crashes.

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 small overlap frontal crash test.

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 wasn't maintained 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.

Intrusion of the door hinge pillar and instrument panel contributed to a high risk of injury to the left lower leg and a moderate risk to the right lower leg.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CEN1520
Lower occupant compartment
Lower hinge pillar max (cm) 17
Footrest (cm) 33
Left toepan (cm) 26
Brake pedal (cm) 22
Parking brake (cm) 23
Rocker panel lateral average (cm) 3
Upper occupant compartment
Steering column 9
Upper hinge pillar max (cm) 11
Upper dash (cm) 15
Lower instrument panel (cm) 14

Driver injury measures

Test ID CEN1520
Head
HIC-15 222
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.0
Extension bending moment (Nm) 9
Maximum Nij 0.29
Chest maximum compression (mm) 28
Femur (kN)
Left 3.7
Right 3.0
Knee displacement (mm)
Left 5
Right 4
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left 1
Right 0
Maximum tibia index
Left 1.21
Right 0.58
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left 3.0
Right 4.7
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 83
Right 85

How the driver-side small overlap front test is conducted

Moderate overlap front

Rating applies to 2011-19 models

Tested vehicle: 2011 Dodge Charger SXT 4-door

The Dodge Charger and Chrysler 300 were redesigned for the 2011 model year. Frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by 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 VTF1018
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 3
Left (cm) 5
Center (cm) 5
Right (cm) 5
Brake pedal (cm) 6
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 0
Right (cm) 0
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) 0
Rearward (cm) -2
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 1

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTF1018
Head
HIC-15 90
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.2
Extension bending moment (Nm) 12
Maximum Nij 0.25
Chest maximum compression (mm) 32
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 1.8
Femur force - right (kN) 1.7
Knee displacement - left (mm) 3
Knee displacement - right (mm) 3
Maximum tibia index - left 0.32
Maximum tibia index - right 0.50
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 1.8
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 1.9
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 43
Right 48

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted

Side

Rating applies to 2011-19 models

Tested vehicle: 2011 Dodge Charger SE 4-door with standard front and rear head curtain airbags and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags

The Dodge Charger and Chrysler 300 were redesigned for the 2011 model year.

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

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

View of the vehicle after the crash with doors removed, showing the side airbags 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.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CES1102
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm) -11.5
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.

Driver injury measures

Test ID CES1102
Head HIC-15 130
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.7
Compression (kN) 0.2
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 22
Lateral force (kN) 1.7
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 30
Average deflection (mm) 23
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 2.86
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.31
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 1.7
Acetabulum force (kN) 0.8
Combined force (kN) 1.8
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.7
L-M moment (Nm) 136
A-P moment (Nm) 23

Passenger injury measures

Test ID CES1102
Head HIC-15 74
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.2
Compression (kN) 0.5
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 16
Lateral force (kN) 1.0
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 14
Average deflection (mm) 10
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 1.01
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.07
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 1.2
Acetabulum force (kN) 0.2
Combined force (kN) 1.4
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.4
L-M moment (Nm) 49
A-P moment (Nm) 17

How the side crash test is conducted

Roof strength

Rating applies to 2011-19 models

Tested vehicle: 2011 Dodge Charger Rallye Plus 4-door

Overall evaluation
Curb weight 4,054 lbs
Peak force 21,762 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio 5.37

How the roof strength test is conducted

Head restraints & seats

Rating applies to 2011-19 models

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) 46
Distance below top of head (mm) 39
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Pass
Max T1 acceleration (g) 11.7
Head contact time (ms) 58
Force rating 1
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N) 51
Max neck tension (N) 525

How the head restraint & seat test is conducted

Headlights

Ratings are given for 3 different headlight variations available on this vehicle.

Trim level(s)

  • SXT trim equipped with Plus package
  • R/T trim equipped with Driver Confidence package
  • R/T trim equipped with Plus package
  • Daytona trim equipped with Driver Confidence package
  • R/T Scat Pack trim equipped with Driver Confidence package
  • Daytona 392 trim equipped with Driver Confidence package
  • SRT 392 trim
  • SRT Hellcat trim
Low-beam headlight type HID projector
High-beam headlight type HID projector
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 good 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 created excessive glare.

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)
  • SXT trim equipped with Plus package
  • R/T trim equipped with Driver Confidence package
  • R/T trim equipped with Plus package
  • Daytona trim equipped with Driver Confidence package
  • R/T Scat Pack trim equipped with Driver Confidence package
  • Daytona 392 trim equipped with Driver Confidence package
  • SRT 392 trim
  • SRT Hellcat trim
Low-beam headlight type HID projector
High-beam headlight type HID projector
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 102.0 m 189.8 %
Straightaway left edge 73.9 m 189.8 %
250m radius right curve, right edge 58.3 m 34.8 %
250m radius left curve, left edge 52.7 m 31.4 %
150m radius right curve, right edge 50.4 m 24.6 %
150m radius left curve, left edge 45.2 m 26.7 %
HIGH BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Straightaway right edge 112.0 m
Straightaway left edge 89.7 m
250m radius right curve, right edge 59.2 m
250m radius left curve, left edge 54.8 m
150m radius right curve, right edge 50.5 m
150m radius left curve, left edge 45.8 m

Trim level(s)

  • SXT trim equipped with Premium package
  • R/T trim equipped with Premium package
  • Daytona trim equipped with Technology package
  • R/T Scat Pack trim equipped with Technology package
  • Daytona 392 trim equipped with Technology package
  • SRT 392 trim equipped with Technology package
Low-beam headlight type HID projector
High-beam headlight type HID projector
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 good 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 created excessive glare.

High beams
On the straightaway, visibility was inadequate 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 both left curves and on both right curves.

Technical measurements for this test
Trim level(s)
  • SXT trim equipped with Premium package
  • R/T trim equipped with Premium package
  • Daytona trim equipped with Technology package
  • R/T Scat Pack trim equipped with Technology package
  • Daytona 392 trim equipped with Technology package
  • SRT 392 trim equipped with Technology package
Low-beam headlight type HID projector
High-beam headlight type HID projector
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 102.0 m 189.8 %
Straightaway left edge 73.9 m 189.8 %
250m radius right curve, right edge 58.3 m 34.8 %
250m radius left curve, left edge 52.7 m 31.4 %
150m radius right curve, right edge 50.4 m 24.6 %
150m radius left curve, left edge 45.2 m 26.7 %
HIGH BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Straightaway right edge 112.0 m
Straightaway left edge 89.7 m
250m radius right curve, right edge 59.2 m
250m radius left curve, left edge 54.8 m
150m radius right curve, right edge 50.5 m
150m radius left curve, left edge 45.8 m

Trim level(s)

  • SE trim
  • SXT trim
  • R/T trim
  • Daytona trim
  • R/T Scat Pack trim
  • Daytona 392 trim
Low-beam headlight type Halogen projector
High-beam headlight type Halogen projector
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 good on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was inadequate in all 4 tests.

The low beams created excessive glare.

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)
  • SE trim
  • SXT trim
  • R/T trim
  • Daytona trim
  • R/T Scat Pack trim
  • Daytona 392 trim
Low-beam headlight type Halogen projector
High-beam headlight type Halogen projector
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 112.1 m 356.1 %
Straightaway left edge 79.8 m 356.1 %
250m radius right curve, right edge 46.8 m 168.1 %
250m radius left curve, left edge 48.5 m 26.8 %
150m radius right curve, right edge 37.6 m 102.3 %
150m radius left curve, left edge 38.5 m None
HIGH BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Straightaway right edge 123.2 m
Straightaway left edge 99.4 m
250m radius right curve, right edge 46.1 m
250m radius left curve, left edge 48.9 m
150m radius right curve, right edge 37.4 m
150m radius left curve, left edge 38.4 m

How headlights are evaluated

Front crash prevention

System details

  • Optional Full Speed Forward Collision Warning with Active Braking

Package name

  • Optional Technology Group

Applies to 2015-19 models

Overall evaluation

  • 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, impact speed was reduced by 12 mph.
Superior
Superior
with optional equipment

How front crash prevention is evaluated

Child seat anchors

Applies to 2014-19 models

Overall evaluation
Vehicle trim SE
Seat type cloth

This vehicle has 3 rear seating positions with complete child seat attachment (LATCH) hardware.

1 2 3
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
easy-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
too deep in seat
too much force needed to attach
easy to maneuver around anchors
2
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
too deep in seat
too much force needed to attach
difficult to maneuver around anchors
3
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
too deep in seat
too much force needed to attach
easy to maneuver around anchors
Technical measurements for this test

Seat position 21

3

Lower anchor A
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 2-4
Force (lbs) 52
Clearance angle (degrees) 67
Lower anchor B
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 2-4
Force (lbs) 51
Clearance angle (degrees) 68
Tether anchor
Location Rear deck
Confusing hardware present No
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
No

Seat position 22

2

Lower anchor A
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 4-6
Force (lbs) 41
Clearance angle (degrees) 57
Lower anchor B
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 4-6
Force (lbs) 35
Clearance angle (degrees) 44
Tether anchor
Location Rear deck
Confusing hardware present No
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
No

Seat position 23

1

Lower anchor A
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 2-4
Force (lbs) 50
Clearance angle (degrees) 72
Lower anchor B
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 2-4
Force (lbs) 38
Clearance angle (degrees) 71
Tether anchor
Location Rear deck
Confusing hardware present No
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
No

How child seat anchors are evaluated