2011 Dodge Dakota

small pickup / Crew cab pickup

2011 Dodge Dakota Crew cab pickup
2010 Dodge Dakota Crew cab pickup shown

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Moderate overlap front
Roof strength
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 2005-11 models

Tested vehicle: 2008 Dodge Dakota Crew Cab SLT 4x2

The Dodge Dakota was redesigned for the 2005 model year and discontinued after the 2011 model year. The Mitsubishi Raider was introduced in the 2006 model year and discontinued after the 2009 model year.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Driver 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 very well.

Smeared greasepaint indicates where the dummy's head hit the B-pillar during rebound. Head acceleration from this hit was negligible.

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

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CEF0805
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 7
Left (cm) 7
Center (cm) 8
Right (cm) 6
Brake pedal (cm) 5
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 0
Right (cm) 1
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) 4
Rearward (cm) 0
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 0

Driver injury measures

Test ID CEF0805
Head
HIC-15 184
Peak gs at hard contact negligible
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.1
Extension bending moment (Nm) 13
Maximum Nij 0.26
Chest maximum compression (mm) 36
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 6.3
Femur force - right (kN) 2.6
Knee displacement - left (mm) 8
Knee displacement - right (mm) 1
Maximum tibia index - left 0.65
Maximum tibia index - right 0.43
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 3.6
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 3.1
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 67
Right 66

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted

Roof strength

Rating applies to 2005-11 models

Tested vehicle: 2010 Dodge Dakota Big Horn Crew Cab 2wd

Overall evaluation
Curb weight 4,321 lbs
Peak force 13,938 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio 3.23

How the roof strength test is conducted

Head restraints & seats

Rating applies to 2005-11 models

Seat type: Seats without adjustable lumbar

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry
Technical measurements for this test
Seat type Seats without adjustable lumbar
Geometry
Backset (mm) 40
Distance below top of head (mm) 50
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Pass
Max T1 acceleration (g) 9.2
Head contact time (ms) 84
Force rating 2
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N) 194
Max neck tension (N) 730

Rating applies to 2005-11 models

Seat type: Seats with adjustable lumbar

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry
Technical measurements for this test
Seat type Seats with adjustable lumbar
Geometry
Backset (mm) 32
Distance below top of head (mm) 55
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Fail
Max T1 acceleration (g) 9.9
Head contact time (ms) 105
Force rating 3
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N) 225
Max neck tension (N) 848

How the head restraint & seat test is conducted