2003 Dodge Durango

midsize SUV / 4-door SUV

2003 Dodge Durango 4-door SUV
1999 Dodge Durango shown

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Moderate overlap front

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 1998-2003 models

Tested vehicle: 1999 Dodge Durango SLT 4-door 4wd

The Dodge Durango was introduced in the 1998 model year.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Restraints and dummy kinematics
Dummy movement wasn't well controlled. As the dummy moved into the airbag, its torso went under and to the left of the bag. During rebound, the dummy's head hit the B-pillar. There was far too much upward movement of the steering wheel.

Action shot taken during the frontal offset crash test.

Despite some buckling of the roof rail and door sill, the dummy's position in relation to the steering wheel and instrument panel after the crash test indicates the driver's survival space was maintained reasonably well.

Very high forces on the dummy's left foot twisted the steel "bone" inside its foot (before impact this "bone" was flat).

Intrusion near the footrest contributed to the likelihood of left leg or foot injury.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CF99013
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 23
Left (cm) 21
Center (cm) 20
Right (cm) 20
Brake pedal (cm) 18
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 8
Right (cm) 6
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) 20
Rearward (cm) 3
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 6

Driver injury measures

Test ID CF99013
Head
HIC-15 412
Peak gs at hard contact 21
Neck
Tension (kN) 2.2
Extension bending moment (Nm) 34
Maximum Nij 0.44
Chest maximum compression (mm) 26
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 7.6
Femur force - right (kN) 2.8
Knee displacement - left (mm) 5
Knee displacement - right (mm) 0
Maximum tibia index - left 1.88
Maximum tibia index - right 0.64
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 11.5
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 3.6
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 124
Right 94

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted