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2013 Dodge Durango

midsize SUV / 4-door SUV

2013 Dodge Durango 4-door SUV
2011 Dodge Durango shown

Crashworthiness

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

Crash avoidance & mitigation

Front crash prevention
Optional system
Basic

Other available safety features

  • Optional blind spot detection

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 2011-19 models

Tested vehicle: 2015 Dodge Durango SXT 4-door 4wd

The Dodge Durango was redesigned for the 2011 model year.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Hip/thigh
Lower leg/foot
Driver restraints and dummy kinematics
The dummy’s face remained in contact with the frontal airbag, but its head still rolled around the left side of the steering wheel toward the intruding A-pillar. The side curtain airbag deployed but does not have sufficient forward coverage to protect the head from contact with forward side structure and outside objects. The side torso airbag deployed.

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 was not maintained well.

The dummy’s head contacted the frontal airbag but then rolled around to the left side. The side curtain airbag does not extend far enough forward toward the A-pillar to protect the head from possible contact with forward side structure.

Parking brake pedal, door hinge pillar, and instrument panel intrusion was extensive and contributed to a high risk of injury to the left lower leg, a significant risk to the left foot, and a moderate risk to the left hip.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CEN1510
Lower occupant compartment
Lower hinge pillar max (cm) 26
Footrest (cm) 25
Left toepan (cm) 18
Brake pedal (cm) 29
Parking brake (cm) 30
Rocker panel lateral average (cm) 4
Upper occupant compartment
Steering column 9
Upper hinge pillar max (cm) 21
Upper dash (cm) 18
Lower instrument panel (cm) 19

Driver injury measures

Test ID CEN1510
Head
HIC-15 119
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.1
Extension bending moment (Nm) 6
Maximum Nij 0.25
Chest maximum compression (mm) 26
Femur (kN)
Left 5.3
Right 2.5
Knee displacement (mm)
Left 10
Right 4
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left 6
Right 0
Maximum tibia index
Left 1.53
Right 0.59
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left 1.9
Right 1.4
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 256
Right 61

How the driver-side small overlap front test is conducted

Moderate overlap front

Rating applies to 2011-19 models

Tested vehicle: 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4-door 4wd

The Dodge Durango was redesigned for the 2011 model year. The vehicle is derived from the Jeep Grand Cherokee, which was also redesigned for 2011. The Durango has a longer wheelbase and overall length to accommodate three rows of seats. Frontal structure is essentially similar to that of the Grand Cherokee, and the seat belts and frontal airbags are identical. Frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test of a 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee conducted by Chrysler Corporation 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 VTF1003
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 2
Left (cm) 2
Center (cm) 2
Right (cm) 2
Brake pedal (cm) 1
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 0
Right (cm) 0
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) -3
Rearward (cm) -7
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 0

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTF1003
Head
HIC-15 193
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.3
Extension bending moment (Nm) 24
Maximum Nij 0.30
Chest maximum compression (mm) 39
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 1.9
Femur force - right (kN) 0.5
Knee displacement - left (mm) 0
Knee displacement - right (mm) 0
Maximum tibia index - left 0.27
Maximum tibia index - right 0.42
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 1.4
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 1.5
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 52
Right 50

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted

Side

Rating applies to 2011-19 models built after May 2011

Tested vehicle: 2011 Dodge Durango Express 4-door 4wd with standard head curtain airbags for all three rows of seats and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags

The Dodge Durango was redesigned for the 2011 model year. Beginning with 2011 models built after May 2011, design changes were made to the side airbags to improve occupant protection in side impact crashes. (Information about when a specific vehicle was manufactured is on the certification label typically affixed to the car on the driver door or adjacent B-pillar.) The tested car was built after the side airbag changes were made.

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 airbags.

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 CES1113
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm) -16.5
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.

Driver injury measures

Test ID CES1113
Head HIC-15 118
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.2
Compression (kN) 0.5
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 42
Lateral force (kN) 1.5
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 39
Average deflection (mm) 35
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 3.13
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.58
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 0.6
Acetabulum force (kN) 1.2
Combined force (kN) 1.8
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.2
L-M moment (Nm) 38
A-P moment (Nm) -33

Passenger injury measures

Test ID CES1113
Head HIC-15 60
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.2
Compression (kN) 0.2
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 21
Lateral force (kN) 1.0
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 25
Average deflection (mm) 19
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 3.12
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.26
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 0.0
Acetabulum force (kN) 2.1
Combined force (kN) 2.1
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.3
L-M moment (Nm) 37
A-P moment (Nm) 35

How the side crash test is conducted

Roof strength

Rating applies to 2011-19 models

Tested vehicle: 2011 Dodge Durango Express 4-door 4wd

Overall evaluation
Curb weight 5,059 lbs
Peak force 23,602 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio 4.67

How the roof strength test is conducted

Head restraints & seats

Rating applies to 2011-19 models

Seat type: Power cloth seats (AHR)

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry
Technical measurements for this test
Seat type Power cloth seats (AHR)
Geometry
Backset (mm) 48
Distance below top of head (mm) 18
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Pass
Max T1 acceleration (g) 15.6
Head contact time (ms) 47
Force rating 1
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N) 21
Max neck tension (N) 342

How the head restraint & seat test is conducted

Front crash prevention

System details

  • Optional Forward Collision Warning

Package name

  • Optional Technology Group

Applies to 2013 models

Overall evaluation

  • This system meets the requirements for forward collision warning.
  • Autobrake not available.
Basic
Basic
with optional equipment

How front crash prevention is evaluated