2001 Dodge Intrepid

large car / 4-door sedan

2001 Dodge Intrepid 4-door sedan
2000 Dodge Intrepid shown


Rating overview
Moderate overlap front: original test


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Moderate overlap front: original test

Rating applies to 2000-04 models

Tested vehicle: 2000 Dodge Intrepid 4-door

The Dodge Intrepid and the Chrysler Concorde LX/LXi were redesigned for the 1998 model year and modified beginning with 2000 models to change airbag deployment characteristics.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Driver restraints and dummy kinematics
Dummy movement wasn't well controlled. There was too much upward movement of the steering wheel, which contributed to the dummy's head hitting the steering wheel through the airbag. During rebound, the dummy moved toward the driver door, and its head approached the window sill.

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 reasonably well.

The steering wheel moved upward too much.

Moderate footwell intrusion contributed to the possibility of injuries to both lower legs.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CF99018
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 13
Left (cm) 21
Center (cm) 27
Right (cm) 17
Brake pedal (cm) 20
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 7
Right (cm) 7
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) 12
Rearward (cm) 0
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 8

Driver injury measures

Test ID CF99018
HIC-15 303
Peak gs at hard contact 59
Tension (kN) 2.3
Extension bending moment (Nm) 19
Maximum Nij 0.36
Chest maximum compression (mm) 24
Femur force - left (kN) 4.7
Femur force - right (kN) 5.5
Knee displacement - left (mm) 1
Knee displacement - right (mm) 2
Maximum tibia index - left 1.19
Maximum tibia index - right 1.14
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 2.1
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 5.6
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 69
Right 110

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted

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