2002 Dodge Intrepid

large car / 4-door sedan

2002 Dodge Intrepid 4-door sedan
2000 Dodge Intrepid shown

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Moderate overlap front

Other available safety features

  • Optional daytime running lights

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 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
Injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
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.