2008 Dodge Magnum

large car / 4-door wagon


Rating overview
Moderate overlap front: original test
Head restraints & seats


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Moderate overlap front: original test

Rating applies to 2005-08 models

Tested vehicle: 2005 Chrysler 300 Touring 4-door

The Chrysler 300 was introduced in the 2005 model year, and the Dodge Charger was introduced in the 2006 model year.

The moderate overlap frontal crash test ratings also apply to the station wagon version of the 300 and Charger: 2005-08 models of the Dodge Magnum (discontinued after the 2008 model year).

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
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 well.

Dummy movement was well controlled. During rebound, the dummy's head hit only the head restraint.

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 CEF0518
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 11
Left (cm) 10
Center (cm) 9
Right (cm) 6
Brake pedal (cm) 3
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 0
Right (cm) 1
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) 0
Rearward (cm) 0
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 0

Driver injury measures

Test ID CEF0518
HIC-15 149
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Tension (kN) 1.1
Extension bending moment (Nm) 14
Maximum Nij 0.30
Chest maximum compression (mm) 34
Femur force - left (kN) 0.5
Femur force - right (kN) 1.0
Knee displacement - left (mm) 0
Knee displacement - right (mm) 0
Maximum tibia index - left 0.24
Maximum tibia index - right 0.50
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 1.1
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 1.5
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 47
Right 61

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted

Head restraints & seats

Seat type: Manual leather seats

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry
Technical measurements for this test
Seat type Manual leather seats
Backset (mm) 35
Distance below top of head (mm) 52
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Pass
Max T1 acceleration (g) 13.7
Head contact time (ms) 59
Force rating 3
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N) 198
Max neck tension (N) 1,045

How the head restraint & seat test is conducted
Currently, IIHS tests apply only to front seats.

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