2001 Dodge Stratus

midsize car / 4-door sedan

2001 Dodge Stratus 4-door sedan

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Moderate overlap front
Side

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 2001-06 models

Tested vehicle: 2001 Dodge Stratus SE 4-door

The Dodge Stratus and Chrysler Sebring were redesigned for the 2001 model year.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
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 reasonably well.

Smeared greasepaint indicates where the dummy's head hit the roof rail during rebound. Head acceleration from this hit was negligible.

Forces on the lower right leg and foot were high enough to indicate the possibility of injuries.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CF00026
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 10
Left (cm) 22
Center (cm) 24
Right (cm) 16
Brake pedal (cm) 16
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 3
Right (cm) 2
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) 9
Rearward (cm) 2
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 1

Driver injury measures

Test ID CF00026
Head
HIC-15 373
Peak gs at hard contact negligible
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.8
Extension bending moment (Nm) 15
Maximum Nij 0.33
Chest maximum compression (mm) 30
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 3.7
Femur force - right (kN) 3.3
Knee displacement - left (mm) 1
Knee displacement - right (mm) 0
Maximum tibia index - left 0.61
Maximum tibia index - right 0.83
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 2.6
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 6.8
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 108
Right 192

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted

Side

Rating applies to 2001-06 models

Tested vehicle: 2004 Dodge Stratus SXT 4-door without optional side airbags

The Dodge Stratus and Chrysler Sebring were redesigned for the 2001 model year.

When side airbags are optional, as in these vehicles, the Institute conducts the test without this option. If a manufacturer offering optional side airbags requests the Institute to conduct an additional test of a vehicle with this option and agrees to reimburse the cost of the vehicle, a second test is conducted. DaimlerChrysler did not request such a test.

Rating applies to 2001-06 models

Tested vehicle:2004 Dodge Stratus SXT 4-door

The Dodge Stratus and Chrysler Sebring were redesigned for the 2001 model year.

When side airbags are optional, as in these vehicles, the Institute conducts the test without this option. If a manufacturer offering optional side airbags requests the Institute to conduct an additional test of a vehicle with this option and agrees to reimburse the cost of the vehicle, a second test is conducted. DaimlerChrysler did not request such a test.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Driver head protection
The dummy's head was hit by the intruding barrier. This hit did not produce high head injury measures, but head hits with intruding objects such as other vehicles, trees, and poles should be prevented.
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Rear passenger head protection
The dummy's head was hit by the pillar behind the rear passenger door and the window sill of the rear door. This pillar is required by federal standard to provide some protection for occupants' heads. The impact with the window sill did not produce high head injury measures, but the head protection is inadequate.

View of the vehicle and barrier just after the crash test.

View of the vehicle after the crash with doors removed, showing damage to the occupant compartment.

Action shot taken during the side impact crash test showing the driver dummy's head being hit by the intruding barrier.

Smeared greasepaint shows where the rear passenger dummy's head hit the pillar behind the rear door and the window sill.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CES0313
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm) 3.5
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.

Driver injury measures

Test ID CES0313
Head HIC-15 134
Neck
Tension (kN) 2.3
Compression (kN) 0.1
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 63
Lateral force (kN) 3.9
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 70
Average deflection (mm) 58
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 8.81
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 2.55
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 5.5
Acetabulum force (kN) 3.0
Combined force (kN) 8.5
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.3
L-M moment (Nm) 95
A-P moment (Nm) 39

Passenger injury measures

Test ID CES0313
Head HIC-15 258
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.1
Compression (kN) 0.1
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 49
Lateral force (kN) 1.7
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 48
Average deflection (mm) 36
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 4.71
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.68
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 2.0
Acetabulum force (kN) 1.6
Combined force (kN) 3.4
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.7
L-M moment (Nm) 199
A-P moment (Nm) 19

How the side crash test is conducted