The 20 Least Safe Cars of 2015

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17. Chrysler Town & Country

The “poor” rating the Chrysler Town & Country earned in the small overlap front test led to the low overall safety score it received. The driver’s space was seriously compromised by intruding structure. Lower interior intrusion measured as much as 39 cm at the lower hinge pillar. The parking brake pedal was pushed back 36 cm into the dummy’s left lower leg. Upper interior intrusion measured as much as 39 cm at the instrument panel and 35 cm at the hinge pillar. The door sill was pushed in laterally 20 cm toward the driver, and the steering column was pushed back 17 cm. Measurements from the dummy indicated that injuries to the left hip, left knee, and left lower leg would be likely in a crash of this severity. Additionally, injury to the right lower leg would be possible. The dummy’s left lower leg skin was gouged and torn by the intruding parking brake pedal, and the left knee skin was torn by a steel brace underlying the knee bolster. The dummy’s head barely contacted the frontal airbag before sliding off the left side as the steering column moved 22 cm to the right, resulting in little airbag cushioning for the chest and contributing to the head hitting the intruding instrument panel. 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.


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