Today, Euro NCAP is releasing the results for a small family car, the Dodge Caliber. In Euro NCAP's strict testing programmes, the Dodge Caliber was awarded four stars for adult occupant protection, four stars for child occupant protection and one star for pedestrian protection.
The ratings for this car can be seen in more detail at www.euroncap.com. The complete test results will be available from 27th June 2007.
Euro NCAP's commitment to consumers ensures that test results are released as soon as possible. Keep checking our website for details of forthcoming results.
For further information please contact: Cordelia Wilson, Communications Manager +32 2 4007746 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Summary of Results
Adult Occupant Protection: 4 stars
Child Occupant Protection: 4 stars
Pedestrian Protection: 1 stars
- With the introduction some time ago of the Child Occupant Protection rating it is important to refer to the Adult Occupant Protection rating correctly. In the past, this has been referred to as the "Overall" or "Occupant" rating. Neither of these is now satisfactory.
- The front impact test is conducted at 64km/h (40mph) into an offset deformable barrier, the side impact test 50km/h (30mph), the pole test at 29km/h (18mph) and the pedestrian tests at 40km/h (25mph).
- Comparison between Size Categories: It is essential that no attempt
is made to compare the ratings between cars in different segments or
mass groups. The frontal crash test aims to measure the performance
of the car impacting another car of similar mass. There is no capability
to determine what would happen if cars of widely different masses impact
each other. It is not primarily the mass difference that has the effect,
but the effect that mass has on the structural stiffness combined with
the relative height of the structures from the ground.