DODGE Caliber 2008

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4 ANCAP Star RatingANCAP Logo
Crash TestScoreMaximum Score
Overall Score29.14out of 37
Frontal Offset test11.14out of 16
Side impact test16out of 16
Pole test (Optional)2out of 2
Bonus points0out of 3
Data suplied by euroNCAP


The tested model of Dodge Caliber was introduced in Australia during 2007.

The Caliber scored 11.14 out of 16 in the offset crash test. The passenger compartment held its shape well. Protection from serious leg injury was marginal for the driver and passenger.

The vehicle scored 16 out of 16 in the side impact crash test and a further two points in the optional pole test.

Important note: The diesel left-hand-drive European model was tested by Euro NCAP. Australasian specifications may vary and therefore models sold in Australasia might provide different levels of protection to those described on this page.


Safety Feature Summary

The safety feature information below is subject to change without notice. For up to date safety feature specifications for all variants, please see the safety feature table to the right or contact the manufacturer.

Dual front airbags and head-protecting side curtain airbags are standard equipment. Antilock brakes (ABS) with electronic brake distribution (EBD) are also standard. Electronic stability control (ESC) is standard on the diesel and R/T variants and optional on the others.

The front seat belt buckles are mounted on the seats and the upper anchorages are adjustable. These features improve the fit of the seat belt. Pretensioners are fitted to the front seat belts to reduce slack in the event of a crash. A three point seat belt is fitted to the centre rear seat. This provides better protection than a two point (lap) seat belt.

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Frontal Offset Crash Test Results

Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Frontal Offset* 11.14 pts (out of 16)
Head/Neck 3 pts
Chest 3.25 pts
Upper Legs 2 pts
Lower Legs 2.89 pts

The passenger compartment held its shape well in the offset crash test. The brake pedal moved rearwards by 67mm and upwards 18mm. The steering wheel hub moved 41mm forward, 9mm upward and 4mm sideways. The front ("A") pillar moved 6mm rearwards. All doors remained closed during the crash and could be opened with normal effort after the crash.

The driver and passenger airbags did not prevent contact with the steering wheel and dash respectively. Steering column and dash components were a potential source of injury for the driver's knees. Dash components were a hazard for the passenger's knees.

What is frontal offset test?

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) provides consumers with independent and transparent information on the level of occupant and pedestrian protection provided by different new car models, in the most common types of crashes, through its star rating program.



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Side Impact Test Results

Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Side Impact* 16 pts (out of 16)
Head 4 pts
Chest 4 pts
Abdomen 4 pts
Pelvis 4 pts

The vehicle was eligible for an optional pole impact test, since it had head-protecting side airbags and scored four points for the head in the side impact test. The manufacturer decided to go ahead with the pole test and the vehicle earned a further two points.

What is side impact test?

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) provides consumers with independent and transparent information on the level of occupant and pedestrian protection provided by different new car models, in the most common types of crashes, through its star rating program.



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1-Star Pedestrian Rating

Pedestrian Summary

A separate pedestrian impact test is conducted. This test estimates injuries to pedestrians struck by a vehicle travelling at 40 km/h. The more stars the better (maximum 4 stars).


Pedestrian Rating Explained

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) provides consumers with independent and transparent information on the level of occupant and pedestrian protection provided by different new car models, in the most common types of crashes, through its star rating program.



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Pedestrian Rating - please view table for scores

Green Vehicle Guide

Combined Fuel Consumption CO2 Greenhouse Rating Air Pollution Rating Overall Rating
7.4 L/100km 177 g/km 7 Greenhouse Rating 7 /10 6.5 Air Pollution Rating 6.5 /10 3.5-Star Overall Rating

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