Dodge Caliber safety ratings

Mar 2007 - Current (front & side airbags)

About this test

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.

About the test vehicles

2 litre diesel
Kerb weight:
1490 kg
Medium Car
Vehicles built:
Frontal & Side Airbags

ANCAP safety

Acceptable score:  29.14 out of 37

4 stars. 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.

Frontal offset crash test

Body region scores out of 4 points each: 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 67 mm and upwards 18 mm. The steering wheel hub moved 41mm forward, 9mm upward and 4mm sideways. The front ("A") pillar moved 6 mm 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.

Front danger map

Side impact crash test

Body region scores out of 4 points each: 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.

Side danger map

Pedestrian safety


Child head impacts 4.14 Adult head impacts 0.56 Upper leg impacts Zero Lower leg impacts Zero Total (out of 36) 4.70