February 2, 2005

Dodge Dakota Club Cab gets five stars in crash test

Auburn Hills, Michigan – The new 2005 Dodge Dakota Club Cab has received a Five-Star rating in front and side-impact crash tests from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

A Five-Star rating means the likelihood of injury in a frontal crash is 10 percent or less.

Safety features on the all-new Dodge Dakota include a hydroformed and fully-boxed frame that improves handling, accident avoidance and crash protection. The new patented octagonal front frame rail tips help absorb impacts in a frontal crash.

Additionally, the 2005 Dodge Dakota features a new advanced air bag system that includes dual-stage front air bags and an occupant-sensing system for the passenger-side front air bag. Other safety features available on the new Dodge Dakota include side curtain air bags, which cover both rows of seats on Club and Quad Cabs. Rear seat positions in the Dodge Dakota feature three-point shoulder belts, including a new centre seating position on the Quad Cab.

Designed to maintain optimal positioning in case of an impact, rear seats on the new Dodge Dakota feature fixed outboard rear head restraints, mounted to the roof and cab back as well as larger coverage head restraints that are fixed to the top of the outboard rear seats.

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