Auburn Hills, Mich. - The all-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). The Dodge Dakota marks the eighth consecutive new Chrysler Group product to receive Five-Star frontal crash-test rating.
A Five-Star rating means the likelihood of injury in a frontal crash is 10 percent or less.
Safety features on the all-new Dakota include a hydroformed and fully-boxed frame that improves handling, accident avoidance and crash protection. The new, award winning and patented octagonal front frame rail tips are designed to absorb impacts in a frontal crash.
Additionally, the 2005 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 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 center seating position on the Quad Cab.
The eight consecutive product launches that produced NHTSA-rated Five-Star vehicles for frontal crash protection are: Chrysler Pacifica, Chrysler and Dodge Minivan, Dodge Durango, Dodge Ram 1500, Dodge Ram Quad, Chrysler 300, Dodge Magnum, and Dodge Dakota.