AUBURN HILLS, MI -- The 2012 model-year Chrysler 300 and Dodge Charger have drawn 5-star safety ratings from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
The 5-star rating is the NHTSA’s highest rating for safety and measures vehicle safety performance in three categories -- front and side crashes as well as rollover.
“We’re very pleased that both the 2012 Chrysler 300 and 2012 Dodge Charger have achieved the highest overall rating,” said Scott Kunselman, senior vice president of engineering for Chrysler Group LLC. “The results of these tests reflect crashworthiness and performance in different scenarios.”
Both Chrysler 300 and Dodge Charger achieved an overall 5-star vehicle safety score. The rating is a combination of frontal, side pole and barrier performance with the static stability factor accounting for the rollover rating. Both Chrysler 300 and Dodge Charger also achieved high marks in rollover testing with a 4-star rating.
“These vehicles are comprehensively equipped with advanced safety features,” added Kunselman. “Both vehicles are robustly designed with a rigid structure to protect occupants and have numerous advanced safety features, including available Adaptive Cruise Control which NHSTA notes as a technology proven to reduce crashes.”
The advanced Adaptive Cruise Control maintains a set distance between vehicles when the cruise control is engaged. Other safety and security features on the Chrysler 300 and Dodge Charger include standard electronic stability control and available blind-spot monitoring.
Earlier this year, the Chrysler 300 and Dodge Charger were each named a “Top Safety Pick” by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Both the Chrysler 300 and Dodge Charger are equipped with more than 65 safety and security features, including Ready Alert Braking and Rain Brake Support features to augment overall vehicle handling and performance under all weather and pavement conditions.