The 2017 Dodge Charger received a 5-star safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, one of the two leading national organizations that perform crash tests and other tests on every new vehicle to determine its safety in various areas.
Dodge noted that the 5-star rating applies to both the all-wheel drive and rear-wheel drive versions of the new Charger, and that the braking system offers better performance than previous model years. That’s in addition to its excellent crashworthiness and rollover scores.
Innovative driver assist features also have an impact on the 2017 Dodge Charger safety ratings. It has all the normal features like Lane Departure Warning and Lane Keep Assist, which use radar technology to determine when you’re drifting into another lane and will steer the wheel back to the correct lane if necessary, but it also has some less common ones.
Full-Speed Forward Collision Warning Plus alerts you and even engages the brakes when a vehicle is too close in front of you at high speeds—whereas many systems won’t take over the breaks unless you’re driving under a certain speed.
The new Charger has all the performance and excitement gearheads love plus the practicality and reliability you need in a daily driver, especially if it’s your primary family car.