The 2017 Dodge Challenger earned a maximum of 5 stars during collision tests with a pole and another vehicle at speeds of 32 mph (51 km/h) and 62 mph (100 km/h).
“This proves the 2017 Dodge Challenger is much more than a great-looking car,” said Mike Dahl, head of Vehicle Safety & Regulatory Compliance, FCA North America. “It reflects our commitment to delivering exceptional occupant safety in every vehicle segment.”
During the side-impact testing, the Challenger‘s high-strength steel body structure, combined with the careful integration of side-guard door beams, proved critical, though supplementary restraint systems also contributed to the performance. Furthermore, all trim levels for the Challenger offer driver and front-passenger side air bags as standard, as are front and rear side-curtain air bags.
As for a look into the 2017 Challenger‘s active safety systems, the NHTSA noted the availability of Forward Collision Warning (FCW), Blind-spot Monitoring (BSM) and Rear Cross Path detection (RCP).
Since this latest generation Challenger was introduced back in 2008, it has achieved five-star scores every time it was tested by the NHTSA – though it trails newer rivals such as the Mustang and the Camaro in IIHS crash test ratings.