2010 Dodge Journey Awarded IIHS Top Safety Pick
"Another Top Safety Pick for Chrysler Group is not only a great achievement for the Dodge Journey but also for the company,” said Scott Kunselman, Senior Vice President—Engineering, Chrysler Group LLC. "IIHS’ recognition of our products demonstrates Chrysler’s leadership in occupant protection and overall vehicle engineering capability.”
Models who are aiming to get the highest possible rating from the IIHS must score good in all tests and come with electronic stability control. The 2010 Dodge Journey not only features ESC but also boasts more than 20 safety features, according to a release by Chrysler, including pre-tensioning seat-belt retractors, supplemental side-curtain air bags and standard torso air bags, combined with accident-avoidance features.
"The Dodge Journey is at the head of the class for safety,” says Institute president Adrian Lund. "The Top Safety Pick designation is our highest award and only goes to vehicles affording the best overall crash protection, plus electronic stability control to help drivers avoid many crashes altogether.”
Among the safety features of the Journey, we can mention active head restraints, all-speed traction control, ABS, brake assist, Child Seat Anchor System (LATCH), energy-absorbing steering column, inside emergency release, Enhanced Accident Response System (EARS), knee bolsters, safety cage body structure, side guard door beams, side-curtain airbags and digressive load-limiting retractors.