2011 Chrysler 300 and Dodge Charger Named IIHS Top Safety Picks
"With the addition of the new Chrysler 300 and Dodge Charger, Chrysler Group now has seven Top Safety Picks in the 2011 model year. This recognition by the IIHS underscores our commitment to safety across all vehicle segments," said Scott Kunselman, senior vice president engineering, Chrysler Group LLC. "As we continue our product transformation, we'll continue to engineer safety leadership and more capabilities into all our vehicles."
The vehicles use active safety features, such as electronic stability control, Hill Start Assist, Rain Brake Support and Ready Alert Braking, as well as passive features like full length side curtain airbags, seat-mounted side thorax air bags, driver's knee bag and front-row reactive head restraints.
The new Chrysler 300 and Dodge Charger join five other Chrysler Group vehicles that were named Top Safety Picks by the IIHS in December: Dodge Avenger and Journey, Jeep Grand Cherokee and Patriot, when equipped with the optional side airbags, and the Chrysler 200.
"Automakers deserve credit for quickly rising to meet more challenging criteria for Top Safety Pick," says Adrian Lund, the Institute's president. "That gives consumers shopping for a safer new car or SUV ‘from economy to luxury’ plenty of choices to consider when they visit a dealer showroom."