Dodge: Challenger is Five-Star Safe!


Did you really need another reason to get a Dodge?  The Ram 1500 has won awards based on overall towing capacity, power, and fuel mileage.  The Hellcat Charger and Challenger provide tremendous power, make that, supercar horsepower and a Mercedes Benz E-Class price.  The Charger 392 provides just as much performance without breaking the bank.

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Did we also mention that the SRT Hellcat Charger is faster than the Challenger too?  Aerodynamics affect top speed, and it’s projected that the Hellcat Charger can reach 204 miles per hour.

With all that dangerous speed, safety is a concern as well.  It should be.  Well, there’s great news.  The Challenger earned a five-star safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

  • 2015 Dodge Challenger coupe earns five stars overall, the highest possible score in NHTSA’s safety rating program
  • More than 70 safety and security features, including new for 2015 class-exclusive Forward Collision Warning, adaptive cruise control, Blind-spot Monitoring and Rear Cross Path detection
  • All-new 2015 Dodge Challenger starts at $26,995 (excluding tax, destination and title)

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“The new Dodge Challenger coupe further demonstrates our commitment to broaden the proliferation of advanced safety technologies, such as driver-assist features,” says Scott Kunselman, Senior Vice President-Vehicle Safety and Regulatory, FCA-North America.

In its assessment of the new Challenger, NHTSA notes the availability of Forward Collision Warning (FCW), which features forward-facing sensors programmed to detect the potential for certain types of frontal collisions. If detected, the driver is alerted with visual and audible warnings.

The 2015 Dodge Challenger is the only car in its segment with such capability.

“The 2015 Challenger checks all the boxes,” Kunselman says. “It affords premium safety and security in a stylish package that delivers a sporty driving experience.”

And it does so for $26,995, excluding tax, destination and title.

What more could you want in a car?  It has the speed, the presence, and the technology all at a reasonable price.  Check one out for yourself.

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