The 2012 Dodge Charger might look bold and brash, but its occupant protection is among the best in its class. And with its high airbag count, and high-tech safety grafts like active cruise control, rearview camera, and blind-spot monitors, it has enough to give safety-minded spouses the green light.
Front-seat active head restraints were added to the Dodge Charger's list of safety features last year. And electronic stability control, full-length side-curtain airbags, and a driver's side knee bag remain included in all Chargers. And in addition to active cruise and the blind-spot system, adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, and rear cross-path detection are all on offer.
In the more stringent federal NCAP tests introduced last year, the Charger has achieved five stars overall (out of five), with a top score in side-impact protection and four stars for frontal impact. The 2012 Charger is also an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Top Safety Pick, with top 'good' ratings in all categories.