Advertisement
Go
2013 Dodge Challenger Photo
8.0
/ 10
On Safety
BASE INVOICE
$25,317
BASE MSRP
$26,295
On Safety
Outward visibility is a weakness of the Challenger's high-shouldered design, but safety equipment is generous.
8.0 out of 10
Browse Dodge Challenger inventory in your area.

SEE LOCAL CLASSIFIEDS

SAFETY | 8 out of 10

Expert Quotes:

Not yet rated
IIHS

Five stars overall, with an asterisk
NHTSA




While the Challenger hasn't been rated by either of the U.S. agencies, it includes a good set of safety equipment.

Items included on all Challengers include electronic stability control; front, side, and side-curtain airbags; and anti-lock brakes. Top-end SRT8 models also get some performance/safety enhancements, with Brembo brakes and Hill Start Assist. A driver's knee bag is also included, and a rearview camera system and blind-spot monitors are available.

The NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) has tested the Challenger and has given it an excellent five-star crash-test rating, with five-star results for all tests save the four-star number assigned to rollover resistance. However, the NHTSA notes that, "During the side impact test, the driver door unlatched and opened. A door opening during a side impact crash increases the likelihood of occupant ejection."

The IIHS (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety) has not tested the Challenger, but the structurally-related Dodge Charger has fared well according to the agency.

Outward visibility is one significant concern, given the Challenger's high shoulders, thin wide windows, thick rear pillars, and rather low seating position. One concern for buyers of the 2012 Challenger may be visibility. It can be hard to see blind spots when changing lanes, as well as the rear of the car when backing up, or even the front of the hood when parking.

 

Conclusion

Outward visibility is a weakness of the Challenger's high-shouldered design, but safety equipment is generous.

« Prev: Comfort and Quality Next: Features »
Advertisement
Other Choices Read More
8.0
/ 10
TCC Rating
8.4
/ 10
TCC Rating
8.0
/ 10
TCC Rating
8.0
/ 10
TCC Rating
Advertisement
Related Used Listings
Browse used listings in your area
Advertisement

How does the
TCC Rating work?
The TCC Rating is a clear numeric rating value based on a 10-point scale that reflects the overall opinion of our automotive experts on any vehicle and rolls up ratings we give each vehicle across sub-categories you care about like performance, safety, styling and more.

Our rating also has simple color-coded “Stop” (red), “Caution” (orange),
or “Go” (green) messages along with the numerical score so you can easily understand where we stand at a glance.

Our automotive experts then also collect and show you what other websites say about these different aspects of any vehicle. We do this leg work for you to simplify your research process.

Learn more about how we rate and review cars here.

 
© 2014 The Car Connection. All Rights Reserved. The Car Connection is published by High Gear Media. Stock photography by izmo, Inc. Send us feedback.