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SAFETY | 9 out of 10
"Good" in all tests performed
Five stars overall; four stars, frontal; five stars, side
Every change contributed to improved outward visibility.
Visibility (or lack thereof) won’t be a deal breaker, but Chrysler hasn’t exactly turned it into a strength.
The 300 has scored well in crash tests, and it's equipped all of the expected safety technologies, plus a few extras.
Thanks to the slimming of roof pillars and an increase in glass areas, there's better outward visibility--which should yield better safety when backing up or changing lanes.
Every car receives Hill Start Assist, Ready Alert Braking and Rain Brake Support. On higher trims, you can get a SafetyTec option package that includes adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitors, a forward-collision warning system, rear fog lamps, and power-folding exterior mirrors.The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has awarded top 'good' ratings in frontal, side, and rear impact, as well as in roof strength, and in previous model years it's earned Top Safety Pick status--but without small-overlap test results, it doesn't qualify for that nod this year. It's also earned five stars overall from the federal government, including five stars for side impact and five stars for frontal impact, with only a four-star rollover-resistance rating keeping it from a perfect score.
Top-notch safety ratings complement a well-rounded set of safety features in the 2014 Chrysler 300 and 300C.