Chrysler makes some great strides ahead with the completely redesigned 200 sedan—especially in styling, image, and features. And with crash-test results now released from one of the major U.S. agencies, it's becoming clear that safety is much-improved.
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The 2015 Chrysler 200 has aced the tough Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) small overlap frontal crash test—and it earns a top 'good' score in the other four categories of testing, representing moderate overlap frontal, side impact, seat (rear impact), and roof strength areas.
With an available Full-speed Forward Collision Plus system, offered with the Safety Tech Package, the IIHS gives the Chrysler 200 its Top Safety Pick+ award.
The outgoing version, the 2014 Chrysler 200, didn't do quite as well; it offered an 'acceptable' small overlap score—and didn't offer any advanced active-safety features—but it did earn 'good' in every other category.
The 2015 Chrysler 200, which is built on a different platform than the previous model, hasn't yet been tested by the federal government, as part of New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) testing, but we're expecting that to be improved. The former (2014) Chrysler 200 earned just four stars overall, with a particularly worrisome three-star side-impact rating.