2012 Dodge Charger  RealSafeCars83Safety Rating

#7 of 2012 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#29 of all 2012 vehicles


Pictured: 2016 Dodge Charger
The Charger, part of Dodge's lineup since 2006, is a large sedan with seating up to 5. The Charger has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2017. The Dodge Charger provides superior horsepower for its class, offering great power. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily bypass mud and snow. Dodge offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2012 Dodge Charger is average compared to all vehicles.

Comparison to all vehicles.  This plot shows RSC safety scores on the horizontal axis vs. the number of vehicles with each safety score (depicted by bar height and percentages at the bottom). Colors reflect vehicle safety, ranging from red (not that safe) to green (safer). For reference, a score of 0 implies a 0.15% chance of driver death (13% chance of driver injury) over 15 years, and a score of 100 reflects a 0.016% chance (1.4% chance of driver injury). The 2012 Dodge Charger has a score of 83, implying a 0.039% chance of driver death (3.5% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2012 Dodge Charger has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0387% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 4.4212%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0387% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 4.4212% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2012 Dodge Charger is 19% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2012 Dodge Charger is 25% less likely to result in a fatal accident.


But it is safer than many comparable models.

9156Chevrolet ImpalaMazda CX-9Honda CrosstourBuick LaCrosseVolkswagen RoutanDodge Grand CaravanChrysler 300Dodge ChargerFord FlexChevrolet CamaroC. Town and CountryFord TaurusComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2012 Dodge Charger with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 56 to 91. The 2012 Dodge Charger is safer than the 2012 Chevrolet Impala, the 2012 Mazda CX-9, the 2012 Honda Crosstour, the 2012 Buick LaCrosse, the 2012 Volkswagen Routan, the 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan, the 2012 Ford Taurus, the 2012 Chrysler Town and Country, the 2012 Chevrolet Camaro, and the 2012 Ford Flex. It is about as safe as the 2012 Chrysler 300.

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