2016 Dodge Charger  RealSafeCars83Safety Rating

#10 of 2016 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#29 of all 2016 vehicles


The Charger, a mainstay of Dodge's lineup since 2006, is a large sedan with seating up to 5. The Dodge Charger has exceptional horsepower for its class, packing substantial oomph. The Charger has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2017. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it handles mud, snow, and sand with ease. Dodge offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2016 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 2016 Dodge Charger has a score of 83, implying a 0.038% chance of driver death (3.4% chance of injury). If equipped with optional advanced driver safety features, the chance of death falls to 0.035%, and the chance of injury falls to 3.1%.

We estimate that the 2016 Dodge Charger has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0377% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 4.3019%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0377% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 4.3019% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2016 Dodge Charger is 21% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2016 Dodge Charger is 27% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

2016 Dodge Charger offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 7%.


But it is safer than many comparable models.

9059Kia CadenzaHyundai Santa FeToyota AvalonBuick LaCrosseDodge Grand CaravanFord TaurusDodge ChallengerDodge ChargerChrysler 300Kia SedonaC. Town and CountryFord FlexComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2016 Dodge Charger with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 59 to 90. The 2016 Dodge Charger is safer than the 2016 Kia Cadenza, the 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe, the 2016 Toyota Avalon, the 2016 Buick LaCrosse, the 2016 Dodge Grand Caravan, the 2016 Ford Taurus, the 2016 Ford Flex, and the 2016 Chrysler Town and Country. It is about as safe as the 2016 Kia Sedona, the 2016 Chrysler 300, and the 2016 Dodge Challenger.

Find another model