2017 Dodge Challenger  RealSafeCars83Safety Rating

#14 of 2017 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#40 of all 2017 vehicles


Pictured: 2020 Dodge Challenger
The Challenger, part of Dodge's lineup since 2008, is a large sedan with seating up to 5. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily bypass mud and snow. Strong on technology, it has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2017. The Dodge Challenger has exceptional horsepower for its class, packing substantial oomph. Dodge offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2017 Dodge Challenger 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 2017 Dodge Challenger has a score of 83, implying a 0.038% chance of driver death (3.4% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2017 Dodge Challenger has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0376% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 4.2955%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0376% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 4.2955% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2017 Dodge Challenger is 22% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2017 Dodge Challenger is 27% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

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But it is safer than many comparable models.

8869Ford MustangKia CadenzaGMC AcadiaFord FusionDodge Grand CaravanFord TaurusDodge ChargerDodge ChallengerChrysler 300Chevrolet CamaroBuick RegalFord FlexComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2017 Dodge Challenger with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 69 to 88. The 2017 Dodge Challenger is safer than the 2017 Ford Mustang, the 2017 Kia Cadenza, the 2017 GMC Acadia, the 2017 Ford Fusion, the 2017 Dodge Grand Caravan, the 2017 Ford Taurus, and the 2017 Ford Flex. It is about as safe as the 2017 Chevrolet Camaro, the 2017 Chrysler 300, and the 2017 Dodge Charger.

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