2017 Dodge Charger  RealSafeCars84Safety Rating

#13 of 2017 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#38 of all 2017 vehicles


Pictured: 2016 Dodge Charger
The Charger, part of Dodge's lineup since 2006, is a large sedan with seating up to 5. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily handle mud, snow, and sand. Strong on technology, it has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2017. The Dodge Charger provides superior horsepower for its class, offering great power. 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 Charger is above 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 Charger has a score of 84, implying a 0.037% chance of driver death (3.3% 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 2017 Dodge Charger has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0374% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 4.27%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0374% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 4.27% chance of being injured.

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

2017 Dodge Charger offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 7%.


And it is safer than many comparable models.

8771Kia CadenzaGMC AcadiaDodge Grand CaravanFord TaurusToyota AvalonFord FlexDodge ChargerDodge ChallengerChrysler 300Chevrolet CamaroKia SedonaBuick RegalComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2017 Dodge Charger with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 71 to 87. The 2017 Dodge Charger is safer than the 2017 Kia Cadenza, the 2017 GMC Acadia, the 2017 Dodge Grand Caravan, the 2017 Ford Taurus, the 2017 Toyota Avalon, the 2017 Ford Flex, and the 2017 Buick Regal. It is about as safe as the 2017 Chrysler 300 and the 2017 Dodge Challenger.

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