2018 Dodge Challenger  RealSafeCars83Safety Rating

#12 of 2018 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#35 of all 2018 vehicles


Pictured: 2020 Dodge Challenger
The Challenger, a mainstay of Dodge's lineup since 2008, is a large sedan with seating up to 5. The Challenger has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2017. It handles mud, snow, and sand with ease with optional all-wheel drive (AWD). 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 2018 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 2018 Dodge Challenger has a score of 83, implying a 0.038% chance of driver death (3.4% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2018 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 2018 Dodge Challenger is 22% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2018 Dodge Challenger is 27% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

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But it is safer than many comparable models.

8867Dodge JourneyKia CadenzaFord MustangHyundai Santa FeDodge ChargerDodge ChallengerGMC AcadiaKia SorentoFord TaurusFord FlexDodge Grand CaravanFord FusionComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2018 Dodge Challenger with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 67 to 88. The 2018 Dodge Challenger is safer than the 2018 Dodge Journey, the 2018 Kia Cadenza, the 2018 Ford Mustang, the 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe, the 2018 Ford Fusion, the 2018 Dodge Grand Caravan, the 2018 Ford Flex, and the 2018 Ford Taurus. It is about as safe as the 2018 Kia Sorento, the 2018 GMC Acadia, and the 2018 Dodge Charger.

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