2018 Dodge Charger  RealSafeCars84Safety Rating

#11 of 2018 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#34 of all 2018 vehicles


Pictured: 2016 Dodge Charger
The Charger, a mainstay 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. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it bypasses mud and snow with ease. The Dodge Charger 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 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 2018 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 2018 Dodge Charger has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0371% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 4.2346%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0371% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 4.2346% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2018 Dodge Charger is 23% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2018 Dodge Charger is 28% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

2018 Dodge Charger offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 7%.


And it is safer than many comparable models.

9569Kia CadenzaFord MustangHyundai Santa FeDodge Grand CaravanFord FlexFord TaurusMazda CX-9Honda OdysseyDodge ChargerDodge ChallengerKia SedonaToyota AvalonComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2018 Dodge Charger with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 69 to 95. The 2018 Dodge Charger is safer than the 2018 Kia Cadenza, the 2018 Ford Mustang, the 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe, the 2018 Dodge Grand Caravan, the 2018 Ford Flex, the 2018 Ford Taurus, and the 2018 Toyota Avalon and less safe than the 2018 Honda Odyssey and the 2018 Mazda CX-9. It is about as safe as the 2018 Dodge Challenger.

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