2020 Dodge Challenger  RealSafeCars81Safety Rating

#30 of 2020 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#81 of all 2020 vehicles


The Challenger, part of Dodge's lineup since 2008, is a large sedan with seating up to 5. Having better than average EPA (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and pollution. It has technology that is now expected: Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Having more than average horsepower for its class, the Challenger packs some oomph. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily bypass mud and snow. Dodge offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2020 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 2020 Dodge Challenger has a score of 81, implying a 0.041% chance of driver death (3.7% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2020 Dodge Challenger has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0411% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 4.688%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0411% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 4.688% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2020 Dodge Challenger is 14% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2020 Dodge Challenger is 20% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

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And it is about as safe as many comparable models.

9463Chevrolet ImpalaFord MustangBuick RegalChevrolet CamaroKia StingerNissan MuranoKia TellurideHyundai PalisadeFord FusionChrysler 300Dodge ChargerDodge ChallengerComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2020 Dodge Challenger with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 63 to 94. The 2020 Dodge Challenger is safer than the 2020 Chevrolet Impala, the 2020 Ford Mustang, and the 2020 Buick Regal and less safe than the 2020 Hyundai Palisade and the 2020 Kia Telluride. It is about as safe as the 2020 Chevrolet Camaro, the 2020 Kia Stinger, the 2020 Nissan Murano, the 2020 Dodge Charger, the 2020 Chrysler 300, and the 2020 Ford Fusion.

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