2021 Dodge Challenger  RealSafeCars81Safety Rating

#28 of 2021 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#78 of all 2021 vehicles

Pictured: 2020 Dodge Challenger
The Challenger, part of Dodge's lineup since 2008, is a large sedan with seating up to 5. It has technology that is now expected: Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Exceeding the average MPG (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and the carbon footprint. Having more than average horsepower for its class, the Challenger packs some oomph. Dodge offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.

The 2021 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 2021 Dodge Challenger has a score of 81, implying a 0.041% chance of driver death (3.7% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2021 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 2021 Dodge Challenger is 12% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2021 Dodge Challenger is 19% less likely to result in a fatal accident.


Active safety features can substantially reduce the risks of harm to vehicle occupants by preventing severe accidents. All trims and versions of the 2021 Dodge Challenger include the following active safety system: Forward Collision Warning (FCW) with Active Braking.

And it is about as safe as many comparable models.

9369Volkswagen PassatFord MustangChevrolet CamaroKia StingerNissan MuranoKia TellurideHyundai PalisadeGMC AcadiaChevrolet BlazerChrysler 300Dodge ChargerDodge ChallengerComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2021 Dodge Challenger with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 69 to 93. The 2021 Dodge Challenger is safer than the 2021 Volkswagen Passat and the 2021 Ford Mustang and less safe than the 2021 Hyundai Palisade and the 2021 Kia Telluride. It is about as safe as the 2021 Chevrolet Camaro, the 2021 Kia Stinger, the 2021 Nissan Murano, the 2021 Dodge Charger, the 2021 Chrysler 300, and the 2021 Chevrolet Blazer.

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