In the United States, more and more discerning car buyers are not just looking for cars that perform well on the road. Now, customers are on the search for cars that offer the best possible crash avoidance and passive safety systems that help avoid crashers or at least, minimize injuries and prevent fatalities should a car accident happen. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is the lead agency that conducts crash tests to rate how good these safety systems fare when it comes to protecting its occupants in the event of a crash. For carmakers, getting the ‘Top Safety Pick+’ award is a testament of their dedication and determination to provide nothing but the best and safest cars ever to hit the road.
Good One Detroit!
Detroit-based Chrysler Motors, a new member of the Fiat Group has just got one ‘Top Safety Pick+’ rating for one of its new cars, the 2015 Chrysler 200. The 200 is a mid-size, entry-level offering of the upscale brand. More than just a fusion of performance and luxury-based engineering concepts, the car proves to be one of the safest in its class. A testament to this is their bagging of a ‘Top Safety Pick+’ award. Such proves that this Detroit-made car, the centerpiece of their “Imported from Detroit” branding, is really well-thought off and well-made. But how did Chrysler managed to get the highest possible safety rating for this car?
IIHS Crash Testing Results: In Detail
The 200 got a ‘good’ rating in the agency’s critical small overlap front crash teat. This is a significant upgrade from the last generation’s ‘acceptable’ rating. The car also got good ratings in all of the five important crashworthiness evaluations. Moreover, the car got a ‘superior’ rating in its offered front crash prevention system. The space for the car’s driver was well-maintained, the airbags were able to control the dummy’s movements, which provides a good protection from injuries. The SafetyTec package that comprises of a forward collision warning system with automatic brakes got a ‘superior’ rating, making the 200 eligible of a ‘Top Safety Pick+’ award.
One of the Safest Chryslers Ever
A Los Angeles car accident attorney believes that while injuries suffered by a victim may increase the compensation that he or she gets in case of an accident, it is still better to be able to come out of an accident unscathed. With the car’s safety equipment working well to protect its occupants, it is no doubt that this is one of the safest Chryslers to be ever built in the company’s long history of building cars. That is why the 200 has been getting praises not just from automotive journalists but from car safety advocates as well.
With the car’s combination of amazing good looks, emotion-stirring performance, great fuel economy, arsenal of luxury-oriented features, and now, unmatched safety, it is really then exciting to own a Chrysler nowadays.