2017 CHRYSLER 200 EARNS FIVE-STAR SAFETY RATING FROM NHTSA

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  • 2017 Chrysler 200 mid-size sedan (FWD version) earns five stars, the highest possible score in NHTSA’s safety-rating program
  • More than 60 percent of Chrysler 200’s body structure consists of high-strength steel
  • 2017 Chrysler 200 has 60 available safety and security features, including Full-speed Forward Collision-Plus, which is enabled by sensor-fusion technology
  • NHTSA five-star rating complements Top Safety Pick+ status given to 2016 Chrysler 200 by Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS)
  • 2017 Chrysler 200 starts at $22,115 (excluding destination)
November 23, 2016 , Auburn Hills, Mich. – The 2017 Chrysler 200 has earned a five-star overall safety rating from the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

The front-wheel-drive (FWD) version merits five stars. The all-wheel-drive Chrysler 200 has not been rated.

Five stars is the highest possible safety rating given by NHTSA.

The mid-size sedan also scored five stars in each of the crash test tests conducted by NHTSA. They simulate:

  • A frontal collision
  • Side-impact in a two-vehicle collision
  • Side-impact in a single-vehicle collision with a pole or tree

These latest test results complement the Top Safety Pick+ rating given to the 2016 Chrysler 200 by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

“The Chrysler 200 remains an outstanding value for many reasons, most notably its superior performance in various safety tests,” says Bruce Velisek, Director – Chrysler brand marketing, FCA US.

Passive safety systems, such as a vehicle’s body structure, help mitigate the effects of a crash. More than 60 percent of the Chrysler 200’s body structure consists of high-strength steel, which helps the vehicle maintain its integrity during collisions.

Active safety systems, such as Full-speed Forward Collision Warning-Plus, help drivers avoid crashes. Among the Chrysler 200’s 60 available safety and security features, Full-speed Forward Collision Warning-Plus benefits from sensor-fusion technology, which combines a  camera with a radar sensor to deliver greater object-detection precision.

Similar systems on competitive vehicles use a single technology.

Full-speed Forward Collision Warning-Plus provides alerts, autonomous braking and, under certain circumstances, slows or brings the 2017 Chrysler 200 to a full stop when a frontal collision appears imminent.

The 2017 Chrysler 200 starts at $22,115, excluding destination.



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