This marks the sixth time that the IIHS has recognized the Dodge Avenger and Chrysler 200, which both offer all of their available safety features as standard equipment. While the Dodge Dart can’t make the same claim, as it’s still a relatively new entry to the market, it has still managed to make the list every year it’s been on the market—and if you don’t put much stock in the IIHS’s testing, it also got a 5-star safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to boot.
To earn a Top Safety Pick badge, all three vehicles had to achieve the best possible rating of “good” in the moderate-overlap frontal crash test, the side impact test, the roof strength test, and the whiplash test. They also had to earn at least “acceptable” ratings in the new small-overlap front crash test.
Are you in the market for a new car, truck or suv? What is at the top of your “must have” list? Hopefully safety is at the top of that list. In 2012 there were 25,580 fatal crashes. These accidents occurred from drunk driving, speeding, distractions and bad weather. The Chrysler Group has made safety a top priority in their small cars and this year the Dodge Dart tops the Insurance Institute Highway Safety (IIHS) lists Top Safety Picks.
2013 Dodge Dart
Each year, the IIHS does extensive testing and ranks vehicles based on their performance in five areas: moderate overlap frontal crash, small overlap frontal crash, side impact, rollover and rear impact. and scoring them with poor, marginal, acceptable and good marks. To be considered a top pick from IIHS, the cars, trucks or SUV’s must have good ratings across the spectrum of occupant protection in the moderate overlap frontal test, side impact, rollover and rear tests.
MSN Auto reviews the small car with top safety ratings and the fresh design and safety create a coveted reason to want to drive. The small car 1.6L turbo engine offers excellent power for an unrefined drive. Find better fuel efficiency than ever in the 2014 Dodge Dart. At the Rochester Hills Chrysler Jeep Dodge Dealership in Rochester hills, MI near Auburn, find new and used Dodge Darts. The 2013 Dodge Dart is a small sedan available in one of five different trim level and three fuel-efficient powertrains, for optimal customization. Stop by the Rochester Hills Chrysler Jeep Dodge dealer near Orion today and see what you think!