IIHS Names 2015 Chrysler 200 a Top Safety Pick Plus
Yesterday, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) named the 2015 Chrysler 200 a Top Safety Pick Plus, the highest honor that the institute doles out. To qualify for the “plus” distinction, the mid-size sedan must be equipped with front crash prevention.
Included in the IIHS’s testing are simulations of a front moderate-offset impact, a roof-crush that resembles a rollover, a side impact with a large SUV or pickup, a rear collision that can produce whiplash, a new small offset frontal impact, and new crash prevention evaluation. The 2015 Chrysler 200 picked up the highest ratings in each test, with the IIHS noting in the small overlap that “the driver’s space was maintained well, and injury measures recorded on the dummy indicated a low risk of any significant injuries in a real-world crash of this severity.”
IIHS President, Adrian Lund, added, “The 200 aced the challenging small overlap front test with a good rating in every measurement category. Chrysler should also be commended for offering forward collision warning with autonomous braking on this mainstream midsize car. Our research shows that these systems are effective in preventing some kinds of crashes from happening altogether.”
The Chrysler 200 features 60 available safety and security safety features, the most of any vehicle in its segment. Some segment-exclusive features include Adaptive Cruise Control-Plus, Full-Speed Forward Collision Warning-Plus, ParkSense Parallel/Perpendicular Park Assist, and the standard electronic park brake with SafeHold, securing the vehicle if the door is opened or a seatbelt is unlatched while in forward or reverse.
Of course, the 2015 200 also boasts blind-spot monitoring, electronic roll mitigation, electronic stability control, four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes, LATCH child seat anchors, ParkSense rear backup sensors, ParkView rear backup camera, and Rear Cross Path Detection. Finally, the 2015 Chrysler 200 is made of approximately 60 percent advanced-technology steel for optimal safety.
“The all-new 2015 Chrysler 200 will be the new benchmark for mid-size sedans, offering customers a beautifully-crafted sedan loaded with features drivers and passengers appreciate, an exceptional driving experience, fuel economy of up to 36 mpg highway, all at an exceptional value” stated Al Gardner, President and CEO, Chrysler Brand, Chrysler Group LLC. “With a standard nine-speed transmission, innovative available all-wheel-drive system and 60 safety and security features, the IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus rating for the new 200 is the icing on the cake for customers, giving them added peace of mind.”