Top Safety Pick

2017 Chrysler 200

midsize car / 4-door sedan

Award applies only to vehicles with optional front crash prevention

2017 Chrysler 200 4-door sedan
2015 Chrysler 200 4-door sedan shown

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Small overlap front: driver-side
Moderate overlap front
Side
Roof strength
Head restraints & seats

Crash avoidance & mitigation

Headlights (varies by trim/ option)
Front crash prevention: vehicle-to-vehicle
Optional system
Superior

Child seat anchors

LATCH ease of use

Other available safety features

  • Standard daytime running lights
  • Optional blind spot detection
  • Optional lane departure warning
  • Optional lane departure prevention

Key

  • G
    Good
  • A
    Acceptable
  • M
    Marginal
  • P
    Poor
  • Superior
  • Advanced
  • Basic

Some ratings use a scale of Poor to Good. Others range from Basic to Superior.

Small overlap front: driver-side

Rating applies to 2015-17 models

Tested vehicle: 2015 Chrysler 200 Limited 4-door

The Chrysler 200 4-door sedan was redesigned for the 2015 model year. There no longer is a convertible version or a Dodge sedan equivalent.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Hip/thigh
Lower leg/foot
Driver restraints and dummy kinematics

Action shot taken during the small overlap frontal crash test.

The dummy's position in relation to the door frame, steering wheel, and instrument panel after the crash test indicates that the driver's survival space was maintained very well.

The frontal and side curtain airbags worked well together to keep the head from coming close to any stiff structure or outside objects that could cause injury.

The driver's space was maintained well, and risk of injuries to the dummy's legs and feet was low.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CEN1432
Lower occupant compartment
Lower hinge pillar max (cm) 9
Footrest (cm) 6
Left toepan (cm) 2
Brake pedal (cm) 5
Parking brake (cm)
Rocker panel lateral average (cm) 1
Upper occupant compartment
Steering column 0
Upper hinge pillar max (cm) 5
Upper dash (cm) 7
Lower instrument panel (cm) 6

Driver injury measures

Test ID CEN1432
Head
HIC-15 119
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.1
Extension bending moment (Nm) 12
Maximum Nij 0.18
Chest maximum compression (mm) 23
Femur (kN)
Left 1.4
Right 1.0
Knee displacement (mm)
Left 4
Right 4
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left 0
Right 0
Maximum tibia index
Left 0.57
Right 0.44
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left 3.4
Right 1.8
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 46
Right 40

How the driver-side small overlap front test is conducted

Moderate overlap front

Rating applies to 2015-17 models

Tested vehicle: 2015 Chrysler 200 Limited 4-door

The Chrysler 200 4-door sedan was redesigned for the 2015 model year. There no longer is a convertible version or a Dodge sedan equivalent. Moderate overlap frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Fiat Chrysler as part of frontal crash test verification.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Driver restraints and dummy kinematics
Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID VTF1402
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 3
Left (cm) 6
Center (cm) 4
Right (cm) 3
Brake pedal (cm) 8
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 0
Right (cm) 0
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) -4
Rearward (cm) -6
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 0

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTF1402
Head
HIC-15 152
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 2.0
Extension bending moment (Nm) 13
Maximum Nij 0.34
Chest maximum compression (mm) 29
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 0.7
Femur force - right (kN) 2.0
Knee displacement - left (mm) 5
Knee displacement - right (mm) 6
Maximum tibia index - left 0.45
Maximum tibia index - right 0.50
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 2.5
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 2.6
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 56
Right 56

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted

Side

Rating applies to 2015-17 models

Tested vehicle: 2015 Chrysler 200C 4-door with standard front and rear head curtain airbags and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags

The Chrysler 200 4-door sedan was redesigned for the 2015 model year. There no longer is a convertible version or a Dodge sedan equivalent. Side ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Fiat Chrysler as part of side crash test verification.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Driver head protection
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Rear passenger head protection
Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID VTS1404
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm) -17.5
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTS1404
Head HIC-15 395
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.2
Compression (kN) 1.3
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 30
Lateral force (kN) 1.3
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 33
Average deflection (mm) 30
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 4.44
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.78
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 2.0
Acetabulum force (kN) 2.3
Combined force (kN) 4.3
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.5
L-M moment (Nm) 18
A-P moment (Nm) 124

Passenger injury measures

Test ID VTS1404
Head HIC-15 112
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.9
Compression (kN) 0.3
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 21
Lateral force (kN) 1.6
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 24
Average deflection (mm) 19
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 2.45
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.27
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 0.3
Acetabulum force (kN) 2.2
Combined force (kN) 2.3
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.6
L-M moment (Nm) 24
A-P moment (Nm) 82

How the side crash test is conducted

Roof strength

Rating applies to 2015-17 models

Tested vehicle: 2015 Chrysler 200 Limited 4-door

Overall evaluation
Curb weight 3,447 lbs
Peak force 16,346 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio 4.74

How the roof strength test is conducted

Head restraints & seats

Seat type: Power cloth seat

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry
Technical measurements for this test
Seat type Power cloth seat
Geometry
Backset (mm) 16
Distance below top of head (mm) 34
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Pass
Max T1 acceleration (g) 12.1
Head contact time (ms) 57
Force rating 1
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N) 16
Max neck tension (N) 374

How the head restraint & seat test is conducted

Front crash prevention: vehicle-to-vehicle

System details

  • Optional Full Speed Forward Collision Warning with Active Braking

Package name

  • Optional Safety Tec

Overall evaluation

Applies to 2015-17 models

Superior
Superior
with optional equipment
  • This system meets the requirements for forward collision warning.
  • In the 12 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision.
  • In the 25 mph IIHS test, impact speed was reduced by 14 mph.

How front crash prevention is evaluated

Headlights

Ratings are given for 3 different headlight variations available on this vehicle.

Trim level(s)

  • C trim equipped with SafetyTec package
  • C Platinum trim equipped with SafetyTec package
Low-beam headlight type HID projector
High-beam headlight type HID projector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? Yes
Overall rating
Distance at which headlights provide at least 5 lux illumination:
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Low beams
On the straightaway, visibility was fair on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was good on the gradual right curve, fair on the sharp right curve and inadequate on both left curves.

The low beams never exceeded glare limits.

High beams
On the straightaway, visibility was fair on the right side of the road and inadequate on the left side. On curves, visibility was fair on the gradual right and gradual left curves and inadequate on the sharp left and sharp right curves.

High-beam assist compensates for some limitations of this vehicle's low beams on the straightaway, on both left curves and on the sharp right curve.

Technical measurements for this test
Trim level(s)
  • C trim equipped with SafetyTec package
  • C Platinum trim equipped with SafetyTec package
Low-beam headlight type HID projector
High-beam headlight type HID projector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? Yes
Overall rating
Applies to 2015-17 models
LOW BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Amount glare
exceeded threshold
Straightaway right edge 81.1 m None
Straightaway left edge 45.4 m None
250m radius right curve, right edge 70.6 m None
250m radius left curve, right edge 41.3 m None
150m radius right curve, right edge 52.3 m None
150m radius left curve, left edge 38.7 m None
HIGH BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Straightaway right edge 130.8 m
Straightaway left edge 97.3 m
250m radius right curve, right edge 70.5 m
250m radius left curve, left edge 67.0 m
150m radius right curve, right edge 52.4 m
150m radius left curve, left edge 53.3 m

Trim level(s)

  • S trim equipped with Premium Lighting Group package
  • C trim equipped with Premium Lighting Group package
  • C Platinum trim
Low-beam headlight type HID projector
High-beam headlight type HID projector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? No
Overall rating
Distance at which headlights provide at least 5 lux illumination:
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Low beams
On the straightaway, visibility was fair on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was good on the gradual right curve, fair on the sharp right curve and inadequate on both left curves.

The low beams never exceeded glare limits.

High beams
On the straightaway, visibility was fair on the right side of the road and inadequate on the left side. On curves, visibility was fair on the gradual right and gradual left curves and inadequate on the sharp left and sharp right curves.

Technical measurements for this test
Trim level(s)
  • S trim equipped with Premium Lighting Group package
  • C trim equipped with Premium Lighting Group package
  • C Platinum trim
Low-beam headlight type HID projector
High-beam headlight type HID projector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? No
Overall rating
Applies to 2015-17 models
LOW BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Amount glare
exceeded threshold
Straightaway right edge 81.1 m None
Straightaway left edge 45.4 m None
250m radius right curve, right edge 70.6 m None
250m radius left curve, right edge 41.3 m None
150m radius right curve, right edge 52.3 m None
150m radius left curve, left edge 38.7 m None
HIGH BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Straightaway right edge 130.8 m
Straightaway left edge 97.3 m
250m radius right curve, right edge 70.5 m
250m radius left curve, left edge 67.0 m
150m radius right curve, right edge 52.4 m
150m radius left curve, left edge 53.3 m

Trim level(s)

  • LX trim
  • Limited trim
  • S trim
  • C trim
  • Touring trim
  • Limited Platinum trim
Low-beam headlight type Halogen projector
High-beam headlight type Halogen projector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? No
Overall rating
Distance at which headlights provide at least 5 lux illumination:
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Low beams
On the straightaway, visibility was inadequate on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was inadequate in all 4 tests.

The low beams never exceeded glare limits.

High beams
On the straightaway, visibility was good on the right side of the road and inadequate on the left side. On curves, visibility was inadequate in all 4 tests.

Technical measurements for this test
Trim level(s)
  • LX trim
  • Limited trim
  • S trim
  • C trim
  • Touring trim
  • Limited Platinum trim
Low-beam headlight type Halogen projector
High-beam headlight type Halogen projector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? No
Overall rating
Applies to 2015-17 models
LOW BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Amount glare
exceeded threshold
Straightaway right edge 63.1 m None
Straightaway left edge 26.2 m None
250m radius right curve, right edge 47.9 m None
250m radius left curve, left edge 29.8 m None
150m radius right curve, right edge 37.4 m None
150m radius left curve, left edge 28.9 m None
HIGH BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Straightaway right edge 143.4 m
Straightaway left edge 33.5 m
250m radius right curve, right edge 45.7 m
250m radius left curve, left edge 38.9 m
150m radius right curve, right edge 37.3 m
150m radius left curve, left edge 31.6 m

How headlights are evaluated

Child seat anchors

Applies to 2015-17 models

Overall evaluation
Vehicle trim 200C
Seat type leather

This vehicle has 2 rear seating positions with complete child seat attachment (LATCH) hardware.

It has 1 additional seating position with a tether anchor and the ability to borrow lower anchors from the other seating positions.

Note: When anchors are borrowed, they aren't available to use in their designated positions.

Overall evaluation
Vehicle trim 200C
Seat type leather
1 2 3
G Good
A Acceptable
M Marginal
P Poor
Seating positions that rely on borrowed lower anchors or have only a tether anchor available are not rated.
thether anchor symbol
Tether anchor
lower anchor symbol
Lower anchors
shared lower achors symbol
Lower anchor(s) can be borrowed from adjacent positions(s)
No hardware available

Details by seating position

1
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
too deep in seat
not too much force needed to attach
difficult to maneuver around anchors
2
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
Can be borrowed from 1 and 3
3
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
not too deep in seat
not too much force needed to attach
difficult to maneuver around anchors
Technical measurements for this test

Seat position 21

3

Lower anchor A
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 0-2
Force (lbs) 21
Clearance angle (degrees) 55
Lower anchor B
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 0-2
Force (lbs) 21
Clearance angle (degrees) 47
Tether anchor
Location Rear deck
Confusing hardware present No
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
No

Seat position 22

2

Lower anchor A
Lower latch is shared for this seat position
Lower anchor B
Lower latch is shared for this seat position
Tether anchor
Location Rear deck
Confusing hardware present No
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
No

Seat position 23

1

Lower anchor A
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 2-4
Force (lbs) 15
Clearance angle (degrees) 50
Lower anchor B
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 2-4
Force (lbs) 36
Clearance angle (degrees) 44
Tether anchor
Location Rear deck
Confusing hardware present No
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
No

How child seat anchors are evaluated