Top Safety Pick

2012 Chrysler 300

large car / 4-door sedan

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Moderate overlap front
Side
Roof strength
Head restraints & seats

Other available safety features

  • Standard daytime running lights
  • Optional blind spot detection

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.

Moderate overlap front

Rating applies to 2011-19 models

Tested vehicle: 2011 Dodge Charger SXT 4-door

The Dodge Charger and Chrysler 300 were redesigned for the 2011 model year. Frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Chrysler as part of frontal crash test verification.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Restraints and dummy kinematics

Side

Rating applies to 2011-19 models

Tested vehicle: 2011 Dodge Charger SE 4-door with standard front and rear head curtain airbags and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags

The Dodge Charger and Chrysler 300 were redesigned for the 2011 model year.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Head protection
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Head protection

View of the vehicle and barrier just after the crash test.

View of the vehicle after the crash with doors removed, showing the side airbags and damage to the occupant compartment.

Smeared greasepaint shows where the driver dummy's head was protected from being hit by hard structures by the side curtain airbag.

Smeared greasepaint shows where the rear passenger dummy’s head was protected by the side airbag.

Roof strength

Rating applies to 2011-19 models

Tested vehicle: 2011 Dodge Charger Rallye Plus 4-door

Overall evaluation
Curb weight 4,054 lbs
Peak force 21,762 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio 5.37

Head restraints & seats

Rating applies to 2011-19 models

Seat type: Power cloth seat

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry