Underscoring its arrival as one of the top choices in the mid-size sedan segment, the 2015 Chrysler 200 recently received a Top Safety Pick+ designation in testing by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). That included the best possible grades in all facets of the IIHS testing regime, highlighted by particularly impressive results in one of the toughest of the evaluations.
In fact, Adrian Lund, president of the IIHS, reported that the 2015 Chrysler 200 “aced the challenging small overlap front test,” while the Institute’s analysis indicated 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.”
Then, along with those robust results from physically testing the 2015 Chrysler 200, the IIHs also called out the car’s level of available front collision-warning technology as “superior.” To put these marks into context, no other mainstream mid-size sedan in the country combines “good” grades in all physical testing with a “superior” level of frontal crash-avoidance tech.
Which, again, was reflected in Lund’s further comments about the 2015 Chrysler 200: “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 difference-maker here is the “Full-speed Forward Collision Warning-Plus” system offered on the 2015 Chrysler 200. It’s a setup that can automatically deploying full braking power if an imminent frontal collision is detected, even bringing the 2015 Chrysler 200 to a complete stop in some situations. But it’s also just part of a comprehensive suite of safety measures available in car, like:
- Adaptive Cruise Control-Plus
- ParkSense for both parallel and perpendicular parking assistance
- A rearview camera system
- Blind-spot monitoring
- Rear cross-path detection
- Safehold electronic parking-brake technology that can hold the vehicle in place if the driver unbelts and opens the door while the vehicle is still in drive or reverse