“We are proud to receive the highest possible ratings from IIHS for the Chrysler Sebring and Dodge Avenger,” said Scott Kinselman, Senior Vice President – Engineering, Chrysler Group LLC. “These sought-after achievements highlight Chrysler’s leadership in safety and security technology and occupant protection.”
The 2010 Chrysler Sebring and 2010 Dodge Avenger take a two-fold approach to safety. Both cars employ passive features that will protect passengers in the event of a collision, including pre-tensioning seat belt retractors and supplemental side-curtain air bags. These combine with accident-avoidance features, including responsive steering, braking, handling and Electronic Stability Control (ESC) to offer optimum security.
“A vehicle that earns the Top Safety Pick designation provides the best overall protection in the three most common kinds of crashes,” said Adrian Lund, President – IIHS. “Top-level crash-test performance plus electronic stability control to help keep drivers out of crashes are the tough criteria needed to earn this award.”