Dodge Charger is a type of personal luxury car made by an American automobile manufacturer, Chrysler Corporation, since 1966. The production of this model is still going on until today in 2014. During its production period, the company has released seven generations of Dodge Charger. The first generation was produced in 1966-1967. The second generation was produced in 1968-1970. The third generation was produced in 1971-1974. The fourth generation was produced in 1975-1977. The fifth generation was produced in 1982-1987. The sixth generation was produced in 2006-2010. The seventh generation was produced since 2011 until today in 2014.
The latest generation of Dodge Charger features 3.6 liters V6 24-valve VVT engine and 5.7 liters V8 HEMI MDS VVT engine with base engine controller and standard duty engine cooling. It uses 5-speed automatic, 8-speed automatic, and AutoStick automatic transmission system. For the braking system, it uses anti-lock 4-wheel disc brakes, and anti-lock 4-wheel disc performance brakes with brake assist and Hydraulic assist brake booster. For the suspension system, it uses independent front suspension and 5-Link rear suspension system.
There are various safety features being embedded in the body of this vehicle to increase the safety of the driver and the passengers during their journey with the car.
Some important safety features that are included in this vehicle are active head restraints, adaptive speed control, advanced multistage front airbags, air speed traction control, blind spot and cross path detection, brake or park interlock, center rear 3-point rear belt, child seat upper tether anchorage, and electronic stability control.
Other features include forward collision warning, hill start assist, inside emergency trunk lid release, keyless enter n go, rear park assist system, rear backup camera, power trunk lid release, rain brake support, ready alert braking, rear door child protection locks, remote start system, security alarm, theft deterrent system, speed control, supplemental front seat-mounted side airbags, and supplemental side-curtain front and rear airbags.
According to National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Dodge Charger received 5 stars safety rating for frontal impact on the driver side, 5 stars safety rating for frontal impact on the passenger side, 5 stars safety rating for side impact on the front occupant side, 5 stars safety rating for side impact on the rear occupant side, and 4 stars safety rating for rollover resistance.
According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), Dodge Charger received GOOD rating on moderate overlap front test, GOOD rating for side crash test, GOOD rating for roof strength, and GOOD rating for head restraints and seats.
Dodge Charger has been recalled two times by the company due to some problems that may impair the safety elements of the vehicle. Here are the lists of the safety recalls for Dodge Charger:
– On October 2009, the company recalled the 2009 and 2010 models of Dodge Charger due to the problem with the wheels and tires, which if left unfixed, may increase the possibility of the crash.
– On May 2010, the company recalled the 2010 model of Dodge Charger due to the problem on the ignition system, which may potentially cause the vehicle to move by itself, thus increasing the possibility of the crash.