2013 Dodge Dart gains 5-Star Safety rating from NHTSA
The most advanced compact car to ever brandish the Dodge cross grille and nameplate recorded 5-star results in overall frontal and side-impact crash tests for an combined 5-Star score.
"The 5-star safety rating is further evidence that the all-new Dodge Dart is much more than a stylish, fun-to-drive vehicle," says Reid Bigland, Dodge President and CEO and Chrysler Group's Head of U.S. Sales. "The Dart represents genuine value, which we at Chrysler recognize is a precious commodity to consumers."
The NHTSA crash tests have adopted a highly publicized and more demanding set of testing protocols since model-year 2011. These more rigorous and tougher exams seek to more accurately reflect today's more advanced safety technologies.
The Dodge Dart features 10 standard-equipment air bags and one of the auto industry's highest content-ratios of high-strength steel, helping to create a more rigid and thus safer passenger cabin.
The 2013 Dodge Dart also received a 2012 Top Safety Pick award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, achieving the highest rating possible in each of the four trials used in the IIHS evaluation of occupant safety. That is what the agency looks for in the 2012 Top Safety Pick – the organization's highest safety honor