2017 Dodge Charger: Powerful Yet Safest Muscle Car In The Market Today?

Oct 14, 2016 09:11 PM EDT | Leian N.

Known for its power capabilities, the 2017 Dodge Charger had gained another reputation earlier this week: a five-star rating as a completely safe muscle car to ride on. In fact, it has upgraded to its handling, its powertrain, and has an improved Mopar brakes that made it even more secure to speed on.

As per recommendation of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration or the NHTSA, the new and improved 2017 Dodge Charger has earned the highest single safety rating as per vehicle-evaluation program.

What's New To The Charger?

According to Automobile Blog, a car enthusiast was able to ascertain that the brand new 2017 Dodge Charger still remained true to its image - a powerhouse when it came to its engine. With the Hellcat option, it still boosts of power, has better handling compared to its predecessor, has installed high-quality Mopar brakes, and has become more efficient with respect to gas than previous models of the franchise.

Advanced Safety Features

Despite the upgrades, it has been considered as a safe vehicle mainly because its all-wheel drive version and rear-wheel version has Full-Speed Forward Collision Warning-Plus which could come in handy when the driver would take advantage of the vehicle's power. Furthermore, it also has an advanced sensor fusion technology that would alert the driver when he or she is in hazardous mode while driving.

The said Full-Speed Forward Collision Warning-Plus feature is equipped with autonomous braking, gives off the alters, and will put the vehicle in full stop when in a dangerous state.

Furthermore, the 2017 Dodge Charger also has the Lane Departure Warning with Lane Keep Assist Feature that would recognize alarming sounds when the vehicle would encounter paint stripes.

The Charger And Its Many Shades

As reported by Torque News, not only has the 2017 Dodge Charger have improved and impressive safety features, it also has impressive speed and power which indicated that it may need the safety features more than ever after all.

Last weekend, a 2017 Dodge Charger was recorded to reach a trap speed of 142.94 miles per hour. In fact, the said record was the new quarter-mile record for factory-supercharged sedans in the market to date. Furthermore, this speed record has stood for over a year.

With a fast muscle car, the 2017 Dodge Charger upgraded safety features was said to complement its impressive capacities that it even earned a five-star rating for such feature from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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