If safety is a priority in your next car purchase, the 2015 Chrysler 200 looks like a pretty good bet, according to a recent evaluation from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The new sedan scored top marks in all of the agency’s crash tests and a “Superior” score from its optional front crash prevention system to earn it a Top Safety Pick+ rating.
In the latest small overlap front crash test (video below), the new Chrysler nabbed a score of “Good,” the IIHS’s top rating. In the 40-miles-per-hour evaluation of the front 25 percent of the vehicle, the agency found that there was a low risk of serious injuries. The safety systems kept the dummy’s head in position, and the side airbags protected it well. It also beat out the previous generation 200 that only had an “Acceptable” in that test.
As part of its “Superior” score, the front crash prevention system was able to completely stop the 200 in the IIHS 12-mph test and significantly slowed it down from 25 mph.