2015 Chrysler 200 Scores NHTSA 5-Star Safety Rating

The redesigned 2015 Chrysler 200 features a long list of new safety technology thathelped earn the model a 5-Star Overall Safety Rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The Chrysler 200's high marks in NHTSA's tests mirror those awarded by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), which named the sedan a Top Safety Pick+ earlier this year.

Thanks in part too a body structure comprised of nearly 65 percent hot-stamped, high-strength, advanced high-strength, and boron steels, making it stronger than the previous car, the 2015 Chrysler 200 earned five stars in NHTSA's front and side-impact crash tests, although it only scored four out of five stars in rollover testing. That's a big improvement over the outgoing 2014 Chrysler 200, which scored four stars overall and only three stars in side-impact crash testing.

The new Chrysler 200 launched earlier this year with a starting price of $22,695, complete with a new exterior design and more upscale interior. The 200's segment-first standard nine-speed automatic transmission returns up to 36 mpg on the highway.

Other safety features available on the 200 include full-speed forward collision warning plus, ParkSense rear backup sensors, ParkView rear backup camera, blind-spot monitoring, and Rear Cross Path Detection. In all, the 2015 Chrysler 200 offers around 60 safety and security features. Though NHTSA recognizes advanced safety features like forward collision warning, it doesn't factor them into its ratings. Such features are required for IIHS Top Safety Pick+ consideration, however.

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