2023 Dodge Challenger Safety Features
For car enthusiasts, nothing quite compares to the thrill of a muscle car. From the glory days of the 60s to today’s modern age, the muscle car segment has seen it all — the Malaise Era of the mid-70s, the stagnation that followed, and the current resurgence. One of the leading lights in this resurgence is the Dodge Challenger — a seemingly ageless vehicle that has been in production since 2008. This retro-style coupe is a great tribute to its muscle car heritage and features many upgrades over the years, despite riding on one of the oldest vehicle platforms.
The 2023 model is especially remarkable. Its intuitive infotainment system, generous trunk, and spacious back seat make it a fantastic choice for those looking for an authentic grand touring experience. Let’s not forget the countless performance upgrades and packages available for the Challenger, which are sure to make this vehicle unstoppable both on and off the track. And, of course, there’s no discounting the Dodge Challenger’s classic design and ludicrously powerful engines.
But with all this power comes an inherent risk — is the Dodge Challenger safe? At Yaklin Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram (CDJR) of Angleton in Texas, we believe that performance and safety can be achieved in equal measure. Let’s see how the 2023 Dodge Challenger stacks up in terms of safety features. After all, the last thing anyone wants is to have an exciting drive end with a visit to the emergency room.
Dodge Challenger Safety Track Record
The Dodge Challenger has had an exemplary safety track record over the years, which is backed by researchers and claims experts. For instance, the 2015 Dodge Challenger was awarded a five-star safety rating by the United States National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. This highest possible safety rating demonstrates the Challenger’s commitment to safety for all its drivers.
This high ranking is further reinforced by the Dodge Challenger’s continued success in tests over time, with the 2022 model achieving an overall safety rating of five out of five stars, along with a perfect score in the side crash test and four stars in the frontal crash and rollover tests. Although 2023 ratings are yet to be released, we can expect the 2023 edition of this iconic vehicle to perform just as well, if not better.
The 2023 Dodge Challenger has an advanced airbag system consisting of six airbags, including a multistage driver and front passenger airbag, front seat-mounted side airbags, and supplemental front and rear side-curtain airbags. In addition, the vehicle is equipped with active front head restraints that cradle the occupant’s head to reduce the chance of injury in the event of an accident. Seatbelt pretensioners also come standard and automatically tighten the seatbelts in the event of a collision, keeping you and your passengers in the optimal seating position. Together, these passive features ensure maximum safety and protection in an accident.
Collision Avoidance Technology
While airbags provide additional protection in a crash, they can’t prevent one from occurring. To help you avoid potential collisions on the road, the 2023 Dodge Challenger comes with various advanced safety features.
Adaptive cruise control helps maintain a safe distance between you and the car ahead, while full-speed forward collision warning with active braking provides an additional layer of protection, as it alerts you if you’re getting too close and automatically applies the brakes if necessary. For added peace of mind, the Challenger features a high-strength steel frame that provides body and roof strength not typically found in other vehicles.
Control Safety Systems
Nothing is more important than being in control of your vehicle when you’re behind the wheel. That’s why the 2023 Dodge Challenger is outfitted with cutting-edge control safety systems that help ensure a safe drive, regardless of the weather or road conditions. Here’s a look at a few of them:
- Electronic stability control: This helps to keep the car on its intended path by monitoring and adjusting the engine power, torque, braking, and steering.
- All-speed traction control: This monitors the grip of each wheel on the road surface and applies brake pressure to slipping wheels. It also reduces engine power when traction is reduced.
- Hill-start assist: This automatically applies the brakes when you take your foot off the brake pedal on an incline, helping to prevent rollback. This feature is handy if you frequently tackle hills or mountainous areas.
- Adaptive cruise control: Hearing the roar of your Challenger can be thrilling, but it’s not so fun when you’re stuck in bumper-to-bumper traffic. Adaptive cruise control can help make your long highway drives more enjoyable by automatically adjusting your cruising speed to match the cars around you.
- Anti-lock brakes: The ABS helps prevent wheel lockup during sudden stops and can ensure you stay in control of your car, even on icy roads.
Modern-day vehicles are outfitted with advanced sensors that can detect potential hazards on the road and alert you to impending danger. The 2023 Dodge Challenger is no exception — this vehicle is equipped with numerous warning systems that take safety to the next level.
Blind-spot monitoring is one of these features. It uses radar sensors to detect the potential presence of cars in your blind spot. This tells you when it’s safe to change lanes or make other maneuvering decisions. Rear cross-path detection is also included with the 2023 Dodge Challenger. This system warns you of vehicles or objects in your path when reversing, helping to reduce the risk of accidents or collisions.
We all know that parallel parking a car can be tricky, but the 2023 Dodge Challenger has you covered. The available ParkView rear backup camera and ParkSense rear park-assist system make parking a breeze. The ParkView camera gives you a comprehensive view of what’s behind, while the ParkSense system provides you with a heads-up of potential obstacles. These features are displayed on the UConnect touch screen and make parking easy.
No matter where your journey takes you, the 2023 Dodge Challenger has your safety in mind. Yaklin CDJR of Angleton is proud to offer this model to customers looking for a safe and reliable ride. Our extensive selection of new and pre-owned vehicles is also worth exploring. Contact us today to schedule a test drive and get a closer look at all the safety features of the 2023 Dodge Challenger.