Top Safety Picks: 2010 Dodge Avenger, 2010 Chrysler Sebring

Chrysler Group LLC announced today that the 2010 Chrysler Sebring and 2010 Dodge Avenger have earned the 2009 Top Safety Pick rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). “We are proud to receive the highest possible ratings from IIHS for the Chrysler Sebring and Dodge Avenger, ” said Scott Kunselman, Senior Vice President – Engineering, Chrysler Group LLC. “These sought-after achievements highlight Chrysler’s leadership in safety and security technology and occupant protection.”

When it comes to safety and security, the 2010 Chrysler Sebring and 2010 Dodge Avenger employ a two-fold approach: passive features, including pre-tensioning seat belt retractors and supplemental side-curtain air bags, are combined with accident-avoidance features, including responsive steering, braking, handling and Electronic Stability Control (ESC).


“A vehicle that earns the Top Safety Pick designation provides the best overall protection in the three most common kinds of crashes, ” said Adrian Lund, President – Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. “Top-level crash-test performance plus electronic stability control to help keep drivers out of crashes are the tough criteria needed to earn this award.”


Available safety equipment on the 2010 Chrysler Sebring and Dodge Avenger includes ESC with traction control, Brake Assist and ABS, driver and front-passenger active head restraints, front seat-mounted side airbags and advanced multi-stage front airbags. The two vehicles also are equipped with Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren (LATCH) for child safety seats.

The 2010 Chrysler Sebring and 2010 Dodge Avenger offer more than 30 safety and security features, including: · Active head restraints · Advanced Multi-stage Air Bags· All-speed Traction Control· Anti-lock Brake System (ABS)· Auto-reverse Sun Roof · Auto-reverse Window· BeltAlert· Brake Assist· Brake/Park Interlock· Child Seat Anchor System (LATCH) · Child-protection Rear Door Locks· Crumple Zones· Digressive Load-limiting Retractors· Electronic Stability Control (ESC)· Energy-absorbing Steering Column· Enhanced Accident Response System (EARS)· Height-adjustable Front Seat Belts· HomeLink® Universal Transceiver· Inside Emergency Release· Interior Head-impact Protection· Knee Bolsters· Remote Keyless Entry· Remote Start· Safety Cage Body Structure· Seat-belt Pretensioners (both front seat belts)·
Sentry Key® Engine Immobilizer· Side Guard Door Beams· Side-curtain Air Bags· Tire-pressure Monitoring (TPM)· Uconnect phone· Vehicle Theft Security Alarm


  • PurpleShaft
    Posted August 25, 2009 at 6:50 pm | Permalink

    If you can’t have aesthetics, then you can at least have safety. Just make the headlights smaller on the Sebring and the Avenger and you will sell a lot more cars.

  • MoParBob
    Posted August 26, 2009 at 8:36 am | Permalink

    A two-door AVENGER COUPE would be helpful. My ’05 Stratus coupe is racking up the miles. I refuse to buy anything resembling a 4-door sedan.

  • Posted August 26, 2009 at 10:45 am | Permalink

    Either way, these are two of the most under rated cars.

  • jre
    Posted August 26, 2009 at 2:25 pm | Permalink

    What is up with You can’t even order an 09 challenger at the dealer anymore but the 2010s aren’t on the website in any form.

  • MoparForever
    Posted August 26, 2009 at 2:53 pm | Permalink

    I think they make 5 Challengers a day if that. Maybe if they were sold as kit cars then people could put them together and have them on the streets a lot faster.

  • bwbike
    Posted August 27, 2009 at 9:14 pm | Permalink

    Boy, you guys are tough! Give the Dodge boys a break. I’m sure their resources are stretched thin with the Fiat thing and the model year change over.

    And I’m sure they make more than 5 Challengers a day. Just hope that the small parts suppliers don’t have difficulty providing parts.

  • jst
    Posted August 28, 2009 at 12:59 am | Permalink

    They dont make many challengers and you know it. You can buy a Lexus or Caddy for the same price.

  • jre
    Posted August 28, 2009 at 3:48 pm | Permalink

    I hope you guys have got the 200c coming soon. But what about a midsize for dodge? Is an avenger replacement coming or is that car just gonna get canned at the end of its current run? I hope something is moving with getting the hornet built on one of fiat’s platforms. You guys need the hornet and the 200c now! And the new charger and 300c need to come quick as well as the new V6 for the challenger, it’s getting spanked by the camaro!!

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