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


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