The new Dodge Dart passes yet another test with flying colors as it gains the maximum possible rating in every IIHS Top Safety Pick test. The Dart has been given “good” rating in tests that simulate rollover, rear, side and moderate-overlap frontal impacts. This will definitely help with sales.
But it is hardly surprising. The Dart comes with loads of safety features as standard including 10 air bags. It even has knee airbags, which is pretty impressive for a car of this size and class. What’s more, the Dart is blessed with a whole host of electronic features to keep things safe. They include Electronic stability control (ESC), Electronic roll mitigation, Traction control, Standard four-wheel, four-channel anti-lock disc brakes, Electronic brake-force distribution, Blind-spot monitoring and Rear cross-path detection.
Check out Dodge engineers here explaining the Dart’s safety real quick:
“We had high expectations for the Dart and our engineers delivered,” says Reid Bigland, Dodge-brand President and CEO and Head of U.S. Sales. “Since its launch, the 2013 Dodge Dart has consistently outperformed in the area of fuel efficiency, technology, value for the money and now safety. It is truly a groundbreaking new car.”
Top Safety Pick is the highest safety honor bestowed by the IIHS. “Winners afford buyers the best overall protection in four of the most common kinds of crashes, and help them avoid crashes altogether with electronic stability control,” says IIHS President Adrian Lund.