The following is an excerpt of  a News Release from Chrysler LLC:

“Two new Chrysler Group LLC vehicles, the 2011 Chrysler 300 and the 2011 Dodge Charger, have been named Top Safety Picks for 2011 by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), marking the first time both vehicles have achieved the highest ratings.

2011 Dodge Charger

2011 Dodge Charger

IIHS recognizes vehicles with outstanding crashworthiness in front, side, rollover and rear crashes. The new Chrysler 300 and Dodge Charger both received ‘good’ ratings, the highest achievable, in all four categories.

2011 Chrysler 300

2011 Chrysler 300

The new Chrysler 300 and Dodge Charger join five other Chrysler Group LLC vehicles that were named Top Safety Picks by the IIHS in December. Dodge Avenger and Journey, Jeep Grand Cherokee and Patriot, when equipped with optional side airbags, and the Chrysler 200 were recognized for superior crashworthiness.

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland Summit

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland Summit

To be considered, vehicles must have available electronic stability control (ESC) systems that significantly reduce crash risks. Both the Chrysler 300 and Dodge Charger have standard ESC. Other standard safety features including full length side curtain airbags, seat-mounted side thorax air bags, driver’s knee bag, front-row reactive head restraints, Hill Start Assist, Rain Brake Support and Ready Alert Braking.”

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