The Chances of Dying in the 2015 Chrysler 200 Are Officially Low

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It's a huge improvement over the old and bland 200.

Safety has always been an important issue for car buyers. And when you've got a family to drive around, safety often becomes the number one priority. So when shopping for a family sedan, you're going to want one with a stellar crash test score. Believe it or not, the 2015 Chrysler 200 has received just that. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has announced the results of its crash test evaluation of the new 200, and the news is good.

For the small overlap front crash test, the 200 received a "Good," which is actually the top rating. In the crash, 25 percent of a vehicle's front end on the driver side strikes a rigid barrier at 40 mph, replicating what happens when the front corner of a vehicle strikes another vehicle or object.

The previous generation 200 only received an "Acceptable" in this test. Examining the results further and the new 200 earned a superior rating for front crash prevention when equipped with its optional forward collision warning system with autobrake, which is part of the SafetyTec package. This system completely stopped the car in the 12 mph test and significantly reduces its speed in the 25 mph test. Impressive.

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