The 2010 Chrysler Sebring and 2010 Dodge Avenger with Electronic Stability Control Earn Highest Possible Safety Rating From the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

  • 2010 Chrysler Sebring and 2010 Dodge Avenger with Electronic Stability Control (ESC) named Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) 2009 Top Safety Picks
  • Chrysler Group LLC demonstrates quality and safety in mid-size sedan segments
August 24, 2009 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - 

Chrysler Group LLC announced today that the 2010 Chrysler Sebring and 2010 Dodge Avenger, with ESC, 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

About Chrysler Group LLC
Chrysler Group LLC, formed in 2009 from a global strategic alliance with Fiat Group, produces Chrysler, Jeep®, Dodge and Mopar® brand vehicles and products. With the resources, technology and worldwide distribution network required to compete effectively on a global scale, the alliance builds on Chrysler’s culture of innovation – first established by Walter P. Chrysler in 1925 – and Fiat’s complementary technology. Headquartered in Auburn Hills, Mich., Chrysler Group LLC’s product lineup features some of the world's most recognizable vehicles, including the Chrysler Town & Country, Jeep Wrangler and Ram. Fiat will contribute world-class technology, platforms and powertrains for small- and medium-sized cars, allowing Chrysler Group LLC to offer an expanded product line including environmentally friendly vehicles.

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