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October 11, 2012

Dodge Dart: Top Crash-Test Rating

The childishly-named Dodge Dart has earned a top crash-test rating by the Insurance institute for Highway Safety.

Being named IIHS’s Top Safety Pick will surely help Chrysler’s dream of the Dart becoming the automaker’s top selling car turn into a reality. To get such a rating, a vehicle has to perform well in front, side and read impact crash tests along with rollover tests. Talking about the honor, Reid Bigland, chief of Chrysler’s Dodge brand, said, “We had high expectations for the Dart and our engineers delivered.”

However, Chrysler should not grow too proud of the achievement. After all, being awarded the Top Safety Pick designation is not an unusual event. For the 2012 model year, 132 of the 180 vehicles that IIHS evaluated were given this designation.

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