Here at Woody Folsom Chrysler Dodge Jeep® RAM, we try not to play favorites when it comes to the vehicles we offer. Just like good parents, all of our cars have their own unique qualities that make them great. That being said, it’s no secret that we love both the 2016 Dodge Charger and 2016 Dodge Challenger models. 

Both of these fantastic vehicles offer modern features and comforts while retaining elements of automotive history, specifically the era of muscle cars. From their tough and rugged exteriors to their powerful engines, these vehicles have brought back a certain excitement to every day driving. 

The automotive world is ever changing and each year a new model of a favorite vehicle brings even more features than we could ever have imagined. However, cool new features and faster engines aren’t the only  things that we care about. Vehicle safety is a top priority when it comes to finding the right car for you. 

Whether you’re looking for a new SUV like the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee, a pickup truck like a 2017 RAM 1500, or something in between, knowing that you and your loved ones are safe is important. That’s why we’re excited that both the 2017 Dodge Challenger and the 2017 Dodge Charger have earned five-star overall safety ratings from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

The 2017 Dodge Challenger gets top scores for its high-strength steel structure in NHTSA side-impact tests. This year is the fifth year that the Dodge Challenger has earned five stars. Overall, the vehicle boasts more than 70 available safety features. Some of these features include Forward Collision Warning, Blind-Spot Monitoring, and Rear Cross Path Detection. 

The 2017 Dodge Charger also boasts a robust safety suite which contributes to the five-star rating. FCA U.S. LLC., Head of Vehicle Safety and Regulatory Compliance, Mike Dahl said of the award, according to, “This further validates the robustness of our safety engineering. But crashworthiness is only half the story. We are immensely proud of the investment we’ve made in the driver-assist technologies that help enable crash mitigation.”