When you buy the new Chrysler 300C 2012 in Australia, you know you're buying big and beautiful. What you also get is a top-rated package of safety features. In the US, the car received the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety top safety pick of 2012. Euro NCAP tests on a European version rates it four stars. This car is American through and through in its design, and the safety features survived the trip Downunder.
This Car Even Looks Safe
The 300C even looks safe. Bigger and heavier than in-class rivals Toyota Avalon, Ford Taurus, and Chevrolet Impala, the 300C has 5066 mm of length and 1905 mm of width. Seated low, the passengers step down to get in and immediately feel protected once settled in the roomy seat. This smooth ride and competent handling of the vehicle continues to make riders feel safe.
The car is, of course, fitted with the latest and greatest basic safety equipment, starting with the multi-stage front and supplemental side curtain airbags for the front and rear passengers, plus a knee air bag for the driver. All seats have active head restraints that move forward in case of a rear-end collection to lessen potential whiplash and seatbelts designed to keep passengers in place in case of an accident or disturbance of the road.
Added Safety From The Chrysler 300C
Aside from these expected basic features, the Chrysler 300 line has additional safety features. Starting with the Limited, all models have Electronic Stability Control (ESC) to help the car avoid skidding and to get it back on course if it does, as well as brake assist, ready alert braking, rain brake support, and Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD). Tests have shown that this feature alone reduces fatalities 34% for cars and 59% for SUVs, while reducing fatalities in single vehicle accidents by 56% and fatalities in multiple vehicle crashes by 32%.
The 300 has All Speed Traction Control (AST C) and Electronic Roll Mitigation (ERM) to further protect occupants in rainy weather. All models also have the Parkview reversing camera and the Parksense® Front and Rear Park Assistance systemwith sensors and audio-visual indicators to make the car easier to park and to avoid hitting parked cars and poles.
Optional And Standard Features On Some Models Of The Chrysler 300C 2012 In Australia
Beginning with the new 300C, all models except the Limited have other safety devices available as options or standard equipment, such as Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Forward Collision Warning System (FCW), and Blind Spot Monitoring with Cross Path Detection (RCP). The car can detect impending danger and will give an audible warning to enable the driver to respond by slowing down, braking or steering out of the way.
While the Chrysler 300C 2012 in Australia cannot eliminate hazards, the car has enough safety features that a careful driver should be able to avoid most of them. By staying alert, avoiding excessive speed, adjusting driving to road conditions, and keeping your tyres properly inflated, the Chrysler 300 series offers you some of the best protection on the road.