September 10, 2009 , Auburn Hills, Mich. -

Chrysler Group LLC announced today that the 2010 Dodge Journey has earned the 2009 Top Safety Pick rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

“Another Top Safety Pick for Chrysler Group is not only a great achievement for the Dodge Journey but also for the company,” said Scott Kunselman, Senior Vice President—Engineering, Chrysler Group LLC. “IIHS’ recognition of our products demonstrates Chrysler’s leadership in occupant protection and overall vehicle engineering capability.”

The 2010 Dodge Journey incorporates a two-fold approach to safety: passive features, including pre-tensioning seat-belt retractors, supplemental side-curtain air bags and standard torso air bags, combined with accident-avoidance features, including standard Electronic Stability Control (ESC).

“The Dodge Journey is at the head of the class for safety,” says Institute president Adrian Lund. “The Top Safety Pick designation is our highest award and only goes to vehicles affording the best overall crash protection, plus electronic stability control to help drivers avoid many crashes altogether.”

Standard safety equipment on the 2010 Dodge Journey 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 2010 Dodge Journey offers more than 20 safety 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
  • Inside Emergency Release
  • Interior Head-impact Protection
  • Knee Bolsters
  • Safety Cage Body Structure
  • Seat-belt Pretensioners (both front seat belts)
  • Side Guard Door Beams
  • Side-curtain Air Bags

     

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 Truck. 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.