More Than 45 Safety and Security Features
The new 2011 Dodge Challenger features more than 45 safety and security features, including standard ESC, now integrating Chrysler Group's new proprietary Ready Alert Braking and Rain Brake Support safety features to improve overall vehicle handling and performance both on and off the track.

In addition, standard front-row reactive head restraints, standard full-length side-curtain air bags, driver's knee bag and standard front seat-mounted side-thorax air bags offer enhanced occupant protection to passengers in the event of a collision.

Following are more than 45 safety and security features offered in the new 2011 Dodge Challenger:

  1. Active turn signals: Turn signal flashes three times when stalk is depressed for 1 second to indicate a lane change (standard)
  2. Advanced multi-stage Air Bags: Inflate with a force appropriate to the severity of the impact. Meets FMVSS 208 advanced air bag requirements for smaller, out-of-position occupants (standard)
  3. All-speed traction control: Helps to keep driving wheels from spinning during acceleration from a stop or during all speeds by applying individual brakes alone or in combination with engine torque limitation to prevent wheel slip (standard)
  4. Anti-lock brake system (ABS): Senses and prevents wheel lockup, offering improved steering control under extreme braking and/or slippery conditions (standard)
  5. Anti-lock brake system with rough-road detection: Capable of detecting if the Dodge Challenger is driving on a rough road by the oscillations in the wheel speed signals. When rough road is detected on off-road surfaces or trails, ABS enters a different pressure control where it will hold the brake pressure for longer pulses (standard)
  6. Auto-dimming rear-view mirror: Detects and reduces glare from rearward headlamps without driver intervention (standard)
  7. Auto-reverse sunroof: Advanced sensing system that automatically engages and reverses the sunroof to the open position
  8. BeltAlert: Activates a chime and/or illuminates an icon in the instrument cluster to remind the driver and front passenger to buckle up if the Dodge Challenger is driven without belted front-seat occupants (standard)
  9. Brake Assist: In an emergency brake situation, the system applies maximum braking power, minimizing the Challenger's stopping distance (standard)
  10. Brake Override: When a disagreement exists between the throttle and the brake, the brake signal causes the engine controller to reduce engine power, allowing the operator to stop the Dodge Challenger (standard)
  11. Brake/Park interlock: Prevents a Dodge Challenger with an automatic transmission from being shifted out of "Park" unless the brake pedal is applied (standard)
  12. Brake-traction control system (BTCS): Helps to keep driving wheels from spinning during acceleration from a stop or during slow speeds by applying individual brakes to the slipping wheel(s) (standard)
  13. Child Seat Anchor System: LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) is designed to ease installation of compatible aftermarket child seats (standard)
  14. Constant-force retractors (CFR): Regulates the force exerted on the occupant by the seat belt and then gradually releases seat-belt webbing in a controlled manner (standard)
  15. Crumple zones: Designed to compress during an accident in order to absorb energy from an impact, which decreases transfer of that energy to occupants (standard)
  16. Electronic stability control (ESC): Enhances driver control and helps maintain directional stability under all conditions. Provides the benefit in critical driving situations, such as turns, and is valuable when driving on mixed-surface conditions, including snow, ice or gravel. If there is a discernible difference between driver input through the steering wheel and the Dodge Challenger's path, ESC applies selective braking and throttle input to guide the vehicle back on to the driver's intended path
  17. Energy-absorbing steering column: The manual-adjust steering column utilizes two hydroformed coaxial tubes that can move relative to each other to allow the column to move forward for enhanced energy absorption during a crash. The power-adjust steering column employs a calibrated bending element that deforms during column stroke for optimal energy management (standard)
  18. Enhanced Accident Response System (EARS): Makes it easier for emergency personnel to see and reach occupants in the event of an accident by turning on the interior lighting and unlocking the Dodge Challenger's doors after air bag deployment. Also shuts off flow of fuel to the engine (standard)
  19. Express up/down windows: One-touch powered express up/down window button located on the front driver and passenger-side door (standard)
  20. Full-length side-curtain air bags: Extend protection to all outboard front- and rear-seat passengers. Each side air bag has its own impact sensor that autonomously triggers the air bag on the side where an impact occurs. This type of air bag is housed in the headliner just above side windows (standard)
  21. Garmin(R) navigation: Easy-to-use maps with audible turn-by-turn directions, more than 6 million points of interest and lane guidance
  22. High-intensity discharge (HID) headlamps: Provide approximately three times the light output of conventional reflector lamps for improved nighttime illumination
  23. Hill-start Assist (HSA): Assists drivers when starting the Challenger from a stop on a hill by maintaining the level of brake pressure applied for a short period of time after a driver's foot is removed from the brake pedal. If throttle is not applied within a short period of time after the driver's foot is removed from the brake pedal, brake pressure will be released (standard)
  24. HomeLink universal transceiver: Stores three separate transmitter radio-frequency codes to operate garage-door openers, security gates, security lighting or other radio-controlled devices (standard)
  25. Inside emergency trunk release: A glow-in-the-dark release handle that may be activated in the event of an adult or child is inadvertently trapped inside the trunk (standard)
  26. Intelligent battery sensor (IBS): Continually measures the flow of current into and out of the battery. If the battery is running low, the system intelligently shuts off less critical electrical systems to help prevent an owner being stranded due to a low or depleted battery. When IBS conducts load shedding, an icon appears in the cluster display (standard)
  27. Interior head-impact protection: Interior pillars above the belt line and instrument panel, including areas around windshield and rear window headers, roof and side-rail structures are specifically designed to limit head-impact force (standard)
  28. Keyless Enter-N-Go: When an individual enters the Dodge Challenger, electronic sensors detect if the vehicle key fob is present. The performance coupe will then allow the individual to push a button to start the vehicle without having to insert the key into the ignition. The sensors also allow the deck lid to open without use of pressing the key fob (standard)
  29. Knee bolsters: The lower instrument panel and the glove-box door are designed to properly position the occupant during impact, enabling air bags to work effectively (standard)
  30. Mopar(R) Electronic Vehicle Tracking System (EVTS): Available in three packages: Base, Silver and Gold. Mopar's new tracking system provides vehicle owners the peace of mind that comes with always knowing where their vehicle is located. The system has the ability to alert owners if someone else is driving their vehicle too fast or too far, by sending a text. Mopar's system is powered by Guidepoint Systems, the leader in GPS-enabled stolen vehicle recovery systems. Unlike other vehicle tracking systems, the Mopar EVTS offers nationwide tracking without a subscription.
  31. Occupant restraint controller (ORC): Detects an impact and determines whether a crash is severe enough to trigger air bag deployment and whether the primary or secondary stage inflation is sufficient. In addition the controller detects side impacts and determines whether the rail-curtain and side seat-mounted (thorax protection) air bags should deploy. Engagement of front seat belt pretensioners are also managed through the controller (standard)
  32. Rain Brake Support: New for 2011, the system uses the ESC pump to occasionally push brake pads lightly against brake rotors in rainy conditions in order to keep rotors dry (standard)
  33. Reactive head restraints: Deploy in the event of a rear collision. Restraints are designed to reduce injuries by minimizing the gap between the head restraint and the passenger's head (standard)
  34. Ready Alert Braking: New for 2011, the system anticipates situations when the driver may initiate an emergency brake stop and uses the ESC pump to set brake pads against rotors in order to decrease the time required for full brake application
  35. Remote (fob) operated windows (front windows - down only): Enable an individual to cool down the Dodge Challenger by opening front windows remotely (standard)
  36. Remote Keyless Entry: Locks and unlocks doors and turns on interior lamps. If the vehicle is equipped with a security alarm, the remote also arms and disarms that system
  37. Remote start: Conveniently starts the engine and activates key comfort settings based on ambient conditions by using the key fob while maintaining vehicle security
  38. Safety cage body structure: Protects occupants by managing and controlling energy in the event of an impact (standard)
  39. Seat belt guide: Allows for optimal positioning of seat belt across shoulder and chest (standard)
  40. Seat-belt pretensioners: During a collision, impact sensors initiate front seat-belt pretensioners to remove slack in the seat belt system, thereby reducing the forward movement of the occupant's head and torso (standard)
  41. Sentry Key(R) engine immobilizer: Uses a key fob that has an embedded transponder with a preprogrammed security code to shut off the engine after a few seconds and discourage vehicle theft (standard)
  42. Side guard door beams: Provide occupant protection during a side impact (standard)
  43. SIRIUS Travel Link: Provides Dodge Challenger passengers with real-time information and entertainment to make every trip more efficient and safe
  44. Seat-mounted side pelvic-thorax air bags: Provide enhanced protection to the driver and front outboard passenger in certain impacts. Each side pelvic-thorax air bag has its own impact sensor that autonomously triggers the air bag on the side where an impact occurs. Standard side pelvic-thorax air bags are housed within the outboard side of each front seat (standard)
  45. Three-point seat belts: Front outboard seating positions and all rear seating positions have lap and shoulder belts (standard)
  46. Tire-pressure monitoring (TPM): Informs driver when tire pressure is too low. Pressure-sensor modules within the valve stems of all four road wheels send continuous radio-frequency signals to a receiver and the system (standard)
  47. Tilt-and-telescoping steering columm: Allows steering column to tilt and move toward or away from the driver to achieve a safe and comfortable distance from the advanced multi-stage front driver air bag, if deployed (standard)
  48. Uconnect voice command: An in-vehicle, voice-activated communication system that allows drivers to operate a Bluetooth(R) compatible phone with their hands on the wheel and eyes on the road. When the Bluetooth(R) phone is initially connected, the contact list is automatically downloaded, synchronizing as many as 1,000 phone book entries, which can then be selected by simply saying a contact name. It also allows drivers to switch radio modes, tune to AM/FM and SIRIUS Satellite Radio stations and request real-time information from SIRIUS Traffic using natural voice commands. The handsfree option promotes safety, freedom, value and flexibility
  49. Uconnect Web: Turns the all-new 2011 Dodge Challenger into a mobile "hot spot" capable of instant access to Web sites, e-mail, personalized music, online gaming, photo albums and more. The wireless system provides high-speed data transfer and flexibility, combining Wi-Fi and 3G cellular connectivity for a new level of wireless technology
  50. Vehicle theft security alarm: Deters vandalism and theft; frequently lowering insurance premiums. System protects the vehicle from theft by monitoring door-ajar switches and the ignition circuit for unauthorized entry