Briggs Auto Touts Inventory of IIHS Award Winners

2013 Dodge Avenger and 2013 Chrysler 200 lead the way

Dec 31, 2012, 08:25 ET from Briggs Auto Group

LAWRENCE, Kan., Dec. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Briggs Auto Group in Lawrence, KS is proud to be the proprietor of two of the safest mid-size sedans in the United States. The 2013 Dodge Avenger and the 2013 Chrysler 200 have garnered top honors by the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety in 2012.  The Chrysler Group has a long history with automobile safety and the 2013 Avenger and 2013 Chrysler 200 lead the way in a group of 10 other Chrysler Group models that have been praised by the IIHS.


The Avenger and Chrysler 200 are leading from the front because each model took home awards in a new IIHS category "Top Safety Pick+" which features a new set of testing criteria that goes above and beyond the previous criteria. To take home this honor, each model was subjected to a crash test that exposed 25 percent of each front-end to a 40-mile per hour collision. Since both models fall into the mid-size sedan industry segment both the 2013 Dodge Avenger and 2013 Chrysler 200 have advanced multi-stage front-passenger airbags, front-seat side airbags, four-wheel anti-lock brakes, supplemental side-curtain airbags and the LATCH child-seat anchor system.

The 2013 Dodge Avenger has also been named the "Most affordable mid-size sedan" in the United States. The 2013 Chrysler 200 has received nods in the areas of outstanding value for entry-level model pricing, highly competitive Environmental Protection Agency ratings for fuel-economy and best-in-class performance for a mid-size sedan.

Rounding out the rest of the Chrysler Group's IIHS award winners for the 2013 model year that are available for sale by Briggs Auto Group are: The all-new Dodge Dart in the Small Car Category; the Chrysler 300 and Dodge Charger in the Large Family Car category; the Chrysler Town & Country and Dodge Grand Caravan in the Minivan category. The Chrysler Group scored a trifecta in the Mid-Size SUV category with the Dodge Journey, Dodge Durango and Jeep Grand Cherokee. And finally the Jeep Pilot in the Small SUV segment when equipped optional side airbags.

Earlier in December the Chrysler Group was also honored with a Motor Trend "Truck of the Year" award for the 2013 Ram 1500.

Briggs Auto Group in Lawrence, KS is very proud of its award winning lineup of some of the safest cars, trucks, SUVs and crossovers for sale in the United States. They also offer a full inventory of quality pre-owned cars and trucks as well as prompt, friendly and reliable service personnel that take care of customer's cars as if they were their own.

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