On sale now at Dodge dealerships, the 2016 Charger received four stars in the front crash test and five stars in the side and rollover crash tests.
The rating applies to rear-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive versions of the 2016 Charger.
NHTSA has not rated the 2016 Dodge Charger SRT high-performance model.
Standard safety equipment on the 2016 Charger includes antilock brakes, traction control, brake assist, electronic stability control and seven airbags, including a driver's knee airbag.
Optional safety equipment includes forward collision warning and a blind-spot monitoring system with rear cross-path detection. Those features are available in a technology package on the Charger SXT, R/T, R/T Road & Track, R/T Scat Pack and SRT 392.
The 2016 Charger received a "marginal" rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety in the small overlap front crash test. The test is designed to replicate what happens when the front corner of a vehicle collides with another vehicle or an object like a tree or utility pole.
The Charger received "good" scores in all other Institute crash tests.
Edmunds says: Car shoppers keeping score should note that the 2016 Chevrolet Impala, Ford Taurus and Hyundai Genesis sedans also earned the highest five-star safety rating from NHTSA. The 2016 Chrysler 300 earned a four-star overall safety rating.