When drivers purchase a 2014 Dodge Grand Caravan, they’re going to receive numerous standard features. These include stability and traction control, antilock brakes to stop quickly in the event of an accident, and a total of seven airbags inside the cabin. Drivers also have the choice to upgrade and add a few more safety features. A rear cross-path detection system alerts the driver to objects in their path while driving in reverse. Blind spot monitoring helps drivers to avoid accidents while changing lanes.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has given the Dodge Grand Caravan a positive overall safety rating of four stars, which includes four stars for the rollover test and a perfect five stars in the side crash test.
Our government formed the NHTSA in 1970 after public pressure in the 1960s to improve the safety of vehicles on the roads. The work of consumer advocates like Ralph Nader led to Congress to make seatbelts mandatory and create a governing body to enforce safety standards. Each year the NHTSA tests vehicles and investigates consumer claims that could lead to vehicle recalls.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety also tests vehicles each year and has also praised the Dodge Grand Caravan. It received their top score of good in the roof strength, side impact, and moderate-overlap front crash tests. Last year the vehicle was named a Top Safety Pick by the organization, which collects safety data for use in the insurance industry.
Drivers should have no fear when driving the 2014 Dodge Grand Caravan. To learn more about the vehicle’s safety features and crash test ratings, please contact Bosak Motor Sales. The Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Ram dealership has the Grand Caravan in stock at 3111 W. Lincoln Highway in Merrillville, Indiana.