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New Rollover Ratings and New Crash Test Results

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA) latest rollover resistance ratings and crash test results for 2001 model year vehicles are now available;

For rollover resistance, the Dodge Ram Wagon and Jeep Cherokee two-door Utility 4x2 are rated.

For frontal impact, the Toyota Tacoma Extended Cab 4x2 pickup and the Ford F-150 4x2 four-door pickup are rated.

For side impact, the Hyundai Accent four-door and the Toyota Tacoma 4x2 Extended Cab pickup are rated.

For rollover resistance, frontal impact, and side impact, the New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) reports rollover resistance ratings and crash test results in a range of one to five stars, with five stars showing the best protection for vehicles. Frontal impact tests should be compared only within the same weight class.

A fact sheet, containing explanatory information and tables showing NCAP crash tests results and rollover resistance ratings for model year 2001 vehicles, is available by calling the NHTSA Office of Public and Consumer Affairs, 202-366-9550; the Auto Safety Hotline, 888-327-4236; or by writing to NHTSA Public Affairs, Room 5232, 400 Seventh St., S.W., Washington, D.C. 20590. The crash test information and rollover resistance ratings are available here; clicking on "Star Ratings" under "Popular Information" in the index on the left side of the screen.

New Rollover Ratings and New Crash Test Results

Make and Model

Class Size Frontal Driver Frontal Passenger

Side Driver Side Passenger Rollover Rating Side Air Bag

Dodge Ram Wagon

Van

4

4

No Test

No Test

3

Ford F-150 4DR 4x2

Pickup

5

5

No Test

No Test

No Test

Jeep Cherokee 2-DR 4x2

SUV

No Test

No Test

No Test

No Test

2

Hyundai Accent 4-DR.

Light

No Test

No Test

3

2

4

Toyota Tacoma Excab 4x2

Pickup

3

4

3

Seat Too Small

To Be Rated