NHTSA Rollover, Crash Test Results for Fourth Group of 2003 Vehicles

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) today posted its fourth listing of model year 2003 New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) rollover and crash test results on the World Wide Web at http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov.

New model year 2003 rollover resistance ratings are for the Acura 3.5RL four-door, Audi TT Roadster two-door, Buick Century four-door, Buick LeSabre four-door, Buick Park Avenue four-door, Buick Regal four-door, Chevrolet Cavalier two-door, Chevrolet Monte Carlo two-door, Chrysler Concorde four-door, Chrysler Sebring convertible, Chrysler Sebring two-door, Dodge Intrepid four-door, Dodge Stratus two-door, Ford Mustang two-door, Ford ZX2 two-door, Honda Accord two-door, Honda Accord four-door, Honda Civic two-door, Honda Insight two-door, Honda S2000 convertible, Hyundai Elantra four-door, Jaguar X-Type four-door, Lexus ES300 four-door, Lexus IS300 four-door, Lincoln Town Car four-door, Mazda 6 four-door, Mazda Miata convertible, Mazda Protégé four-door, Mercedes-Benz C240 four-door, Mercedes-Benz E320 four-door, Mitsubishi Galant four-door, Mitsubishi Lancer four-door, Nissan 350Z two-door, Oldsmobile Alero two-door, Pontiac Bonneville four-door, Pontiac Grand Am two-door, Pontiac Grand Prix four-door, Pontiac Sunfire two-door, Saab 9-5 four-door, Saturn ION four-door, Toyota Celica two-door, Toyota Tacoma Extended Cab 4X4 pickup, Volkswagen New Beetle two-door, Volkswagen Passat four-door, Volvo S60 four-door, and the Volvo S80 four-door.

A new model year 2003 crash test rating for frontal impact is posted for the Acura MDX 4x4 four-door utility.

New model year 2003 crash test ratings for side impact are for the BMW 325 4x4 four-door utility, Honda Element 4x4 four-door utility, Kia Sorento 4x4 four-door utility, Mazda 6 four-door, Mercedes C240 four-door, Mitsubishi Outlander 4x4 four-door utility, Nissan Murano 4x4 four-door utility, Saab 9-5 four-door and the Volvo XC90 4x4 four-door utility.

A new model year 2004 crash test rating for side impact is for the Pontiac Grand Prix four-door.

In accordance with NHTSA policy to note safety concerns not reflected in the star rating, today’s release highlights two vehicles recently tested:

  • During the side impact test of the Honda Element, the head of the left rear passenger dummy struck the side upper interior structure. Measurement of the impact indicates a higher likelihood of serious head trauma.
  • During the side impact test of the BMW 325, the force measured on the driver’s pelvis indicated a high likelihood of pelvic injury.

A fact sheet and tables showing NCAP rollover and crash test results for recently released model year 2003 and 2004 vehicles can be obtained by calling the Auto Safety Hotline, 1-888-327-4236 or NHTSA Communications and Consumer Information, 202-366-9550. Consumers can also write to NHTSA Media Relations, Room 5232, 400 Seventh St., S.W., Washington, D.C. 20590. Crash test information also is available from NHTSA’s Web site, www.nhtsa.gov, by clicking on "Crash Tests" under "Popular Information” in the index on the left side of the screen.


New Rollover Ratings and New Crash Test Results

Make and Model Curb
Weight
(lbs)
Size
Class
Frontal
Driver
Frontal
Passenger
Side
Driver
Side Rear
Passenger
Rollover
Rating
Acura 3.5 RL 4-DR. w/SAB 3824 Heavy 4 4 NT NT 4!
Acura MDX 4-DR. 4x4 w/SAB 4478 SUV 4 4 5 5 4!
Audi TT 2-DR. Convertible w/SAB 3135 Medium NT NT 5 NS 5!
BMW 3 Series 4-DR. w/SAB 3196 Medium 4 5 3* 5 4!
BMW Z4 Roadster Convertible 2978 Compact 4 4 UR NS TBR
Buick Century 4-DR. 3359 Medium 4 3 3 3 4
Buick Century 4-DR. w/SAB 3359 Medium 4 3 3* 3 4
Buick LeSabre 4-DR. w/SAB 3608 Heavy 4 5 4 4 5^
Buick Park Avenue 4-DR. w/SAB 3767 Heavy 4 4 4 4 4^
Buick Regal 4-DR 3359 Medium 4 3 3 3 4
Buick Regal 4-DR w/SAB 3359 Medium 4 3 3* 3 4
Chevrolet Cavalier 2-DR. 2594 Compact 4 4 1 2 4
Chevrolet Monte Carlo 2-DR. 3349 Medium 5 5 3 4 4
Chrysler Concorde 4-DR. 3471 Medium 4 4 4 3 5
Chrysler Sebring 2-DR. 3092 Medium 4 4 3 5 4
Chrysler Sebring Convertible 3482 Medium 3 3 3 4 5
Dodge Intrepid 4-DR. 3471 Medium 4 4 4 3 5
Dodge Stratus 2-DR 3092 Medium 4 4 3 5 4
Ford Mustang 2-DR. 3122 Medium 5 5 3 3 5
Ford ZX2 2-DR. 2541 Compact 4 4 1 4 4
Honda Accord 2-DR. 3077 Medium 5 5 5 5 4
Honda Accord 2-DR. w/SAB 3077 Medium 5 5 NT NT 4
Honda Accord 4-DR. 3038 Medium 5 5 UR UR 4
Honda Accord 4-DR. w/SAB 3038 Medium 5 5 NT NT 4
Honda Civic 2-DR. 2502 Compact 5 5 3 4 4
Honda Civic 2-DR. w/SAB 2502 Compact 5 5 5 5 4
Honda Element 4-DR. 4x4 3446 SUV 5 5 5 4** TBR
Honda Insight 2-DR. 1868 Mini 4 4 4 NS 4
Honda S2000 Convertible 2545 Compact 4 4 5 NS 5
Hyundai Elantra 4-DR. w/SAB 2897 Compact 4 5 5 4 4^
Jaguar X-Type 4-DR. w/SAB 3468 Medium 4 4 4 4 4^
Kia Sorento 4-DR. 4x4 4383 SUV 4 4 5 5 TBR
Lexus ES300 4-DR. w/SAB 3456 Medium 5 5 5 4 4^
Lexus IS300 4-DR. w/SAB 3302 Medium TBT TBT 5 5 5^
Lincoln Town Car 4-DR. w/SAB 4121 Heavy 5 5 5 5 5
Mazda 6 4-DR. 3056 Medium 5 5 3 4 5
Mazda Miata Convertible 2385 Light 4 5 3 NS 5
Mazda Protege 4-DR. 2484 Light 5 4 3 4 4
Mercedes-Benz C240 w/SAB 3355 Medium 4 4 5 5 4!
Mercedes-Benz E320 4-DR. w/SAB 3731 Heavy 4 4 5 5 5!
Mitsubishi Galant 4-DR. 3127 Medium 4 4 3 4 4
Mitsubishi Galant 4-DR. w/SAB 3127 Medium 4 4 5 4 4
Mitsubishi Lancer 4-DR. 2707 Compact 4 4 2 4 4
Mitsubishi Outlander 4-DR. 4x4 3243 SUV 4 4 5 4 TBR
Nissan 350Z DR. 2-DR. 3328 Medium 5 4 5 NS 5^
Nissan Murano 4-DR. 4x4 4041 SUV 4 4 5 4 TBR
Oldsmobile Alero 2-DR. 3018 Medium 4 5 1 4 4
Pontiac Bonneville 4-DR. w/SAB 3608 Heavy 4 5 4 4 5^
Pontiac Grand Am 2-DR. 3018 Medium 4 5 1 4 4
Pontiac Grand Prix 4-DR. 3346 Medium 4 4 2 3 4
Pontiac Grand Prix 4-DR. (2004) 3452 Medium TBT TBT 3 3 TBR
Pontiac Sunfire 2-DR. 2594 Compact 4 4 1 2 4
Saab 9-5 w/SAB 3526 Heavy 5 5 5 4 4!
Saturn ION 4-DR. 2716 Compact 5 5 UR UR 4
Toyota Celica 2-DR 2526 Compact 4 4 3 STS 5
Toyota Tacoma Extended Cab 4X4 3534 Pickup NT NT NT NT 2
Volkswagen New Beetle 2-DR. w/SAB 2886 Compact 4 4 5 3 4^
Volkswagen Passat 4-DR. w/SAB 3168 Medium 5 5 4 4 4^
Volvo S60 4-DR. w/SAB 3355 Medium 4 4 5 5 5^
Volvo S80 4-DR. w/SAB 3556 Heavy 5 5 5 5 5^
Volvo XC90 4-DR. 4x4 4776 SUV UR UR 5 5 TBR

* = High Likelihood of Pelvic Injury
** = Higher Likelihood of Head Injury
! = Standard Electronic Stability Control
^ = Optional Electronic Stability Control
NS = No Seat
NT = Not tested
SAB = Side Air Bag
SUV = Sport Utility Vehicle
STS = Seat Too Small
TBR = To Be Rated
TBT = To Be Tested
UR = Under Review

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