|NHTSA 11-05 |
Tuesday, May 24, 2005
Complete Passenger Car Crash Test and Rollover Ratings
The U.S. Department of
Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
(NHTSA) today announced the completion of crash test and rollover ratings
for passenger cars for the 2005 model year.
All results, including
previously tested model year 2005 vehicles, are available at the
agency’s web site: www.safercar.gov.
newly-tested Mitsubishi Galant, Toyota Avalon and the Volvo V70 – all
with side air bags – earned the top rating of 5-stars for all seating
positions in frontal and side impact crash tests. NHTSA’s consumer
information program uses a one to five star rating system, with five being
the highest. Star ratings reflect a vehicle’s ability to protect the
driver and passenger in a crash.
In this latest group of rollover
testing, all newly tested passenger cars received 4-stars for rollover.
NHTSA uses a five star scale, as well as a percent chance of rollover, to
rate a vehicle on its likelihood of rollover in a single-vehicle crash.
New 2005 ratings for frontal impact are available for the Buick
Lacrosse four-door, Chevrolet Cobalt four-door, Chevrolet Malibu four-door,
Ford Mustang two-door, Nissan Maxima four-door, Suzuki Verona four-door,
Toyota Avalon four-door, Toyota Camry four-door, and the Volkswagen new
New 2005 ratings for side impact are available
for the Buick Lacrosse four-door, Chevrolet Cobalt four-door, Chevrolet
Malibu four-door, Ford Mustang two-door, Honda Accord two-door, Honda
Accord four-door, Honda Accord Hybrid four-door, Mitsubishi Galant
four-door, Pontiac G6 four-door, Saturn Ion four-door, Suzuki Verona
four-door, Toyota Avalon four-door, Volkswagen new Jetta four-door and
theVolvo V70 four-door.
New rollover ratings for 2005
passenger cars include the Buick Lacrosse four-door, Chevrolet Cobalt
four-door, Honda Accord Hybrid four-door, Saturn Ion four-door, Scion tC
two-door, Subaru Forester four-door, Suzuki Verona four-door, Toyota Avalon
four-door, Volkswagen new Jetta four-door, Volvo V70 four-door and
theVolvo XC70 four-door.
Model Year 2005 Passenger Cars
comparative lists of passenger cars, including carryover vehicles, by
weight class (heavy, medium, compact, light and mini) are available at www.safercar.gov. First select
Passenger Cars and 2005 using search Option 1, and then submit "View 2005
PCs". Scroll to the bottom of the list and use the "Select a class"
dropdown box to select a weight class of passenger cars.
|Make and Model ||Class/ |
|Buick LaCrosse 4-DR ||PC/H ||5 ||5 ||3 ||3 ||4 |
|Toyota Avalon 4-DR w/SAB ||PC/H ||5 ||5 ||5 ||5 ||4 |
|Chevrolet Malibu 4-DR w/SAB ||PC/Me ||5 ||5 ||5 ||4 ||4 |
|Ford Mustang 2-DR ||PC/Me ||5 ||5 ||4 ||ND ||5 |
|Honda Accord 2-DR w/SAB ||PC/Me
||5 ||5 ||4 ||5 ||4 |
|Honda Accord 4-DR w/SAB ||PC/Me ||5 ||5 ||4 ||4 ||4 |
|Honda Accord Hybrid 4-DR w/SAB ||PC/Me ||5 ||5 ||4 ||4 ||4 |
|Mitsubishi Galant 4-DR w/SAB ||PC/Me ||5 ||5 ||5 ||5 ||4 |
|Nissan Maxima 4-DR w/SAB ||PC/Me ||5 ||4 ||4 ||4 ||4 |
|Pontiac G6 4-DR
later release 2 w/SAB ||PC/Me ||5 ||4 ||5 ||5 ||4 |
|Subaru Forester 4-DR w/SAB ||PC/Me ||5 ||5 ||5 ||5 ||4 |
|Suzuki Verona 4-DR w/SAB ||PC/Me ||3 ||4 ||4 ||3 ||4 |
|Toyota Camry 4-DR ||PC/Me ||5 ||5 ||4 ||3 ||4 |
|Volkswagen new Jetta
4-DR w/SAB ||PC/Me ||4 ||4 ||5 ||5 ||4 |
|Volvo V70 4-DR w/SAB ||PC/Me ||5 ||5 ||5 ||5 ||4 |
|Volvo XC70 4-DR ||PC/Me ||5 ||5 ||5 ||5 ||4 |
|Chevrolet Cobalt 4-DR ||PC/C
||4 ||5 ||2 ||4 ||4 |
|Saturn Ion 4-DR ||PC/C ||5 ||5 ||3 ||4 ||4 |
|Scion tC 2-DR ||PC/C ||5 ||4 ||4 ||4 ||4 |
Shaded areas indicate new crash
test or rollover results.
PC = Passenger Car (H=Heavy,
3500 lbs or greater; Me=Medium, 3000-3499 lbs; C=Compact, 2500-2999 lbs;
L=Light, 2000-2499 lbs; Mi=Mini, 1500-1999 lbs)
with side air bags
ND = No data. The instruments used to record
the test data malfunctioned.
1 = if involved in a
2 = Valid for Pontiac G6s produced on
and after January 24, 2005