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Media Advisory: New Rollover Ratings and New Crash Test Results Available on NHTSA's World Wide Web Site

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Media Advisory: New Rollover Ratings and New Crash Test Results Available on NHTSA's World Wide Web Site

NHTSA
April 11, 2001

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NHTSA -00
Wednesday, April 11, 2001
Contact: Tim Hurd
Tel. No. (202) 366-9550

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA) latest rollover resistance ratings and crash test results for 2001 model year vehicles are now available on the agency's World Wide Web site: http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov.

For rollover resistance, the Chrysler Sebring four-dour, Dodge Neon four-door, Dodge Stratus four-door, Plymouth Neon four-door, Toyota Echo four-door, Dodge Durango 4x2 four-door utility, Honda CR-V 4x4 four-door utility, Toyota RAV4 4x2 four-door utility, Toyota RAV4 4x4 four-door utility, Toyota 4Runner 4x2 four-door utility, Dodge Ram 4x4 extended cab pickup, Ford Ranger 4x2 extended cab pickup, Ford Ranger 4x4 extended cab pickup, Mazda B-series 4x2 extended cab pickup, Mazda B-series 4x4 extended cab pickup, Toyota Tacoma 4x4 extended cab pickup, Toyota Tundra 4x4 extended cab pickup are rated.

For frontal impact, the Dodge Stratus two-door, Chrysler Sebring two-door, Daewoo Leganza four-door, Kia Sephia four-door, Toyota Prius four-door, Ford Escape 4x4 four-door utility, Mazda Tribute 4x4 four-door utility, Nissan Frontier 4x2 four-door pickup, Chevrolet Venture van, Ford Windstar van, and the Oldsmobile Silhoutte van are rated.

For side impact, the Audi TT convertible, Chrysler Sebring convertible, Mazda MX-5 Miata convertible, Honda Civic two-door, Buick Century four-door, Buick Regal four-door, Chevrolet Impala four-door with side air bags, Chrysler Sebring four-door, Dodge Stratus four-door, and the Kia Rio four-door 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 crash protection for vehicles. Frontal tests should be compared only within the same weight class.

A fact sheet, containing explanatory information and tables showing NCAP rollover resistance ratings and crash tests results for model year 2001 vehicles, is available by calling the NHTSA Office of Public and Consumer Affairs, 202-366-9550; the Auto Safety Hotline, 1-800-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236); or by writing to NHTSA Public Affairs, Room 5232, 400 Seventh St., S.W., Washington, D.C. 20590. The rollover resistance ratings and crash test information is available at NHTSA's web site by clicking on "Crash Tests" under "Popular Information" in the index on the left side of the screen.

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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
Audi TT 2-DR. Medium No Test No Test 5 No Seat Not Rated Yes
Buick Century 4-DR. Medium 4 3 3 3 Not Rated Yes
Buick Regal 4-DR Medium 4 3 3 3 Not Rated Yes
Chevrolet Impala 4-DR Medium 5 5 4 4 Not Rated Yes
Chevrolet Venture Van 4 4 5 4 3 Yes
Chrysler Sebring 2-DR. Medium 4 4 3 5 Not Rated  
Chrysler Sebring Convertible Medium 3 3 3 4 Not Rated  
Chrysler Sebring 4-DR. Medium 5 5 3 3 5  
Daewoo Leganza 4-DR. Medium 3 3 4 3 Not Rated  
Dodge Durango 4-DR 4x2 SUV No Test No Test No Test No Test 3  
Dodge Neon 4-DR Compact 4 4 3 3 4  
Dodge Stratus 2-DR Medium 4 4 3 5 Not Rated  
Dodge Stratus 4-DR Medium 5 5 3 3 5  
Dodge Ram ExCab 4x4 Pickup No Test No Test No Test No Test 3  
Ford Escape 4-DR. 4x4 SUV 5 4 5 5 3  
Ford Windstar Van 5 5 4 4 4  
Ford Windstar Van 5 5 5 5 4 Yes
Ford Ranger ExCab 4x2 Pickup 4 4 4 Seat Too Small 3  
Ford Ranger ExCab 4x4 Pickup No Test No Test No Test No Test 2  
Honda Civic 2-DR Compact 5 5 3 4 Not Rated  
Honda CR-V 4-DR. 4x4 SUV 4 5 5 5 3  
Kia Rio 4-DR. Light No Test No Test 3 3 Not Rated  
Kia Sephia 4-DR. Compact 4 5 3 4 Not Rated  
Mazda B-Series ExCab 4x2 Pickup 4 4 4 Seat Too Small 3  
Mazda B-Series ExCab 4x4 Pickup No Test No Test No Test No Test 2  
Madza Miata Convertible Light 4 5 3 No Seat Not Rated  
Mazda Tribute 4-DR. 4x4 SUV 5 4 5 5 3  
Nissan Frontier 4-DR. 4x2 Pickup 4 5 5 5 Not Rated  
Oldsmobile Silhouette Van 4 4 5 4 3 Yes
Plymouth Neon 4-DR Compact 4 4 3 3 4  
Toyota 4Runner 4-DR. 4x2 SUV No Test No Test No Test NoTest 2  
Toyota Echo 4-DR. Light 4 4 3 4 4  
Toyota Prius 4-DR. Compact 3 4 No Test No Test Not Rated  
Toyota RAV4 4-DR. 4x2 SUV No Test No Test No Test NoTest 3  
Toyota RAV4 4-DR. 4x4 SUV 4 4 No Test No Test 3  
Toyota Tacoma ExCab 4x4 Pickup No Test No Test No Test No Test 2  
Toyota Tundra ExCab 4x4 Pickup No Test No Test No Test No Test 3  


 



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