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NHTSA 44-04
Tuesday, October 26, 2004
Contact: Rae Tyson
Telephone: (202) 366-9550


First Group of Model Year 2005 Crash Tests
And Rollover Ratings available on SaferCar.Gov

 

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) today released new crash test results for selected model year 2005 vehicles. The agency also released new rollover ratings for several 2005 pickups.

All results, including previously tested vehicles, are available at the agency’s web site: www.safercar.gov.

The 2005 Subaru Outback sport utility vehicle was the only vehicle in the latest group to earn the top rating of five-stars for all seating positions in frontal and side impact crash tests. The 2005 Chrysler 300, and its corporate twin the Dodge Magnum, received the highest scores for a passenger car – five-stars for frontal crash in both seating positions and four-stars and five-stars, respectively, for side impact crash in the driver and rear seating positions. 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 rollover testing, the highest rated pickups were the 2005 Dodge Ram 4x2, the Chevrolet Colorado 4x4, and its corporate twin, the GMC Canyon 4x4, each receiving four-stars, a 17.9 percent chance of rollover, if involved in a single-vehicle crash. NHTSA uses both a five-star scale and 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 Chrysler 300 four-door, Dodge Magnum four-door, Dodge Ram pickup, Nissan Altima four-door, Pontiac Vibe four-door, Subaru Outback utility vehicle, Toyota Corolla four-door and Toyota Matrix four-door.

New model year 2005 ratings for side impact are available for the Ford Focus two-door, Subaru Outback utility vehicle and Toyota Corolla four-door.

New model year 2005 ratings for rollover are available for the Chevrolet Colorado 4x2 pickup, Chevrolet Colorado 4x4 pickup, Dodge Ram 4x2 pickup, Dodge Ram 4x4 pickup, Ford Freestar van, Ford Ranger 4x2 pickup and Ford Ranger 4x4 pickup, GMC Canyon 4x2 pickup, GMC Canyon 4x4 pickup, Mazda B-Series 4x2 pickup, and Mazda B-Series 4x4 pickup.  


Model Year 2005 New Crash Test Results
Make and Model Curb
Weight (lbs)
Class/
Size
Front
Driver
Front
Pass
Side
Driver
Side
Rear Pass
Chrysler 300 4-DR 3710 PC/H 5 5 4 5
Dodge Magnum1 4-DR 3710 PC/H 5 5 4 5
Dodge Ram 1500 2-DR 4500 Pickup 5 5 NT NT
Ford Focus 2-DR Hatchback 2630 PC/C 4 4 3 4!
Nissan Altima 4-DR 3142 PC/Me 5 5 TBT TBT
Pontiac Vibe2 4-DR 2806 PC/C 5 4 UR UR
Subaru Outback 4-DR 3470 SUV 5 5 5 5
Toyota Corolla 4-DR 2597 PC/C 5 5 4 4
Toyota Matrix 4-DR 2806 PC/C 5 4 UR UR

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)
TBT = To Be Tested
SUV = Sport Utility Vehicle
NT = Not tested
! = High likelihood of head injury (visit safercar.gov for more details)
UR = Under review
1 = Corporate twin of Chrysler 300 4-DR
2 = Corporate twin of the Toyota Matrix 4-DR


Model Year 2005 New Rollover Results
Make and Model Class Rollover
Star Rating
Percent
Chance of
Rollover3
Dynamic
Test Result
(Tip/No tip)
Chevrolet Colorado 4x2 Pickup 4 18.5 No tip
Chevrolet Colorado 4x4 Pickup 4 17.9 No tip
Dodge Ram 1500 4x2 Pickup 4 17.9 No tip
Dodge Ram 1500 4x4 Pickup 4 19.8 No tip
Ford Freestar Van 4 14.7 No tip
Ford Ranger 4x2 Pickup 3 21.9 No tip
Ford Ranger 4x4 Pickup 2 30.6 No tip
GMC Canyon4 4x2 Pickup 4 18.5 No tip
GMC Canyon5 4x4 Pickup 4 17.9 No tip
Mazda B-Series6 4x2 Pickup 3 21.9 No tip
Mazda B-Series7 4x4 Pickup 2 30.6 No tip


3  = If involved in a single-vehicle crash
4  = Corporate twin of Chevrolet Colorado 4x2
5  = Corporate twin of Chevrolet Colorado 4x4
6  = Corporate twin of Ford Ranger 4x2
7  = Corporate twin of Ford Ranger 4x4

None of these vehicles were tested with Electronic Stability Control (ESC).

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