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NHTSA 14-04
Thursday, April 1, 2004
Contact: Rae Tyson
Telephone: (202) 366-9550

NHTSA Posts 2004 Four-Door Sedans
Crash Test Results on SaferCar.gov Website

The U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) today posted New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) crash test results for all model year 2004 four door sedans on its website, http://www.safercar.gov/.   Sedans generally tested well with the Acura TSX and Lexus ES330, both with side-impact air bags, receiving the top rating of five stars. The Mazda 3 and Suzuki Forenza received the lowest scores of the group - three stars for both the driver and rear passenger in side-impact crash tests.

Results from previously tested 2004 vehicles are also available at http://www.safercar.gov/.

New 2004 frontal impact ratings for four-door vehicles are provided for the Acura TSX four-door sedan, Chevrolet Aveo four-door sedan, Chevrolet Aveo five-door hatchback, Chevrolet Malibu four-door sedan, Hyundai Elantra four-door sedan, Hyundai Elantra five-door wagon, Hyundai XG350 four-door sedan, Lexus ES330 four-door sedan, Lincoln LS four-door sedan, Mazda 3 four-door sedan, Suzuki Aerio four-door sedan, Suzuki Aerio five-door hatchback, Suzuki Forenza four-door sedan, Toyota Camry four-door sedan, Toyota Prius four-door sedan and the Toyota Scion xA five-door hatchback.

New 2004 side-impact ratings for four-door vehicles are provided for the Acura RL four-door sedan, Acura TSX four-door sedan, Kia Optima four-door sedan, Lexus ES330 four-door sedan, Mazda 3 four-door sedan, Mazda RX-8 four-door sedan, Suzuki Aerio four-door sedan, Suzuki Forenza four-door sedan, Toyota Camry four-door sedan, Toyota Prius four-door sedan and the Toyota Scion xA five-door hatchback.

A fact sheet containing explanatory information and tables showing NCAP crash tests results for recently released model year 2004 vehicles can be obtained by calling the NHTSA Auto Safety Hotline, 1‑888‑327‑4236; or by writing to NHTSA Consumer Information, Room 5320, 400 Seventh St., S.W., Washington, DC 20590. Crash test information is available at NHTSA's website by clicking on "Crash Tests" under "Popular Information" in the index on the left side of the screen.


 

2004 NCAP Crash Test Results

Make and Model Curb Weight
(lbs)
Class Size Frontal
Driver
Frontal
Passenger
Side
Driver
Side Rear
Passenger
Chevrolet Aveo 4-DR. 2459 Light 5 5 TBT TBT
Chevrolet Aveo 5-DR Hatchback 2459 Light 5 5 NT NT
Toyota Scion xA 4-DR. 2328 Light 4 4 4 4
Make and Model Curb Weight
(lbs)
Class Size Frontal
Driver
Frontal
Passenger
Side
Driver
Side Rear
Passenger
Hyundai Elantra 4-DR. w/SAB 2910 Compact 5 4 5 4
Hyundai Elantra 5-DR Wagon w/SAB 2910 Compact 5 4 NT NT
Mazda RX-8 4-DR. w/SAB 2989 Compact TBT TBT 4 4
Mazda 3 4-DR. 2829 Compact 4 4 3 3
Suzuki Aerio 4-DR. 2652 Compact 4 3 5 4
Suzuki Aerio 5-DR Wagon 2652 Compact 4 3 NT NT
Suzuki Forenza 4-DR. 2801 Compact 4 4 3 3
Toyota Prius 4-DR. 2943 Compact 5 4 4 4
Make and Model Curb Weight
(lbs)
Class Size Frontal
Driver
Frontal
Passenger
Side
Driver
Side Rear
Passenger
Acura TSX  4-DR. w/SAB 3305 Medium 5 5 5 4
Chevrolet Malibu 4-DR. 3118 Medium 4 4 UR UR
Kia Optima 4-DR. w/SAB 3272 Medium 4 4 4 4
Lexus ES330 4-DR. w/SAB 3490 Medium 5 5 5 4
Toyota Camry 4-DR. 3270 Medium 4 4 4 3
Make and Model Curb Weight
(lbs)
Class Size Frontal
Driver
Frontal
Passenger
Side
Driver
Side Rear
Passenger
Acura 3.5 RL 4-DR w/SAB 3824 Heavy 4 4 4 4
Hyundai XG350  4-DR. w/SAB 3759 Heavy 5 5 4 4
Lincoln LS 4-DR. w/SAB 3662 Heavy 5 4 4 5

NT = Not Tested
TBT = To Be Tested
UR = Under Review
SUV = Sport Utility Vehicle
SAB = Side Air Bag