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Washington, D.C.


NHTSA 37-04
Tuesday, August 24, 2004
Contact: Rae Tyson
Telephone: (202) 366-9550

NHTSA Releases List of Model Year 2005 Vehicles to be Rated for Safety

The U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) today released a list of the model year 2005 vehicles that will be rated for safety.  These ratings will provide consumers important safety information and will assist them in their vehicle purchasing decisions.

In addition to these vehicles being rated by the agency, many vehicles are incorporated on NHTSA's list as carry-over models -- vehicles whose structural and safety features have remained unaltered from the previous year. Also, many vehicles are corporate twins of the vehicles to be rated -- those with the same structure and the same airbag/belt interaction.

For model year 2005, NHTSA has selected 74 vehicles to be evaluated in the frontal and side crash test program and 43 in the rollover program. A total of 31 passenger cars, 23 sport utility vehicles, 10 vans, and 10 pickups will be subjected to frontal and side crash safety tests. Forty vehicles will be rated for frontal impact and 34 for side impact safety. These new ratings, coupled with existing ratings for carry-over vehicles and corporate twins, will provide frontal and side impact safety information for approximately 84 percent and 69 percent, respectively, of the U.S. passenger vehicle fleet for model year 2005.

Many of the 43 models being rated in the rollover program also will be rated in frontal or side impact tests. In total, 21 passenger cars, 13 sport utility vehicles, five vans, and four pickups will be rated for rollover. Additionally, 11 of the sport utility vehicles and four of the pickups will be tested in both the 4x4 and the 4x2 mode. The integration of the rollover results with the carry-over data will offer safety information for approximately 73 percent of the model year 2005 U.S. passenger vehicle fleet.

Safety ratings for previous model years, as well as additional information on the government safety ratings program, can be obtained by visiting the web site at or by calling NHTSA's toll-free Auto Safety Hotline, (800) 424-9393.


The list of vehicles to be rated follows.

2005 Frontal, Side and Rollover NCAP Vehicles Selected for NCAP Tests and Carry-over Vehicles
Make Model Body Style Frontal Side Rollover
Acura MDX SUV Yes Co Yes
Acura RSX 2-dr Co Co Co
Acura TL 4-dr Co Co Co
Acura TSX 4-dr Co Co Co
Audi A4/S4 4-dr Co Co Co
Audi TT 2-dr   Co Co
BMW 3-Series 4-dr Co Co Co
BMW X5 SUV Co Co  
BMW Z4 roadster Conv Co Co Co
Buick Century 4-dr Co Co Co
Buick Lacrosse 4-dr Yes Yes Yes
Buick LeSabre 4-dr Co Co Co
Buick Park Ave 4-dr Co Co Co
Buick Rendezvous SUV Yes Co  
Cadillac CTS 4-dr   Co Co
Cadillac Deville 4-dr Co Co Co
Cadillac SRX 4-dr Co Co Yes
Chevrolet Astro Van Co Co  
Chevrolet Avalanche SUV Co N/A Yes
Chevrolet Aveo 4-dr Co Co Co
Chevrolet Blazer SUV Co Co  
Chevrolet Cavalier 2-dr Co Co Co
Chevrolet Cavalier 4-dr Co Co Co
Chevrolet Classic 4-dr Co Co Co
Chevrolet Cobalt 4-dr Yes Yes Yes
Chevrolet Colorado 4dr PU Co Co Yes
Chevrolet Colorado PU Yes Yes
Chevrolet Equinox SUV Yes Yes Yes
Chevrolet Express Van Yes N/A  
Chevrolet Impala 4-dr Co Co Co
Chevrolet Malibu 4-dr Co Yes Co
Chevrolet Monte Carlo 2-dr Co Co Co
Chevrolet Silverado 4-dr PU Yes N/A Co
Chevrolet Silverado PU Co N/A Co
Chevrolet Suburban SUV Co N/A Yes
Chevrolet Tahoe SUV Co N/A Co
Chevrolet TrailBlazer SUV Yes Co Co
Chevrolet Uplander SUV Yes Yes  
Chevrolet Venture SUV Co Co  
Chrysler 300 4-dr Yes Yes Yes
Chrysler Crossfire 2-dr Co Co Yes
Chrysler Pacifica SUV Co Co Co
Chrysler PT Cruiser Van Co Co Yes 
Dodge Caravan Van Yes Yes  
Dodge Dakota PU Yes Yes


Dodge Dakota Quad Cab 4-dr PU Yes N/A
Dodge Durango SUV Co N/A Co
Dodge Grand Caravan Van Yes Yes Yes
Dodge Neon 4-dr Co Co Co
Dodge Ram 1500 PU Yes N/A Yes
Dodge Ram 1500 Quad Cab 4-dr PU Co N/A
Dodge Stratus 2-dr Co Co Co
Dodge Stratus 4-dr Co Yes Co
Ford 500 4-dr Yes Yes Yes
Ford Crown Victoria 4-dr Co Co Co
Ford Econoline Van Yes N/A Yes
Ford Escape SUV Yes Co  Yes
Ford Excursion SUV N/A N/A  
Ford Expedition SUV Co N/A  
Ford Explorer SUV Co Co  
Ford Explorer Sport Trac SUV     Co
Ford F-150 4-dr PU Co N/A Co
Ford F-150 PU Co N/A Co
Ford Focus 2-dr Co Yes Co
Ford Focus 4-dr Co Co Co
Ford Freestar Van Co Co Yes
Ford Freestyle SUV Yes Yes Yes
Ford Mustang 2-dr Yes Yes Yes
Ford Ranger PU Co Co Yes
Ford Taurus 4-dr Co Co Co
Ford Thunderbird Conv Co Co Co
Honda Accord 2-dr Co Co Co
Honda Accord 4-dr Co Co Co
Honda Accord Hybrid 4-dr Co Co Yes
Honda Civic 2-dr Co Co Co
Honda Civic 4-dr Co Co Co
Honda CR-V SUV Co Co Yes
Honda Element SUV Co Yes  
Honda Insight 2-dr Co Co Co
Honda Odyssey Van Yes Yes Yes
Honda Pilot SUV Co Co Co
Honda S2000 Conv Co Co Co
Hyundai Accent 2-dr Co Co Yes
Hyundai Accent 4-dr Co Co Co
Hyundai Elantra 4-dr Co Co Yes
Hyundai Santa Fe SUV Yes Yes Yes
Hyundai Sonata 4-dr Co Co Co
Hyundai Tiburon 2-dr Co Co Co
Hyundai XG 350 4-dr Co Co Co
Infiniti FX35/45 SUV Co Co  
Jaguar S-TYPE 4-dr   Co Co
Jaguar X-TYPE 4-dr   Co Co
Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV Yes Yes Yes
Jeep Liberty SUV Yes Co Co
Jeep Wrangler SUV Co N/A Yes
Kia Amanti 4-dr     Co
Kia Optima 4-dr Co Co Co
Kia Rio 4-dr Co Co Co
Kia Sedona Van Co Co Yes
Kia Sorento SUV Yes Co  
Kia Spectra 4-dr Co Co Yes
Lexus ES330 4-dr   Co Co
Lexus IS300 4-dr   Co Co
Lincoln LS 4-dr Co Co Co
Lincoln Navigator SUV Co N/A Yes
Mazda Mazda3 4-dr Co Co Co
Mazda Mazda6 4-dr Co Co Yes
Mazda MPV Van Co Co  
Mazda MX-5 Miata Conv Co Co Co
Mazda RX-8 4-dr Co Co Co
Mercedes-Benz C230 2-dr     Co
Mercedes-Benz C230 4-dr Co Co Co
Mercedes-Benz C240 4-dr Co Co Co
Mercedes-Benz C320 2-dr     Co
Mercedes-Benz C320 4-dr Co Co Co
Mercedes-Benz E320 4-dr Co Co Co
Mercedes-Benz E500 4-dr Co Co Co
MINI MINI Cooper 2-dr     Co
Mitsubishi Eclipse 2-dr Co Co Co
Mitsubishi Endeavor SUV Co Co  
Mitsubishi Galant 4-dr Co Yes Yes
Mitsubishi Lancer 4-dr Co Co Co
Nissan 350Z 2-dr   Co Co
Nissan Altima 4-dr Yes Yes Co
Nissan Maxima 4-dr Yes Yes Co
Nissan Murano SUV Yes Yes Co
Nissan Pathfinder SUV Yes Yes Yes
Nissan Quest Van Co Co Co
Nissan Sentra 4-dr Co Co Co
Nissan Titan Crew Cab 4-dr PU Yes N/A  
Nissan Xterra SUV Yes Yes  
Pontiac G6 4-dr Yes Yes Yes
Pontiac Grand Am 2-dr Co Co Co
Pontiac Grand Am 4-dr Co Co Co
Pontiac Grand Prix 4-dr Co Co Co
Saab 9-5 4-dr Co Co Co
Saturn Ion 2-dr Co Co  
Saturn Ion 4-dr Co Yes Co
Saturn L Series 4-dr Co Co Co
Saturn VUE SUV Co Co Co
Subaru Forester SW Co Co Yes
Subaru Outback 4-dr Yes Yes Yes
Suzuki Forenza 4-dr     Co
Suzuki Grand Vitara SUV Co Co  
Toyota 4Runner SUV Co Co Co
Toyota Avalon 4-dr Yes Yes Co
Toyota Camry 4-dr Yes Co Co
Toyota Camry Solara 2-dr   Co Co
Toyota Celica 2-dr Co Co Co
Toyota Corolla 4-dr Yes Yes Co
Toyota Corolla Matrix SW Yes Yes Co
Toyota Echo 4-dr Co Co Co
Toyota Highlander SUV Co Co Yes
Toyota Prius 4-dr Co Co Co
Toyota RAV4 SUV Co Co  
Toyota Scion xA 4-dr Co Co Yes
Toyota Sienna Van Yes Yes Co
Toyota Tacoma PU Yes Yes Co
Toyota Tundra PU   Co  
Volkswagen Golf 4-dr Co Co Yes
Volkswagen Jetta 4-dr Co Yes Yes
Volkswagen New Beetle 2-dr Co Co Co
Volkswagen Passat 4-dr Co Co Co
Volkswagen Touareg SUV Co Co  
Volvo S40 4-dr Co Co Yes
Volvo S60 4-dr Co Co Co
Volvo S80 4-dr Co Co Co
Volvo XC90 SUV   Co Co

Co = Carry-over results from previous model year
Yes = NCAP Test will be conducted on this MY2005 vehicle or its corporate twin
N/A = Not covered by FMVSS No. 214 - Side Impact Protection
SUV = Sport Utility Vehicle
PU = Pickup Truck
Conv = convertible

Blank spaces in the chart indicate test not to be conducted for that specific MY2005 vehicle and carry-over test results not applicable.


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