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NHTSA 10-04
Thursday, March 11, 2004
Contact: Rae Tyson
Telephone: (202) 366-9550

New Pickup Crash Test Results on SaferCar.Gov Web Site

The U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) today posted New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) crash results for all model year 2004 pickups on the agency's World Wide Web site: . The redesigned Ford F-150 is the only 2004 pickup to earn the government's top rating of five stars for both the driver and right front passenger in the frontal crash.

New 2004 frontal impact ratings for pickups and four door vehicles are provided for the Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab 4x2 four-door pickup, Ford F-150 4x2 regular cab pickup, Ford F-150 4x4 regular cab pickup, Ford F-150 Super Crew 4x2 four-door pickup, Ford F-150 Super Crew 4x4 four-door pickup, Ford F-150 Supercab 4x2 extended cab pickup, Ford F-150 Supercab 4x4 extended cab pickup, and the GMC Canyon Crew Cab 4x2 four-door pickup.

New 2004 side impact ratings for pickups are provided for the Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab 4x2 four-door pickup and GMC Canyon Crew Cab 4x2 four-door pickup.

Results from previously tested 2004 pickups also are available at . The redesigned Ford F-150 is the only 2004 pickup to earn the government's top rating of five stars for both the driver and right front passenger in the frontal crash.

New 2004 frontal impact ratings for pickups and four door vehicles are provided for the Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab 4x2 four-door pickup, Ford F-150 4x2 regular cab pickup, Ford F-150 4x4 regular cab pickup, Ford F-150 Super Crew 4x2 four-door pickup, Ford F-150 Super Crew 4x4 four-door pickup, Ford F-150 Supercab 4x2 extended cab pickup, Ford F-150 Supercab 4x4 extended cab pickup, and the GMC Canyon Crew Cab 4x2 four-door pickup.

New 2004 side impact ratings for pickups are provided for the Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab 4x2 four-door pickup and GMC Canyon Crew Cab 4x2 four-door pickup.

Results from previously tested 2004 pickups also are available at . The redesigned Ford F-150 is the only 2004 pickup to earn the government's top rating of five stars for both the driver and right front passenger in the frontal crash.

New 2004 frontal impact ratings for pickups and four door vehicles are provided for the Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab 4x2 four-door pickup, Ford F-150 4x2 regular cab pickup, Ford F-150 4x4 regular cab pickup, Ford F-150 Super Crew 4x2 four-door pickup, Ford F-150 Super Crew 4x4 four-door pickup, Ford F-150 Supercab 4x2 extended cab pickup, Ford F-150 Supercab 4x4 extended cab pickup, and the GMC Canyon Crew Cab 4x2 four-door pickup.

New 2004 side impact ratings for pickups are provided for the Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab 4x2 four-door pickup and GMC Canyon Crew Cab 4x2 four-door pickup.

Results from previously tested 2004 pickups also are available at . The redesigned Ford F-150 is the only 2004 pickup to earn the government's top rating of five stars for both the driver and right front passenger in the frontal crash.

New 2004 frontal impact ratings for pickups and four door vehicles are provided for the Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab 4x2 four-door pickup, Ford F-150 4x2 regular cab pickup, Ford F-150 4x4 regular cab pickup, Ford F-150 Super Crew 4x2 four-door pickup, Ford F-150 Super Crew 4x4 four-door pickup, Ford F-150 Supercab 4x2 extended cab pickup, Ford F-150 Supercab 4x4 extended cab pickup, and the GMC Canyon Crew Cab 4x2 four-door pickup.

New 2004 side impact ratings for pickups are provided for the Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab 4x2 four-door pickup and GMC Canyon Crew Cab 4x2 four-door pickup.

Results from previously tested 2004 pickups also are available at http://www.nhtsa.gov/exit.cfm?link=http://www.safercar.gov/.

Additionally, other scores being posted today are for the Nissan Quest van. This vehicle earned the top rating of five stars for side impact. On Jan. 6, 2004, the Nissan Quest received five stars for both the driver and right front passenger in the frontal crash.

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 also available at http://www.nhtsa.gov/exit.cfm?link=http://www.safercar.gov/.


2004 Crash Test Results
Make and Model Carryover Curb
Weight
(lbs)
Class Size Frontal
Driver
Frontal
Passenger
Side
Driver
Side Rear
Passenger
Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab 4-DR. 4x2   4023 Pickup 4 4 4 5
Chevrolet Silverado Extended Cab 4x2 Co 4574 Pickup 4 3 NT NT
Chevrolet Silverado Regular Cab 4x2 Co 4574 Pickup 4 3 NT NT
Dodge Dakota Club Cab 4x2 Co 3876 Pickup 3 5 5 STS
Dodge Dakota Quad Cab 4x2 Co 4196 Pickup 4 4 5 5
Dodge Ram 1500 Quad Cab 4x2 Co 4928 Pickup 4 5 NT NT
Ford F-150 Heritage Regular Cab 4x2 Co 4388 Pickup 4 5 5 NS
Ford F-150 Heritage Regular Cab 4x4 Co 4388 Pickup 4 5 NT NT
Ford F-150 Heritage Super Cab 4x2 Co 4388 Pickup 4 5 5 5
Ford F-150 Heritage Super Cab 4x4 Co 4388 Pickup 4 5 NT NT
Ford F-150 Regular Cab 4x2   5164 Pickup 5 5 NT NT
Ford F-150 Regular Cab 4x4   5164 Pickup 5 5 NT NT
Ford F-150 Supercab 4x2   5164 Pickup 5 5 NT NT
Ford F-150 Supercab 4x4   5164 Pickup 5 5 NT NT
Ford F-150 Super Crew 4-DR. 4x2   5242 Pickup 5 5 NT NT
Ford F-150 Super Crew 4-DR. 4x4   5242 Pickup 5 5 NT NT
Ford Ranger 2-DR 4x2 Co 3111 Pickup 4 4 5 NS
Ford Ranger Extended Cab 4x2 Co 3419 Pickup 4 4 4 STS
GMC Canyon Crew Cab 4-DR. 4x2   4023 Pickup 4 4 4 5
GMC Sierra Extended Cab 4x2 Co 4574 Pickup 4 3 NT NT
GMC Sierra Regular Cab 4x2 Co 4574 Pickup 4 3 NT NT
Mazda B-Series Extended Cab 4x2 Co 3419 Pickup 4 4 4 STS
Mazda B-Series Regular Cab 4x2 Co 3111 Pickup 4 4 5 NS
Nissan Frontier Crew Cab 4-DR 4x2 Co 3780 Pickup 4 4 5 5
Nissan Frontier King Cab 4-DR 4x2 Co 3229 Pickup 4 4 4 NS
Toyota Tacoma Double Cab 4x2 Co 3608 Pickup 4 4 5 5
Toyota Tacoma Extended Cab 4x2 Co 2910 Pickup 3 4 3* STS
Toyota Tundra Access Cab 4x2 Co 4262 Pickup 4 4 5 STS
Nissan Quest w/SAB   4284 Van 5 5 5 5

NT = Not Tested
TBT = To Be Tested
STS = Seat Too Small
NS = No Seat
* = High Likelihood of Pelvic Injury
Co = Carryover from previous model year
SAB = Side Air Bags

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