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NHTSA 18-07
Friday, September 28, 2007
Contact: Rae Tyson
Telephone: (202) 366-9550

NHTSA Releases List of Model Year 2008 Vehicles For Crash and Rollover Testing

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced the 2008 model year vehicles that will undergo crash and rollover testing as part of the agency’s annual consumer safety ratings program.

A total of 30 passenger cars, 19 sport utility vehicles, two vans, and three pickups will undergo frontal and side crash testing. The agency will also rate 22 passenger cars, 20 sport utility vehicles, three vans and one pickup for rollover resistance.

Together with vehicles already rated, this new testing will provide consumers with frontal crash ratings for more than 88 percent of all 2008 models, side impact ratings for nearly 78 percent and rollover information for about 92 percent.

NHTSA uses a consumer-friendly rating system that makes it easy to compare the predicted safety performance of rated vehicles.

The ratings for the 2008 models, as well as for previous years, can also be found at www.safercar.gov, or by calling NHTSA's toll-free Vehicle Safety Hotline at (888) 327-4236.

The 2008 vehicles selected for frontal, side and rollover tests, including some carry-over and corporate twins:

 

Make

Model

Body

Frontal

Side

Rollover

BMW

5-Series

4-dr

Yes

Yes

Yes

BMW

MINI Cooper

2-dr

Yes

Yes

Yes

BMW

X5-Series

SUV

Yes

Yes

Yes

Cadillac

CTS

4-dr

Yes

Yes

Yes

Cadillac

SRX

SUV

C/O

C/O

Yes

Chevrolet

Express Passenger 1500

VAN

C/O

N/A

Yes

Chevrolet

Malibu

4-dr

Yes

Yes

Yes

Chevrolet

Malibu Hybrid

4-dr

a

a

Yes

Chevrolet

Tahoe Hybrid

SUV

C/O

a

Yes

Chrysler

Sebring

4-dr

C/O

Yes

C/O

Chrysler

Sebring

C

Yes

Yes

Yes

Dodge

Avenger

4-dr

Yes

Yes

Yes

Dodge

Charger

4-dr

C/O

Yes

C/O

Dodge

Dakota Quad

PU

Yes

C/O

C/O

Dodge

Grand Caravan

VAN

Yes

N/A

Yes

Dodge

Magnum

SUV

C/O

b

Yes

Dodge

Ram 1500

PU

Yes

N/A

C/O

Ford

Escape (produced on or after 6/6/07)

SUV

Yes

Yes

Yes

Ford

Escape Hybrid (produced on or after 6/6/07)

SUV

a

a

Yes

Ford

Expedition

SUV

C/O

Yes

C/O

Ford

Explorer

SUV

C/O

Yes

C/O

Ford

Focus

2-dr

Yes

Yes

C/O

Ford

Focus

4-dr

Yes

Yes

C/O

Ford

Mustang

2-dr

C/O

Yes

C/O

Ford

Mustang

C

Yes

Yes

C/O

Ford

Ranger

PU

C/O

C/O

Yes

Honda

Accord

2-dr

Yes

Yes

Yes

Honda

Accord

4-dr

Yes

Yes

Yes

Honda

Civic IMA

4-dr

C/O

C/O

Yes

Hyundai

Veracruz

SUV

Yes

Yes

Yes

Infiniti

EX35

SUV

Yes

Yes

Yes

Infiniti

G35

4-dr

Yes

Yes

Yes

Jeep

Commander

SUV

C/O

N/A

Yes

Jeep

Liberty

SUV

Yes

Yes

Yes

Lexus

IS250/350

4-dr

Yes

Yes

Yes

Lexus

RX350

SUV

Yes

Yes

Yes

Mercedes-Benz

C-Class

4-dr

Yes

Yes

Yes

Mitsubishi

Lancer

4-dr

Yes

Yes

Yes

Mitsubishi

Outlander

SUV

Yes

Yes

Yes

Nissan

350Z

2-dr

Yes

C/O

C/O

Nissan

350Z Roadster

C

Yes

Yes

C/O

Nissan

Altima

4-dr

C/O

Yes

C/O

Nissan

Altima Coupe

2-dr

Yes

Yes

Yes

Nissan

Altima Hybrid

4-dr

C/O

a

Yes

Nissan

Armada w/SAB

SUV

Yes

N/A

C/O

Nissan

Frontier King Cab

PU

Yes

C/O

C/O

Nissan

Pathfinder

SUV

Yes

C/O

C/O

Nissan

Quest

VAN

C/O

Yes

C/O

Nissan

Rogue

SUV

Yes

Yes

Yes

Nissan

Sentra

4-dr

C/O

Yes

C/O

Nissan

Versa

4-dr

C/O

Yes

C/O

Saturn

Aura Green Line Hybrid

4-dr

C/O

C/O

Yes

Saturn

Vue

SUV

Yes

Yes

Yes

Saturn

Vue Hybrid

SUV

a

a

Yes

Subaru

Impreza

4-dr

Yes

Yes

Yes

Suzuki

SX4

4-dr

Yes

Yes

Yes

Suzuki

XL7

SUV

Yes

Yes

C/O

Toyota

4Runner

SUV

C/O

Yes

C/O

Toyota

Camry HV

4-dr

C/O

C/O

Yes

Toyota

Camry Solara

2-dr

Yes

Yes

C/O

Toyota

FJ Cruiser

SUV

C/O

Yes

C/O

Toyota

Highlander

SUV

Yes

Yes

Yes

Toyota

Highlander HV

SUV

a

a

Yes

Toyota

Scion tC

2-dr

C/O

Yes

C/O

Toyota

Scion xB

SUV

Yes

Yes

Yes

Toyota

Scion xD

4-dr

Yes

Yes

Yes

Toyota

Sequoia

SUV

Yes

N/A

Yes

Toyota

Sienna

VAN

C/O

C/O

Yes

Toyota

Yaris Liftback

2-dr

Yes

Yes

Yes

Volvo

XC90

SUV

C/O

C/O

Yes

a - Rating will be based on non-hybrid version of vehicle, which will be tested; b – Rating based on a corporate twin — a vehicle with a different name but the same crash and rollover characteristics; C/O – Rating carries over from previous model year; Yes – Test to be rated; SUV = Sport Utility vehicle; C = Convertible;  PU = Pickup