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New Rollover Ratings, Crash Test Results Available on NHTSA's World Wide Web Site
NHTSA 29-02
Thursday, April 18, 2002
Contact: Tim Hurd
Tel. No. (202) 366-9550

 

New Rollover Ratings, Crash Test Results
Available on NHTSA's World Wide Web Site

The U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA) latest rollover resistance ratings and crash test results are now available on the agency's World Wide Web site: http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/NCAP/BASC2002/. This information is for 2002 model year vehicles.

Rated for rollover resistance are the Acura RSX two-door hatchback, Chevrolet Malibu four-door sedan, Chrysler 300M four-door sedan, Daewoo Nubira four-door sedan, Ford Focus two-door, Ford Thunderbird Convertible, Kia Rio Cino four-door wagon, Lexus ES300 four-door sedan, Toyota Avalon four-door sedan, Toyota Camry four-door sedan, Buick Rendezvous 4x2 four-door utility, Buick Rendezvous 4x4 four-door utility, Chevrolet Blazer 4x2 two-door utility, Chevrolet Blazer 4x4 two-door utility, Ford Explorer Sport 4x2 two-door utility, Ford Explorer Sport 4x4 two-door utility, Hyundai Santa Fe 4x2 four-door utility, Hyundai Santa Fe 4x4 four-door utility, Isuzu Axiom 4x2 four-door utility, Isuzu Axiom 4x4 four-door utility, Toyota Sequoia 4x2 four-door utility, Ford Ranger 4x2 pickup, Ford Ranger 4x4 pickup, Mazda B-Series 4x2 pickup, Mazda B-Series 4x4 pickup and the Kia Sedona van.

Rated for frontal impact are the Ford Focus two-door, Lexus ES300 four-door sedan, Mitsubishi Eclipse two-door, Toyota Avalon four-door sedan, Buick Rendezvous 4x4 four-door utility, Honda CR-V 4x4 four-door utility, Jeep Liberty 4x4 four-door utility, Toyota Sequoia 4x4 four-door utility, Toyota Tundra 4x2 four-door pickup.

Rated for side impact are the Audi A4 four-door sedan, Ford Thunderbird Convertible, Nissan Altima four-door sedan, Buick Rendezvous 4x4 four-door utility, Honda CR-V 4x4 four-door utility, Honda CR-V 4x4 four-door utility with side air bags, Isuzu Axiom 4x4 four-door utility, and the Honda Odyssey Van.

Beginning with release of today's data, NHTSA is specifically noting safety concerns that arise as a result of its New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) tests and that are not reflected in the dummy measurements used to calculate star ratings. In today's and future advisories, NHTSA will identify the vehicles that have such safety concerns.

During the side impact test of the Buick Rendezvous, the driver's door unlatched and opened. The Rendezvous is equipped with standard automatic door locks, but NHTSA test protocol requires that the doors be unlocked. A General Motors test showed that the door remained closed under similar test conditions when the automatic door locks are activated. A door opening during a side impact crash increases the likelihood of occupant ejection.

The New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) reports rollover resistance ratings and crash test results in a range of one to five stars, with five stars showing the best safety protection for vehicles. Frontal tests should be compared only within the same weight class.

A fact sheet, containing explanatory information and tables showing NCAP rollover resistance ratings and crash tests results for model year 2002 vehicles, can be obtained by calling the NHTSA Office of Public and Consumer Affairs, 202?366?9550; the Auto Safety Hotline, 1?888?327?4236; or by writing to NHTSA Public Affairs, Room 5232, 400 Seventh St., S.W., Washington, DC. 20590. The rollover resistance ratings and crash test information is available at NHTSA's web site by clicking on "Crash Tests" under "Popular Information" in the index on the left side of the screen.

 

NHTSA Rollover Ratings and Crash Test Results


Make and Model

Size Class

Curb

Frontal

Frontal

Side

Side

Rollover

Weight (lbs)

Driver

Passenger

Driver

Passenger

Rating

Acura RSX 2-DR. w/SAB

Medium

2776

TBT

TBT

TBT

TBT

4

Audi A4 4-DR. w/SAB

Medium

3420

TBT

TBT

5

4

TBR

Buick Rendezvous 4-DR. 4x2 w/SAB

SUV

3925

No Test

No Test

No Test

No Test

3

Buick Rendezvous 4-DR. 4x4 w/SAB

SUV

4106

3

3

5*

5

3

Chevrolet Blazer 2-DR. 4x2

SUV

3716

No Test

No Test

No Test

No Test

1

Chevrolet Blazer 2-DR. 4x4

SUV

4182

3

4

No Test

No Test

2

Chevrolet Malibu 4-DR.

Medium

3054

4

4

3

4

4

Chrysler 300M 4-DR.

Heavy

3598

3#

4

No Test

No Test

4

Daewoo Nubira 4 DR.

Light

2795

TBT

TBT

TBT

TBT

4

Ford Explorer Sport 2-DR 4x2

SUV

3818

No Test

No Test

No Test

No Test

2

Ford Explorer Sport 2-DR 4x4

SUV

4023

TBT

TBT

TBT

TBT

2

Ford Focus 2-DR.

Compact

2630

4

4

4

1

4^

Ford Ranger 4x2

Pickup

3111

TBT

TBT

5

No Seat

3

Ford Ranger 4x4

Pickup

3544

No Test

No Test

No Test

No Test

2

Ford Thunderbird 2-DR Convertible

Heavy

3751

TBT

TBT

5

No Seat

5

Honda CR-V 4x4

SUV

3328

5

5

5

5

3

Honda CR-V 4x4 w/SAB

SUV

3328

5

5

5

5

3

Honda Odyssey Van

Van

4317

TBT

TBT

5

5

4

Hyundai Santa Fe 4-DR. 4x2

SUV

3694

No Test

No Test

No Test

No Test

3

Hyundai Santa Fe 4-DR. 4x4

SUV

3902

TBT

TBT

TBT

TBT

3

Isuzu Axiom 4-DR. 4x2

SUV

3916

No Test

No Test

No Test

No Test

3

Isuzu Axiom 4-DR. 4x4

SUV

4119

TBT

TBT

5

5

3

Jeep Liberty 4-DR. 4x4

SUV

4067

5

4

5

5

2

Kia Rio Cino 4-DR. Wagon

Light

2444

4

4

No Test

No Test

4

Kia Sedona Van

Van

4702

5

5

5

5

4

Lexus ES 300 4-DR. w/SAB

Medium

3456

5

5

5

4

4^

Mazda B-Series 2-DR. 4x2

Pickup

3111

TBT

TBT

5

No Seat

3

Mazda B-Series 2-DR. 4x4

Pickup

3544

No Test

No Test

No Test

No Test

2

Mitsubishi Eclipse 2-DR.  HB.

Compact

2948

4

4

5

No Seat

TBR

Nissan Altima 4-DR.

Medium

3083

TBT

TBT

3

4

TBR

Toyota Avalon 4-DR. w/SAB

Medium

3411

4

4

4

5

4^

Toyota Camry 4-DR.

Medium

3339

TBT

TBT

TBT

TBT

4^

Toyota Sequoia 4-DR. 4x2

SUV

5004

No Test

No Test

No Test

No Test

3!

Toyota Sequoia 4-DR. 4x4

SUV

5185

4

5

No Test

No Test

TBR

Toyota Tundra 4DR. 4x2

Pickup

4678

4

4

TBT

TBT

TBR

* If Door Unlocked, Increased Risk of Ejection
# High Likelihood of Thigh Injury
^  Electronic Stability Control Available
!   Electronic Stability Control Standard
TBT = To Be Tested
TBR = To Be Rated
SAB = Side Air Bag

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