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

Apr 13, 2001, 01:00 ET from U.S. Department of Transportation

    WASHINGTON, April 13 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Highway Traffic Safety
 Administration's (NHTSA) latest rollover resistance ratings and crash test
 results for 2001 model year vehicles are now available on the agency's World
 Wide Web site:  http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov .
     For rollover resistance, the Chrysler Sebring four-dour, Dodge Neon four-
 door, Dodge Stratus four-door, Plymouth Neon four-door, Toyota Echo four-door,
 Dodge Durango 4x2 four-door utility, Honda CR-V 4x4 four-door utility, Toyota
 RAV4 4x2 four-door utility, Toyota RAV4 4x4 four-door utility, Toyota 4Runner
 4x2 four-door utility, Dodge Ram 4x4 extended cab pickup, Ford Ranger 4x2
 extended cab pickup, Ford Ranger 4x4 extended cab pickup, Mazda B-series 4x2
 extended cab pickup, Mazda B-series 4x4 extended cab pickup, Toyota Tacoma 4x4
 extended cab pickup, Toyota Tundra 4x4 extended cab pickup are rated.
     For frontal impact, the Dodge Stratus two-door, Chrysler Sebring two-door,
 Daewoo Leganza four-door, Kia Sephia four-door, Toyota Prius four-door, Ford
 Escape 4x4 four-door utility, Mazda Tribute 4x4 four-door utility, Nissan
 Frontier 4x2 four-door pickup, Chevrolet Venture van, Ford Windstar van, and
 the Oldsmobile Silhoutte van are rated.
     For side impact, the Audi TT convertible, Chrysler Sebring convertible,
 Mazda MX-5 Miata convertible, Honda Civic two-door, Buick Century four-door,
 Buick Regal four-door, Chevrolet Impala four-door with side air bags, Chrysler
 Sebring four-door, Dodge Stratus four-door, and the Kia Rio four-door are
 rated.
     For rollover resistance, frontal impact, and side impact, 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
 crash 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 2001
 vehicles, is available by calling the NHTSA Office of Public and Consumer
 Affairs, 202-366-9550; the Auto Safety Hotline, 888-DASH-2-DOT (888-327-4236);
 or by writing to NHTSA Public Affairs, Room 5232, 400 Seventh St., S.W.,
 Washington, D.C. 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.
 
                New Rollover Ratings and New Crash Test Results
 
     Make and Model               Class Size          Frontal         Frontal
                                                      Driver         Passenger
 
     Audi TT 2-DR.                  Medium           No Test           No Test
 
     Buick Century 4-DR.            Medium              4                 3
 
     Buick Regal 4-DR               Medium              4                 3
     Chevrolet Impala 4-DR          Medium              5                 5
     Chevrolet Venture              Van                 4                 4
     Chrysler Sebring 2-DR.         Medium              4                 4
     Chrysler Sebring Convertible   Medium              3                 3
     Chrysler Sebring 4-DR.         Medium              5                 5
     Daewoo Leganza 4-DR.           Medium              3                 3
     Dodge Durango 4-DR 4x2         SUV              No Test           No Test
     Dodge Neon 4-DR                Compact             4                 4
     Dodge Stratus 2-DR             Medium              4                 4
     Dodge Stratus 4-DR             Medium              5                 5
     Dodge Ram ExCab 4x4            Pickup           No Test           No Test
     Ford Escape 4-DR. 4x4          SUV                 5                 4
     Ford Windstar                  Van                 5                 5
     Ford Windstar                  Van                 5                 5
     Ford Ranger ExCab 4x2          Pickup              4                 4
     Ford Ranger ExCab 4x4          Pickup           No Test           No Test
     Honda Civic 2-DR               Compact             5                 5
     Honda CR-V 4-DR. 4x4           SUV                 4                 5
     Kia Rio 4-DR.                  Light            No Test           No Test
     Kia Sephia 4-DR.               Compact             4                 5
     Mazda B-Series ExCab 4x2       Pickup              4                 4
     Mazda B-Series ExCab 4x4       Pickup           No Test           No Test
     Madza Miata Convertible        Light               4                 5
     Mazda Tribute 4-DR. 4x4        SUV                 5                 4
     Nissan Frontier 4-DR. 4x2      Pickup              4                 5
     Oldsmobile Silhouette          Van                 4                 4
     Plymouth Neon 4-DR             Compact             4                 4
     Toyota 4Runner 4-DR. 4x2       SUV              No Test           No Test
     Toyota Echo 4-DR.              Light               4                 4
     Toyota Prius 4-DR.             Compact             3                 4
     Toyota RAV4 4-DR. 4x2          SUV              No Test           No Test
     Toyota RAV4 4-DR. 4x4          SUV                 4                 4
     Toyota Tacoma ExCab 4x4        Pickup           No Test           No Test
     Toyota Tundra ExCab 4x4        Pickup           No Test           No Test
 
 
     Make and Model               Side          Side         Rollover    Side
                                 Driver       Passenger       Rating     Air
                                                                         Bag
 
     Audi TT 2-DR.                  5          No Seat      Not Rated     Yes
     Buick Century 4-DR.            3             3         Not Rated     Yes
     Buick Regal 4-DR               3             3         Not Rated     Yes
     Chevrolet Impala 4-DR          4             4         Not Rated     Yes
     Chevrolet Venture              5             4             3         Yes
     Chrysler Sebring 2-DR.         3             5         Not Rated
     Chrysler Sebring Convertible   3             4         Not Rated
     Chrysler Sebring 4-DR.         3             3             5
     Daewoo Leganza 4-DR.           4             3         Not Rated
     Dodge Durango 4-DR 4x2      No Test       No Test          3
     Dodge Neon 4-DR                3             3             4
     Dodge Stratus 2-DR             3             5         Not Rated
     Dodge Stratus 4-DR             3             3             5
     Dodge Ram ExCab 4x4         No Test       No Test          3
     Ford Escape 4-DR. 4x4          5             5             3
     Ford Windstar                  4             4             4
     Ford Windstar                  5             5             4         Yes
     Ford Ranger ExCab 4x2          4       Seat Too Small      3
     Ford Ranger ExCab 4x4       No Test       No Test          2
     Honda Civic 2-DR               3             4         Not Rated
     Honda CR-V 4-DR. 4x4           5             5             3
     Kia Rio 4-DR.                  3             3         Not Rated
     Kia Sephia 4-DR.               3             4         Not Rated
     Mazda B-Series ExCab 4x2       4       Seat Too Small      3
     Mazda B-Series ExCab 4x4    No Test       No Test          2
     Madza Miata Convertible        3          No Seat      Not Rated
     Mazda Tribute 4-DR. 4x4        5             5             3
     Nissan Frontier 4-DR. 4x2      5             5         Not Rated
     Oldsmobile Silhouette          5             4             3         Yes
     Plymouth Neon 4-DR             3             3             4
     Toyota 4Runner 4-DR. 4x2    No Test        NoTest          2
     Toyota Echo 4-DR.              3             4             4
     Toyota Prius 4-DR.          No Test       No Test      Not Rated
     Toyota RAV4 4-DR. 4x2       No Test        NoTest          3
     Toyota RAV4 4-DR. 4x4       No Test       No Test          3
     Toyota Tacoma ExCab 4x4     No Test       No Test          2
     Toyota Tundra ExCab 4x4     No Test       No Test          3
 
 

SOURCE U.S. Department of Transportation
    WASHINGTON, April 13 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Highway Traffic Safety
 Administration's (NHTSA) latest rollover resistance ratings and crash test
 results for 2001 model year vehicles are now available on the agency's World
 Wide Web site:  http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov .
     For rollover resistance, the Chrysler Sebring four-dour, Dodge Neon four-
 door, Dodge Stratus four-door, Plymouth Neon four-door, Toyota Echo four-door,
 Dodge Durango 4x2 four-door utility, Honda CR-V 4x4 four-door utility, Toyota
 RAV4 4x2 four-door utility, Toyota RAV4 4x4 four-door utility, Toyota 4Runner
 4x2 four-door utility, Dodge Ram 4x4 extended cab pickup, Ford Ranger 4x2
 extended cab pickup, Ford Ranger 4x4 extended cab pickup, Mazda B-series 4x2
 extended cab pickup, Mazda B-series 4x4 extended cab pickup, Toyota Tacoma 4x4
 extended cab pickup, Toyota Tundra 4x4 extended cab pickup are rated.
     For frontal impact, the Dodge Stratus two-door, Chrysler Sebring two-door,
 Daewoo Leganza four-door, Kia Sephia four-door, Toyota Prius four-door, Ford
 Escape 4x4 four-door utility, Mazda Tribute 4x4 four-door utility, Nissan
 Frontier 4x2 four-door pickup, Chevrolet Venture van, Ford Windstar van, and
 the Oldsmobile Silhoutte van are rated.
     For side impact, the Audi TT convertible, Chrysler Sebring convertible,
 Mazda MX-5 Miata convertible, Honda Civic two-door, Buick Century four-door,
 Buick Regal four-door, Chevrolet Impala four-door with side air bags, Chrysler
 Sebring four-door, Dodge Stratus four-door, and the Kia Rio four-door are
 rated.
     For rollover resistance, frontal impact, and side impact, 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
 crash 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 2001
 vehicles, is available by calling the NHTSA Office of Public and Consumer
 Affairs, 202-366-9550; the Auto Safety Hotline, 888-DASH-2-DOT (888-327-4236);
 or by writing to NHTSA Public Affairs, Room 5232, 400 Seventh St., S.W.,
 Washington, D.C. 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.
 
                New Rollover Ratings and New Crash Test Results
 
     Make and Model               Class Size          Frontal         Frontal
                                                      Driver         Passenger
 
     Audi TT 2-DR.                  Medium           No Test           No Test
 
     Buick Century 4-DR.            Medium              4                 3
 
     Buick Regal 4-DR               Medium              4                 3
     Chevrolet Impala 4-DR          Medium              5                 5
     Chevrolet Venture              Van                 4                 4
     Chrysler Sebring 2-DR.         Medium              4                 4
     Chrysler Sebring Convertible   Medium              3                 3
     Chrysler Sebring 4-DR.         Medium              5                 5
     Daewoo Leganza 4-DR.           Medium              3                 3
     Dodge Durango 4-DR 4x2         SUV              No Test           No Test
     Dodge Neon 4-DR                Compact             4                 4
     Dodge Stratus 2-DR             Medium              4                 4
     Dodge Stratus 4-DR             Medium              5                 5
     Dodge Ram ExCab 4x4            Pickup           No Test           No Test
     Ford Escape 4-DR. 4x4          SUV                 5                 4
     Ford Windstar                  Van                 5                 5
     Ford Windstar                  Van                 5                 5
     Ford Ranger ExCab 4x2          Pickup              4                 4
     Ford Ranger ExCab 4x4          Pickup           No Test           No Test
     Honda Civic 2-DR               Compact             5                 5
     Honda CR-V 4-DR. 4x4           SUV                 4                 5
     Kia Rio 4-DR.                  Light            No Test           No Test
     Kia Sephia 4-DR.               Compact             4                 5
     Mazda B-Series ExCab 4x2       Pickup              4                 4
     Mazda B-Series ExCab 4x4       Pickup           No Test           No Test
     Madza Miata Convertible        Light               4                 5
     Mazda Tribute 4-DR. 4x4        SUV                 5                 4
     Nissan Frontier 4-DR. 4x2      Pickup              4                 5
     Oldsmobile Silhouette          Van                 4                 4
     Plymouth Neon 4-DR             Compact             4                 4
     Toyota 4Runner 4-DR. 4x2       SUV              No Test           No Test
     Toyota Echo 4-DR.              Light               4                 4
     Toyota Prius 4-DR.             Compact             3                 4
     Toyota RAV4 4-DR. 4x2          SUV              No Test           No Test
     Toyota RAV4 4-DR. 4x4          SUV                 4                 4
     Toyota Tacoma ExCab 4x4        Pickup           No Test           No Test
     Toyota Tundra ExCab 4x4        Pickup           No Test           No Test
 
 
     Make and Model               Side          Side         Rollover    Side
                                 Driver       Passenger       Rating     Air
                                                                         Bag
 
     Audi TT 2-DR.                  5          No Seat      Not Rated     Yes
     Buick Century 4-DR.            3             3         Not Rated     Yes
     Buick Regal 4-DR               3             3         Not Rated     Yes
     Chevrolet Impala 4-DR          4             4         Not Rated     Yes
     Chevrolet Venture              5             4             3         Yes
     Chrysler Sebring 2-DR.         3             5         Not Rated
     Chrysler Sebring Convertible   3             4         Not Rated
     Chrysler Sebring 4-DR.         3             3             5
     Daewoo Leganza 4-DR.           4             3         Not Rated
     Dodge Durango 4-DR 4x2      No Test       No Test          3
     Dodge Neon 4-DR                3             3             4
     Dodge Stratus 2-DR             3             5         Not Rated
     Dodge Stratus 4-DR             3             3             5
     Dodge Ram ExCab 4x4         No Test       No Test          3
     Ford Escape 4-DR. 4x4          5             5             3
     Ford Windstar                  4             4             4
     Ford Windstar                  5             5             4         Yes
     Ford Ranger ExCab 4x2          4       Seat Too Small      3
     Ford Ranger ExCab 4x4       No Test       No Test          2
     Honda Civic 2-DR               3             4         Not Rated
     Honda CR-V 4-DR. 4x4           5             5             3
     Kia Rio 4-DR.                  3             3         Not Rated
     Kia Sephia 4-DR.               3             4         Not Rated
     Mazda B-Series ExCab 4x2       4       Seat Too Small      3
     Mazda B-Series ExCab 4x4    No Test       No Test          2
     Madza Miata Convertible        3          No Seat      Not Rated
     Mazda Tribute 4-DR. 4x4        5             5             3
     Nissan Frontier 4-DR. 4x2      5             5         Not Rated
     Oldsmobile Silhouette          5             4             3         Yes
     Plymouth Neon 4-DR             3             3             4
     Toyota 4Runner 4-DR. 4x2    No Test        NoTest          2
     Toyota Echo 4-DR.              3             4             4
     Toyota Prius 4-DR.          No Test       No Test      Not Rated
     Toyota RAV4 4-DR. 4x2       No Test        NoTest          3
     Toyota RAV4 4-DR. 4x4       No Test       No Test          3
     Toyota Tacoma ExCab 4x4     No Test       No Test          2
     Toyota Tundra ExCab 4x4     No Test       No Test          3
 
 SOURCE  U.S. Department of Transportation