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NHTSA Posts List of MY- 2012 Vehicles to be Rated Under 5-Star Safety Ratings Program

October 13, 2011

WASHINGTON – The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced the MY-2012 passenger vehicles it will test as part of its 5-star safety ratings program. NHTSA said its program will provide safety information on approximately 81 percent of model year 2012 passenger vehicles sold in the U.S., while rollover tests will provide information on 92 percent of the 2012 fleet.

NHTSA stated it will rate 74 vehicles for the 2012 model-year, including 42 passenger cars, 22 sport utility vehicles, two vans, and eight pickup trucks. The organization said it will conduct testing under its enhanced program, which NHTSA overhauled last year to include tougher crash tests and provide a single overall safety score for each vehicle.

In addition to overall safety ratings, NHTSA’s revamped testing program provides on the most effective “crash avoidance” technologies available in new model year vehicles.

NHTSA said it also started providing recommendations on effective crash-avoidance technologies. For the 2012 model year, NHTSA has identified 68 models with either lane departure warning (LDW), forward collision warning (FCW), or both. Of these equipped vehicles, 12 have LDW, 18 vehicles have FCW, and 38 vehicles have both. Since NHTSA began identifying vehicles equipped with these crash avoidance technologies in 2011, availability of these features has risen, up from the 45 vehicles offering these technologies as optional equipment last model year.

The list of vehicles to be tested is shown below: 

Passenger Cars 

MakeModelBody Style
AcuraTL4 DR
BMW328i4 DR
BuickRegal eAssist4 DR
CadillacCTS4 DR
ChevroletCamaro2 DR
ChevroletImpala4 DR
ChevroletSonic4 DR
Chrysler2004 DR
Chrysler3004 DR
CodaCoda4 DR
DodgeAvenger4 DR
DodgeCharger4 DR
Fiat5003 HB
FordFocus4 DR
FordFord Focus BEV4 DR
FordMustang2 DR
FordTransit Connect4 DR
HondaCivic2 DR
HondaCivic IMA4 DR
HondaCR-Z3 HB
HondaFit5 HB
HyundaiAccent4 DR
HyundaiElantra4 DR
KiaRio4 DR
LexusES3504 DR
MazdaMazda34 DR
MazdaMazda64 DR
MitsubishiiMiEV5 HB
MitsubishiLancer4 DR
NissanMaxima4 DR
NissanVersa4 DR
SubaruImpreza4 DR
SubaruLegacy4 DR
SuzukiSX44 DR
ToyotaCamry4 DR
ToyotaCorolla4 DR
ToyotaPrius vSW
ToyotaScion iQ3 HB
ToyotaYaris Liftback5 HB
VolkswagenBeetle2 DR

 Trucks

MakeModelBody Style
ChevroletSilverado 2500PU/CC
FordF-150 SupercabPU/EC
FordF-250 Super CrewPU/CC
Ram1500 Crew CabPU/CC
Ram2500 Crew CabPU/CC
Ram1500 Quad CabPU/EC
ToyotaTacomaPU/CC
ToyotaTundraPU/CC

SUVs

MakeModelBody Style
AcuraMDXSUV
CadillacSRXSUV
ChevroletSuburban 1500SUV
DodgeDurangoSUV
DodgeJourneySUV
FordExpeditionSUV
FordExplorerSUV
HondaCR-VSUV
HondaPilotSUV
HyundaiSanta FeSUV
HyundaiTucsonSUV
JeepGrand CherokeeSUV
JeepLibertySUV
KiaSorentoSUV
KiaSoulSUV
KiaSportageSUV
MitsubishiOutlanderSUV
MitsubishiOutlander SportSUV
NissanJukeSUV
SubaruOutbackSUV
Toyota4RunnerSUV
ToyotaRAV4SUV

Minivans

MakeModelBody Style
ChryslerTown & CountryVAN
ToyotaSiennaVAN

Passenger Cars With Lane Departure Warning (LDW) or Forward Collision Warning (FCW)

MakeModelBody Style
BMW328i4 DR
DodgeCharger4 DR
Mercedes-BenzE-Class4 DR
VolvoS604 DR

 SUVs With LDW or FCW

MakeModelBody Style
AcuraZDXSUV
BMWX3SUV
BMWX5SUV
ChevroletEquinoxSUV
DodgeDurangoSUV
FordEdgeSUV
FordExplorerSUV
InfinitiQX56SUV
Mercedes-BenzML-ClassSUV

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