January 8, 2004


Freestar, Quest, Sienna minivans earn top marks in crash tests

Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic
Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced results of its first model year 2004 New Car
Assessment Program (NCAP) crash test results.

The Model Year 2004 Ford Freestar, Mercury Monterey, Nissan Quest, and the Toyota
Sienna vans all earned top ratings of five stars for both the driver and right front
passenger in the frontal 35 mph impact crash test.

Full results for these and all the recent crash tests are available at the NHTSA’s
web-site, www.safercar.gov

New model year 2004 crash test ratings for frontal impact are provided for the Acura
MDX 4×4 four-door utility, Cadillac DeVille four-door sedan, Chrysler 300M four-door
sedan, Chrysler Concorde four-door sedan, Chrysler Concorde Ltd four-door sedan,
Dodge Intrepid four-door sedan, Ford Freestar van, Ford Taurus four-door sedan, Jeep
Liberty 4×4 four-door utility, Lexus RX330 4×4 four-door utility, Mercury Monterey
van, Mercury Sable four-door sedan, Mitsubishi Endeavor 4×4 four-door utility,
Nissan Maxima four-door sedan, Nissan Quest van, Pontiac Grand Prix four-door sedan,
and the Toyota Sienna van.

As well, 2004 ratings for side impact crash tests are provided for the Honda Accord
four-door sedan, Hyundai XG350 four-door sedan, Lexus RX330 4×4 four-door utility,
Mitsubishi Endeavor 4×4 four-door utility, Nissan Maxima four-door sedan, and the
Toyota Sienna van.

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