September 26, 2006


NHTSA releases list of 2007 vehicles for crash and rollover testing

Washington, D.C. – The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has announced the 2007 model-year vehicles that will undergo crash and rollover testing as part of the agency’s annual consumer safety ratings program.

A total of 38 passenger cars, 40 sport utility vehicles, three vans and five pickups will be tested, resulting in consumer access to frontal crash ratings for almost 84 per cent of all 2007 models offered for sale in the U.S. Side crash ratings will be available for nearly 70 per cent of the 2007 fleet.

The agency will also test 15 passenger cars, 24 sport utility vehicles, two vans and four pickups for rollover resistance. Together with vehicles already rated, rollover ratings will become available as each testing is complete for approximately 85 per cent of the 2007 model year passenger vehicle fleet.

NHTSA uses a rating of one to five stars to make it easy to compare the predicted safety performance of tested vehicles. For more information, visit www.safercar.gov.

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