2013 NHTSA Crash Test List Released

Discussion in 'Car Comparisons' started by V8stangman, Sep 14, 2012.

  1. #1 V8stangman, Sep 14, 2012
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    Among the many things going on at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) during the course of a year, there is the very messy task of crashing car after car after car.

    Dirty as the job can be, it offers invaluable data to the agency that then delivers vital data to consumers about how each car performs during a collision. This year, NHTSA will crash test 54 cars which covers 85 percent of all new vehicles that will be sold next year.

    Among them, there will be a host of alternative fuel vehicles like the Ford C-Max Energi, Ford Focus Electric, Nissan Leaf and several others. Given how concerns over the Chevrolet Volt’s post-crash spontaneous combustion stirred media earlier this year, there could be some real fireworks on the way.

    Apart from that, there will be other new cars hitting the wall including the Dodge Dart and Buick Verano. Results will be posted through the year as the tests are conducted.

  2. Sooooooooooo, where's the list?
  3. Still waiting for the website to publish it.
    I don't know why it's taking this so long.
  4. Oh.
  5. #5 V8stangman, Sep 24, 2012
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    Here's one result out:

    Mazda CX-5, Ford Escape Get Four-Star Crash Rating

    Testing is underway for 2013 model year vehicles, with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) putting the new and redesigned vehicles through its crash tests.

    The newly-redesigned 2013 Ford Escape and the 2013 Mazda CX-5 both got an overall rating of four out of five, giving both new crossovers decent, but not great, crash test results. Both vehicles earned five stars on the side-impact crash tests, but saw four-star marks in frontal testing and rollover testing.

    New vehicles that have so far received five-star overall ratings include the Hyundai Elantra GT and BMW 3 Series Hybrid.

    NHTSA plans to test 54 vehicles for 2013: 33 passenger cars, 16 SUVs, one van, and four pickup trucks.

  6. I like the look of the new Escape, but pretty much everything I've read about it indicates it's not quite the world-class cute ute it appears to be.
  7. #7 V8stangman, Sep 27, 2012
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    2013 Nissan Altima Awarded 5-Star NCAP Rating

    The 2013 Nissan Altima is the Japanese automaker’s attempt to dethrone the Toyota Camry as king of the mid-size sedan segment, and now the fuel-efficient model has been awarded a 5-star overall vehicle safety rating as part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) New Car Assessment Program (NCAP).

    The completely redesigned Altima and its collection of new safety features helped it pass the new, more stringent tests and requirements from NHTSA in order to earn the coveted 5-star rating. Features on the new 2013 Altima include Nissan’s advanced air bag system, driver and front-passenger seat-mounted side-impact supplemental air bags, roof-mounted curtain side-impact supplemental air bags, vehicle dynamic control, 3-point ALR/ELR seat belt system, LATCH System (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children), and zone body construction with front and rear crumple zones.

    “With the new Altima, we made available a suite of safety innovations, including intelligent headlights, Blind Spot Warning and Moving Object Detection, just to name a few,” said Brian Carolin, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Nissan North America, Inc. “The 2013 Altima is the whole package, offering class-leading 38 mpg highway, premium comfort and advanced safety features.”

  8. #8 V8stangman, Oct 3, 2012
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    Dodge Dart, Lexus ES, More Named IIHS Top Safety Pick

    Four new 2013 models just joined the IIHS’ Top Safety Pick list: the Dodge Dart, Hyundai Santa Fe, Lexus ES and the Subaru XV Crosstrek.

    The Dodge Dart and Subaru XV Crosstrek are both all new vehicles that launched in late 2012 as 2013 models and managed near-perfect scores across the board.

    Dodge’s new Dart did get dinged for a risk of drivers breaking or fracturing a rib in the event of a severe collision, while the Subaru XV Crosstrek scored an acceptable rating for its structure and safety cage.

    The 2013 Lexus ES made top marks across the board despite the previous model year not being rated so well. For 2013, the ES migrated from the Camry platform to the new Avalon platform, which vastly improved its crash test safety capability.

    Hyundai continues its good safety record with the Santa Fe, which was also redesigned for the 2013 model year. It improves its structure and safety cage rating from acceptable to good, while all of the other tests scored top marks.

  9. concerns over the Chevrolet Volt’s post-crash spontaneous combustion stirred media earlier this year

    big oil controlling the government again i see
  10. #10 V8stangman, Nov 8, 2012
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    2013 Ford Fusion Earns IIHS Top Safety Pick

    The 2013 version of Ford’s midsize sedan, the Fusion, has just earned a top safety pick designation from the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety.

    The 2013 Fusion, which we recently tested, scored top marks in every single category except for one. In side-impact testing, the structure/safety cage scored an acceptable rating, which is the second best rating available.

    The 2013 model has the best scores out of any Fusion variant ever. Some safety feature include a front passenger knee airbags, electronic stability control, antilock brakes and daytime running lights.


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