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Suggested Citation:"Appendix D: Rollover Information from NHTSA’s Website." Transportation Research Board. 2002. An Assessment of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Rating System for Rollover Resistance: Special Report 265. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/10308.
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APPENDIX D
Rollover Information from NHTSA’s Website

This appendix reprints information from the following documents on the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration’s (NHTSA’s) website:

NEW CAR ASSESSMENT PROGRAM1

How To Use This Chart

Frontal and Side Crash Test Ratings
  • In the frontal crash rating, vehicles are classified by the estimated chance of a life-threatening head and/or chest injury for the driver or front seat passenger.

  • Frontal crash results should only be compared against other vehicles in the same weight class. If a light vehicle collides head-on with a heavier vehicle at 35 mph, the occupants in the lighter vehicle could experience a greater chance of injury than the results of this test indicate.

  • In the side crash rating, vehicles are classified by the estimated chance of a life-threatening chest injury for the driver and the rear seat passenger. Head injury is not measured in the side crashes.

  • Since all tested vehicles are impacted by the same size barrier, it is possible to compare vehicles from different weight classes when looking at side crash ratings.

  • Drivers and passengers in both the frontal and side crash rating receive a one to five star rating with five stars ***** indicating the best protection.

  • Vehicles are twice as likely to be involved in severe frontal crashes than in severe side crashes. Test results show the relative crash protection provided

1

Text and data are from the September 2001 website posting.

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Suggested Citation:"Appendix D: Rollover Information from NHTSA’s Website." Transportation Research Board. 2002. An Assessment of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Rating System for Rollover Resistance: Special Report 265. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/10308.
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to occupants using all of the vehicle’s occupant protection equipment. Occupant protection equipment consists of safety belts and air bags. The results do not apply to unbelted occupants.

  • All vehicles had safety belt systems for all occupants and frontal air bags for the driver and right front seat passenger. The side air bag equipment provided on each tested vehicle is shown to the right of the vehicle’s overall score. The side air bag column refers to what was in the vehicle tested and not to options that might be available from the manufacturer.

  • Also, thigh injury is measured in the frontal crash tests and pelvic injury is measured in the side crash tests. If a high likelihood of a thigh injury or a pelvic injury occurs, the consumer is informed of these possible injuries by an asterisk or a pound symbol respectively.

Rollover Resistance Ratings
  • Most rollover crashes occur when a vehicle runs off the road and is tripped by a ditch, curb, soft soil, or other object causing it to rollover. These crashes are usually caused by driver behavior such as speeding or inattention. These are called single vehicle crashes because the crash did not involve a collision with another vehicle. More than 10,000 people die each year in all rollover crashes.

  • The rollover resistance rating is an estimate of your risk of rolling over if you have a single vehicle crash. It does not predict the likelihood of that crash. The rollover resistance rating essentially measures vehicle characteristics of center of gravity and track width to determine how “top heavy” a vehicle is. The more top-heavy the vehicle, the more likely it is to roll over. The lowest-rated vehicles (1 star) are at least four times more likely to roll over than the highest rated vehicles (5 stars).

  • The rollover resistance ratings of vehicles were compared with 220,000 actual single-vehicle crashes, and the ratings were found to relate very closely to the real-world rollover experience of vehicles.

  • Like side crash ratings, it is possible to compare vehicles from different weight classes when looking at rollover resistance ratings.

  • Some vehicles have electronic stability control, a device which does not affect the rollover resistance rating directly but may reduce the likelihood of a single vehicle crash, and thus, the risk of subsequent rollover. NHTSA notes vehicles equipped with electronic stability control by a symbol next to the rollover resistance ratings.

  • While the rollover resistance rating does not directly predict the risk of injury or death, keep in mind that rollovers have a higher fatality rate than other kinds of crashes. Remember: Even the highest-rated vehicle can rollover, but you can reduce your chance of being killed in a rollover by about 75 percent just by wearing your seat belt.

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Suggested Citation:"Appendix D: Rollover Information from NHTSA’s Website." Transportation Research Board. 2002. An Assessment of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Rating System for Rollover Resistance: Special Report 265. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/10308.
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New Car Assessment Program Ratings Chart

 

 

FRONTAL CRASH RATING

SIDE CRASH RATING

ROLLOVER RESISTANCE RATING

SIDE AIR BAG

MAKE & MODEL

 

DRIVER

PASSENGER

DRIVER

PASSENGER

FRONT

REAR

2001 Mini Passenger Cars (1500–1999 lbs. curb weight)

HONDA INSIGHT 2DR

1868 lbs.

****

****

****

NO SEAT

NOT RATED

 

 

2001 Light Passenger Cars (2000–2499 lbs. curb weight)

CHEVROLET PRIZM 4DR

2498 lbs.

****

****

***

***

****

 

 

CHEVROLET PRIZM 4DR

2498 lbs.

****

****

****

***

****

 

FORD ESCORT 4DR

2458 lbs.

***

***

***

***

NOT RATED

 

 

HYUNDAI ACCENT 4DR

2412 lbs.

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

***

**

****

 

 

KIA RIO 4DR

2308 lbs.

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

***

***

NOT RATED

 

 

MAZDA MIATA 2CV

2385 lbs.

****

*****

***

NO SEAT

NOT RATED

 

 

MAZDA PROTEGE 4DR

2484 lbs.

*****

****

***

****

NOT RATED

 

SATURN SL 4DR

2332 lbs.

*****

*****

***

**

****

 

 

TOYOTA COROLLA 4DR

2498 lbs.

****

****

***

***

****

 

 

TOYOTA COROLLA 4DR

2498 lbs.

****

****

****

***

****

 

TOYOTA ECHO 4DR

2160 lbs.

****

****

***

****

****

 

 

2001 Compact Passenger Cars (2500–2999 lbs. curb weight)

CHEVROLET CAVALIER 2DR

2708 lbs.

***

****

*

**

NOT RATED

 

 

CHEVROLET CAVALIER 4DR

2750 lbs.

****

****

*#

***

****

 

 

DODGE NEON 4DR

2602 lbs.

****

****

***

***

****

 

 

FORD ESCORT ZX2 2DR

2541 lbs.

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

*

****

NOT RATED

 

 

FORD FOCUS 2DR

2646 lbs.

*****

*****

****

*

NOT RATED

 

 

FORD FOCUS 4DR

2701 lbs.

****

****

***

****

****

 

 

HONDA CIVIC 2DR

2501 lbs.

*****

*****

*****

*****

NOT RATED

 

HONDA CIVIC 4DR

2522 lbs.

*****

*****

****

****

****

 

HONDA CIVIC 4DR

2522 lbs.

*****

*****

****

****

****

 

 

HYUNDAI ELANTRA 4DR

2897 lbs.

****

*****

*****

****

NOT RATED

 

KIA SEPHIA 4DR

2592 lbs.

****

*****

***

****

NOT RATED

 

 

MAZDA 626 4DR

2802 lbs.

****

*****

***#

***

NOT RATED

 

 

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Suggested Citation:"Appendix D: Rollover Information from NHTSA’s Website." Transportation Research Board. 2002. An Assessment of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Rating System for Rollover Resistance: Special Report 265. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/10308.
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NISSAN SENTRA 4DR

2762 lbs.

****

****

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

NOT RATED

 

 

PLYMOUTH NEON 4DR

2602 lbs.

****

****

***

***

****

 

 

PONTIAC SUNFIRE 2DR

2708 lbs.

***

****

*

**

NOT RATED

 

 

PONTIAC SUNFIRE 4DR

2750 lbs.

****

****

*#

***

****

 

 

SATURN L SERIES 4DR

2943 lbs.

****

*****

**

****

NOT RATED

 

 

TOYOTA CELICA 2DR

2526 lbs.

****

****

***

SEAT TOO SMALL

NOT RATED

 

 

TOYOTA PRIUS 4DR

2760 lbs.

***

****

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

NOT RATED

 

 

VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE 2DR

2886 lbs.

****

****

*****

***

NOT RATED

 

VOLKSWAGEN GOLF 4DR

2934 lbs.

*****

*****

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

NOT RATED

 

VOLKSWAGEN JETTA 4DR

2934 lbs.

*****

*****

****

****

****

 

NOTE: “seat too small” means the testing laboratory could not reasonably seat the crash test dummy in the rear seat.

# High likelihood of pelvic injury.

¶ Electronic stability control is available as an option.

2001 Medium Passenger Cars (3000–3499 lbs. curb weight)

AUDI TT 2DR

3135 lbs.

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

*****

NO SEAT

NOT RATED

 

ACURA TL 4DR

3493 lbs.

****

****

****

*****

NOT RATED

 

BUICK CENTURY 4DR

3359 lbs.

****

***

***#

***

NOT RATED

 

BUICK CENTURY 4DR

3359 lbs.

****

***

***

***

NOT RATED

 

BUICK REGAL 4DR

3359 lbs.

****

***

***#

***

NOT RATED

BUICK REGAL 4DR

3359 lbs.

****

***

***

***

NOT RATED

 

CHEVROLET CAMARO 2DR

3336 lbs.

****

*****

***

****

NOT RATED

 

CHEVROLET IMPALA 4DR

3446 lbs.

*****

*****

****

****

****

 

CHEVROLET IMPALA 4DR

3446 lbs.

*****

*****

****

****

****

 

CHEVROLET LUMINA 4DR

3367 lbs.

****

*****

****

***

****

 

CHEVROLET MALIBU 4DR

3054 lbs.

****

****

**

****

NOT RATED

 

CHEVROLET MONTE CARLO 2DR

3349 lbs.

*****

*****

***

****

NOT RATED

 

CHRYSLER CONCORDE 4DR

3471 lbs.

****

****

****

***

NOT RATED

 

CHRYSLER SEBRING 2DR

3084 lbs.

****

****

***

*****

NOT RATED

 

CHRYSLER SEBRING 2CV

3482 lbs.

***

***

***

****

NOT RATED

 

CHRYSLER SEBRING 4DR

3221 lbs.

*****

*****

***

***

*****

 

DAEWOO LEGANZA 4DR

3152 lbs.

***

***

****

***#

NOT RATED

 

DODGE INTREPID 4DR

3471 lbs.

****

****

****

***

NOT RATED

 

# High likelihood of pelvic injury.

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Suggested Citation:"Appendix D: Rollover Information from NHTSA’s Website." Transportation Research Board. 2002. An Assessment of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Rating System for Rollover Resistance: Special Report 265. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/10308.
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FRONTAL CRASH RATING

SIDE CRASH RATING

ROLLOVER RESISTANCE RATING

SIDE AIR BAG

MAKE & MODEL

 

DRIVER

PASSENGER

DRIVER

PASSENGER

FRONT

REAR

DODGE STRATUS 2DR

3084 lbs.

****

****

***

*****

NOT RATED

 

 

DODGE STRATUS 4DR

3221 lbs.

*****

*****

***

***

*****

 

 

FORD MUSTANG 2DR

3122 lbs.

*****

*****

***

***

NOT RATED

 

 

FORD MUSTANG 2CV

3122 lbs

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

**

***

NOT RATED

 

 

FORD TAURUS 4DR

3393 lbs.

*****

*****

***

***

****

 

FORD TAURUS 4DR

3393 lbs.

*****

*****

***

***

****

 

 

HONDA ACCORD 2DR

3053 lbs.

*****

****

****

****

NOT RATED

 

HONDA ACCORD 4DR

3078 lbs.

*****

*****

****

*****

*****

 

HONDA ACCORD 4DR

3078 lbs.

*****

*****

****

****

*****

 

 

HYUNDAI SONATA 4DR

3154 lbs.

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

****

*****

NOT RATED

 

INFINITI I30 4DR

3233 lbs.

****

****

****

****

NOT RATED

 

LEXUS ES300 4DR

3344 lbs.

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

*****

****

NOT RATED

 

LEXUS IS300 4DR

3302 lbs.

****

****

*****

*****

NOT RATED

 

MAZDA MILLENIA 4DR

3372 lbs.

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

****

***

NOT RATED

 

MERCURY COUGAR 2DR

3062 lbs.

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

***

***

NOT RATED

 

 

MERCURY SABLE 4DR

3393 lbs.

*****

*****

***

***

****

 

 

MERCURY SABLE 4DR

3393 lbs.

*****

*****

***

***

****

 

MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE 2DR

3209 lbs.

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

*****

SEAT TOO SMALL

NOT RATED

 

 

MITSUBISHI GALANT 4DR

3127 lbs.

****

****

*****

****

NOT RATED

 

MITSUBISHI GALANT 4DR

3127 lbs.

****

****

***

****

NOT RATED

 

 

NISSAN ALTIMA 4DR

3054 lbs.

****

*****

***

***

NOT RATED

 

 

NISSAN MAXIMA 4DR

3233 lbs.

****

****

****

****

NOT RATED

 

NISSAN MAXIMA 4DR

3233 lbs.

****

****

****

****

NOT RATED

 

 

OLDSMOBILE ALERO 2DR

3018 lbs.

****

*****

*

****

NOT RATED

 

 

OLDSMOBILE ALERO 4DR

3096 lbs.

****

****

***

***

****

 

 

OLDSMOBILE INTRIGUE 4DR

3453 lbs.

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

***

*

NOT RATED

 

 

PONTIAC FIREBIRD 2DR

3336 lbs.

****

*****

***

****

NOT RATED

 

 

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PONTIAC GRAND AM 2DR

3018 lbs.

****

*****

*

****

NOT RATED

 

PONTIAC GRAND AM 4DR

3096 lbs.

****

****

***

***

****

 

PONTIAC GRAND PRIX 4DR

3346 lbs.

****

****

**

***

NOT RATED

 

SUBARU LEGACY 4DR

3268 lbs.

****

****

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

NOT RATED

 

SUBARU LEGACY 4DR WAGON

3268 lbs.

****

****

****

*****

NOT RATED

 

TOYOTA AVALON 4DR

3411 lbs.

***

*****

****

*****

NOT RATED

 

TOYOTA CAMRY 4DR

3175 lbs.

****

*****

***

***

*****

 

TOYOTA CAMRY 4DR

3175 lbs.

****

*****

****

NO DATA

*****

 

TOYOTA CAMRY SOLARA 2DR

3254 lbs.

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

***

*****

NOT RATED

 

VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT 4DR

3168 lbs.

*****

*****

****

****

NOT RATED

 

NOTE: “seat too small” means the testing laboratory could not reasonably seat the crash test dummy in the rear seat.

¶ Electronic stability control is available as an option.

2001 Heavy Passenger Cars (3500 lbs. and over curb weight)

ACURA RL 4DR

3824 lbs.

****

****

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

NOT RATED

 

AUDI A8 4DR

3751 lbs.

*****

*****

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

NOT RATED

BUICK LESABRE 4DR

3608 lbs.

****

*****

****

****

NOT RATED

 

BUICK PARK AVENUE 4DR

3767 lbs.

****

****

****

****

NOT RATED

 

CADILLAC DEVILLE 4DR

4011 lbs.

***

****

****

****

NOT RATED

CHRYSLER 300M 4DR

3598 lbs.

***!

****

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

NOT RATED

 

CHRYSLER LHS 4DR

3598 lbs.

***!

****

****

***

NOT RATED

 

FORD CROWN VICTORIA 4DR

3922 lbs.

*****

*****

****

****

*****

 

LINCOLN LS 4DR

3735 lbs.

*****

*****

****

*****

*****

LINCOLN TOWN CAR 4DR

4121 lbs.

*****

*****

****

****

NOT RATED

 

MERCURY GRAND MARQUIS 4DR

3922 lbs.

*****

*****

****

****

*****

 

OLDSMOBILE AURORA 4DR

3624 lbs.

****

****

***

****

NOT RATED

 

PONTIAC BONNEVILLE 4DR

3608 lbs.

****

*****

****

****

NOT RATED

 

VOLVO S80 4DR

3556 lbs.

*****

*****

*****

*****

NOT RATED

 

NOTE: The Volvo S80 has an automatic safety device, a curtain, that inflates down to protect the head of both the driver and the rear passenger in a side crash.

¶ Electronic stability control is available as an option.

! High likelihood of thigh injury.

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FRONTAL CRASH RATING

SIDE CRASH RATING

ROLLOVER RESISTANCE RATING

SIDE AIR BAG

MAKE & MODEL

 

DRIVER

PASSENGER

DRIVER

PASSENGER

FRONT

REAR

2001 Sport Utility Vehicles

CHEVROLET BLAZER 4DR 4X2

3888 lbs.

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

*

 

CHEVROLET BLAZER 4DR 4X4

4164 lbs.

***

****

*****

*****

**

 

CHEVROLET SUBURBAN 4DR 4X2

5508 lbs.

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

***

 

CHEVROLET SUBURBAN 4DR 4X4

5699 lbs.

****

****

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

***

 

CHEVROLET TAHOE 4DR 4X2

5233 lbs.

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

**

 

CHEVROLET TAHOE 4DR 4X4

5421 lbs.

***!

****

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

***

 

CHEVROLET TRACKER 2DR 4X4

2661 lbs.

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

****

*****

NOT RATED

 

CHEVROLET TRACKER 4DR 4X2

3067 lbs.

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

***

 

CHEVROLET TRACKER 4DR 4X4

3005 lbs.

****

****

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

***

 

CHEVROLET TRAILBLAZER(2002) 4DR 4X2

4369 lbs.

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

***

 

CHEVROLET TRAILBLAZER(2002) 4DR 4X4

4704 lbs.

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

***

 

DODGE DURANGO 4DR 4X2

4404 lbs.

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

***

 

DODGE DURANGO 4DR 4X4

4708 lbs.

****

****

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

***

 

FORD ESCAPE 4DR 4X2

3037 lbs.

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

***

 

FORD ESCAPE 4DR 4X4

3421 lbs.

*****

****

*****

*****

***

 

FORD EXPEDITION 4DR 4X2

5117 lbs.

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

**

 

FORD EXPEDITION 4DR 4X4

4332 lbs.

*****

*****

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

**

 

FORD EXPLORER 4DR 4X2

4040 lbs.

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

**

 

FORD EXPLORER 4DR 4X4

4258 lbs.

****

****

*****

*****

**

 

FORD EXPLORER 4DR 4X4

4258 lbs.

****

****

*****

*****

**

 

FORD EXPLORER (2002) 4DR 4X2

4320 lbs.

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

**

 

FORD EXPLORER (2002) 4DR 4X4

4498 lbs.

****

*****

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

***

 

GMC ENVOY (2002) 4DR 4X2

4369 lbs.

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

***

 

GMC ENVOY (2002) 4DR 4X4

4704 lbs.

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

***

 

GMC JIMMY 4DR 4X2

3888 lbs.

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

*

 

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GMC JIMMY 4DR 4X4

4164 lbs.

***

****

*****

*****

**

 

GMC YUKON 4DR 4X2

5233 lbs.

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

**

 

GMC YUKON 4DR 4X4

5382 lbs.

***!

****

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

***

 

GMC YUKON XL 4DR 4X4

5508 lbs.

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

***

 

GMC YUKON XL 4DR 4X4

5699 lbs.

****

****

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

***

 

HONDA CR-V 4DR 4X2

3078 lbs.

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

***

 

HONDA CR-V 4DR 4X4

3149 lbs.

****

*****

*****

*****

***

 

HONDA PASSPORT 4DR 4X2

3683 lbs.

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

***

 

HONDA PASSPORT 4DR 4X4

3968 lbs.

****

****

*****

*****

***

 

INFINITI QX4 4DR 4X4

4147 lbs.

****

*****

*****

*****

***

 

ISUZU RODEO 4DR 4X2

3683 lbs.

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

***

 

ISUZU RODEO 4DR 4X4

3968 lbs.

****

****

*****

*****

***

 

JEEP CHEROKEE 2DR 4X2

3266 lbs.

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

**

 

JEEP CHEROKEE 4DR 4X4

3457 lbs.

***

***

***

*****

**

 

JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE 4DR 4X2

3818 lbs.

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

**

 

JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE 4DR 4X4

3968 lbs.

***

***

****

*****

**

 

JEEP LIBERTY (2002) 4DR 4X2

3895 lbs.

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

**

 

JEEP LIBERTY (2002) 4DR 4X4

4067 lbs.

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

**

 

JEEP WRANGLER 2DR 4X4

3322 lbs.

****

****

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

***

 

LEXUS RX300 4DR 4X2

3747 lbs.

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

***§

 

LEXUS RX300 4DR 4X4

3961 lbs.

****

*****

*****

*****

***§

 

LINCOLN NAVIGATOR 4DR 4X2

5117 lbs.

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

**

 

LINCOLN NAVIGATOR 4DR 4X4

5332 lbs.

*****

*****

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

**

 

MAZDA TRIBUTE 4DR 4X2

3037 lbs.

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

***

 

MAZDA TRIBUTE 4DR 4X4

3421 lbs.

*****

****

*****

*****

***

 

MERCURY MOUNTAINEER 4DR 4X2

4040 lbs.

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

**

 

MERCURY MOUNTAINEER 4DR 4X4

4258 lbs.

****

****

*****

*****

**

 

MERCURY MOUNTAINEER 4DR 4X4

4258 lbs.

****

****

*****

*****

**

 

MERCURY MOUNTAINEER (2002) 4DR 4X2

4320 lbs.

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

**

 

! High likelihood of thigh injury.

§ Electronic stability control is standard.

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Suggested Citation:"Appendix D: Rollover Information from NHTSA’s Website." Transportation Research Board. 2002. An Assessment of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Rating System for Rollover Resistance: Special Report 265. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/10308.
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FRONTAL CRASH RATING

SIDE CRASH RATING

ROLLOVER RESISTANCE RATING

SIDE AIR BAG

MAKE & MODEL

 

DRIVER

PASSENGER

DRIVER

PASSENGER

FRONT

REAR

MERCURY MOUNTAINER (2002) 4DR 4X4

4498 lbs.

****

*****

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

***

 

MITSUBISHI MONTERO SPORT 4DR 4X2

3952 lbs.

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

**

 

MITSUBISHI MONTERO SPORT4DR 4X4

4180 lbs.

****

***

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

**

 

NISSAN PATHFINDER 4DR 4X2

3861 lbs.

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

**

 

NISSAN PATHFINDER 4DR 4X4

4147 lbs.

****

*****

*****

*****

***

 

NISSAN PATHFINDER 4DR 4X4

4147 lbs.

****

*****

*****

*****

***

 

 

NISSAN XTERRA 4DR 4X2

3845 lbs.

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

**

 

NISSAN XTERRA 4DR 4X4

3580 lbs.

****

****

****

*****

**

 

OLDSMOBILE BRAVADA 4DR 4X4

4164 lbs.

***

****

*****

*****

**

 

OLDSMOBILE BRAVADA(2002) 4DR 4X2

4369 lbs.

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

***

 

OLDSMOBILE BRAVADA(2002) 4DR 4X4

4704 lbs.

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

***

 

PONTIAC AZTEK 4DR 4X2

3780 lbs.

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

*****

***

***

 

PONTIAC AZTEK 4DR 4X4

4054 lbs.

***

****

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

****

 

SUBARU FORESTER 4DR 4X4

3252 lbs.

****

****

*****

****

***

 

SUZUKI GRAND VITARA 4DR 4X4

3005 lbs.

****

****

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

NOT RATED

 

SUZUKI GRAND VITARA 4DR 4X2

3067 lbs.

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

***

 

SUZUKI VITARA 2DR 4X4

2661 lbs.

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

****

*****

NOT RATED

 

SUZUKI VITARA 4DR 4X4

3005 lbs.

****

****

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

***

 

TOYOTA 4RUNNER 4DR 4X2

3857 lbs.

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

**§

 

TOYOTA 4RUNNER 4DR 4X4

4118 lbs.

****

****

*****

*****

**§

 

TOYOTA RAV4 4DR 4X2

3072 lbs.

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

***

 

TOYOTA RAV4 4DR 4X4

3072 lbs.

****

****

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

***

 

§ Electronic stability control is standard.

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2001 Light Trucks

CHEVROLET S10 PU 4X2

3072 lbs.

***

***

****

NO SEAT

***

 

CHEVROLET S10 PU EXCAB 4X2

3536 lbs.

**

***

***

SEAT TOO SMALL

***

 

CHEVROLET S10 PU EXCAB 4X4

3875 lbs.

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

***

 

CHEVROLET SILVERADOPU EXCAB 4X2

4423 lbs.

***

****

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

****

 

CHEVROLET SILVERADOPU EXCAB 4X4

4698 lbs.

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

***

 

DODGE DAKOTA PU EXCAB 4X2

3765 lbs.

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

*****

SEAT TOO SMALL

****

 

DODGE DAKOTA PU EXCAB 4X4

4396 lbs.

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

***

 

DODGE DAKOTA 4DR PU 4X2

4198 lbs.

****

****

*****

*****

NOT RATED

 

DODGE RAM 1500 PU 4X2

4226 lbs.

*****

*****

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

NOT RATED

 

DODGE RAM 1500 PU EXCAB 4X2

4896 lbs.

****

****

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

***

 

DODGE RAM 1500 PU EXCAB 4X4

5439 lbs.

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

***

 

DODGE RAM 1500 PU 4DR 4X2

4884 lbs.

***

****

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

NOT RATED

 

FORD EV RANGER PU 4X2

4808 lbs.

*****

*****

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

NOT RATED

 

FORD F150 PU 4X2

3926 lbs.

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

*****

NO SEAT

***

 

FORD F150 PU 4X4

4601 lbs.

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

**

 

FORD F150 PU EXCAB 4X2

4388 lbs.

****

*****

*****

*****

NOT RATED

 

FORD F150 4DR 4X2

4650 lbs.

*****

*****

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

NOT RATED

 

FORD RANGER PU 4X2

2995 lbs.

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

*****

NO SEAT

NOT RATED

 

FORD RANGER PU EXCAB 4X2

3419 lbs.

****

****

****

SEAT TOO SMALL

***

 

FORD RANGER PU EXCAB 4X4

3942 lbs.

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

**

 

GMC SIERRA PU EXCAB 4X2

4423 lbs.

***

****

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

****

 

GMC SIERRA PU EXCAB 4X4

4698 lbs.

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

***

 

GMC SONOMA PU 4X2

3072 lbs.

***

***

****

NO SEAT

***

 

GMC SONOMA PU EXCAB 4X2

3536 lbs.

**

***

***

SEAT TOO SMALL

***

 

GMC SONOMA PU EXCAB 4X4

3875 lbs.

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

***

 

MAZDA B-SERIES 4X2

3543 lbs

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

*****

NO SEAT

NOT RATED

 

MAZDA B-SERIES EXCAB 4X2

3612 lbs

****

****

****

SEAT TOO SMALL

***

 

MAZDA B-SERIES EXCAB 4X4

3942 lbs.

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

**

 

NISSAN FRONTIER PU EXCAB 4X2

2816 lbs

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

****

NO SEAT

NOT RATED

 

NOTE: For extended cab light trucks, “seat too small” means the testing laboratory could not reasonably seat the crash test dummy in the rear seat.

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FRONTAL CRASH RATING

SIDE CRASH RATING

ROLLOVER RESISTANCE RATING

SIDE AIR BAG

MAKE & MODEL

 

DRIVER

PASSENGER

DRIVER

PASSENGER

FRONT

REAR

NISSAN FRONTIER 4DR PU 4X2

3899 lbs.

****

*****

*****

*****

***

 

NISSAN FRONTIER 4DR PU 4X4

4203 lbs.

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

***

 

TOYOTA TACOMA PU EXCAB 4X2

3040 lbs.

***

****

***

SEAT TOO SMALL

TO BE RATED

 

TOYOTA TACOMA 4-DR PU 4X4

3867 lbs.

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

**

 

TOYOTA TUNDRA PU EXCAB 4X2

4381 lbs.

***

***

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

TO BE RATED

 

TOYOTA TUNDRA PU EXCAB 4X4

4649 lbs.

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

***

 

NOTE: For extended cab light trucks, “seat too small” means the testing laboratory could not reasonably seat the crash test dummy in the rear seat.

2001 Vans

CHEVROLET ASTRO

4468 lbs.

***

****

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

***

 

CHEVROLET VENTURE

3720 lbs.

****

****

*****

****

***

 

CHRYSLER PT CRUISER

3203 lbs.

**

****

****

*****

****

 

CHRYSLER TOWN & COUNTRY

4332 lbs.

****

****

*****

*****

***

 

CHRYSLER TOWN & COUNTRY

4332 lbs.

****

****

*****

*****

***

 

CHRYSLER VOYAGER

3874 lbs.

****

****

****

*****

***

 

DODGE CARAVAN

3874 lbs.

****

****

****

*****

***

 

DODGE GRAND CARAVAN

4332 lbs.

****

****

*****

*****

***

 

DODGE GRAND CARAVAN

4332 lbs.

****

****

*****

*****

***

 
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DODGE RAM 1500 WAGON

4192 lbs.

****

****

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

***

 

FORD ECONOLINE

4760 lbs.

****

****

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

**

 

FORD WINDSTAR

4231 lbs.

*****

*****

****

****

****

 

FORD WINDSTAR

4231 lbs.

*****

*****

*****

*****

****

 

GMC SAFARI

4468 lbs.

***

****

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

***

 

HONDA ODYSSEY

4244 lbs.

*****

*****

*****

*****

****

 

MAZDA MPV

3660 lbs.

****

****

*****

*****

***

 

MERCURY VILLAGER

3971 lbs.

*****

*****

*****

****

****

 

NISSAN QUEST

3971 lbs.

*****

*****

*****

****

****

 

OLDSMOBILE SILHOUETTE

3720 lbs.

****

****

*****

****

***

 

PONTIAC MONTANA

3857 lbs.

****

***

*****

****

***

 

TOYOTA SIENNA

3973 lbs.

*****

*****

****

*****

****

 

¶ Electronic stability control is available as an option.

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Rollover Rated Vehicle Details

VEHICLE

DRIVE

ROLLOVER RESISTANCE RATING

SSF

MEASURED VEHICLE DETAILS

ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL

BODY STYLE/TRIM

ENGINE

TRANS

TIRE SIZE

MAJOR OPTIONS

2001 Light Passenger Cars (2000–2499 lbs. curb weight)

Chevrolet Prizm

front

****

1.42

4dr

1.8L I4

automatic

P175/65R14

 

Hyundai Accent

front

****

1.42

4dr, GL

1.6L I4

automatic

P175/70R13

 

Saturn SL

front

****

1.35

4dr

1.9L I4

5spd manual

P175/70R14

 

Toyota Corolla

front

****

1.42

4dr, CE

1.8L I4

automatic

P175/65R14

 

Toyota Echo

front

****

1.32

4dr

1.5L I4

automatic

P175/65R14

 

2001 Compact Passenger Cars (2500–2999 lbs. curb weight)

Chevrolet Cavalier

front

****

1.35

4dr

2.2L I4

automatic

P195/70R14

 

Dodge Neon

front

****

1.41

4dr, SE

2.0L I4

automatic

P185/65R14

 

Ford Focus

front

****

1.33

4dr, SE

2.0L I4

automatic

P195/60R15

available

Honda Civic

front

****

1.40

4dr, EX

1.7L I4

automatic

P185/65R15

sun roof

 

Plymouth Neon

front

****

1.41

4dr

2.0L I4

automatic

P185/65R14

 

Pontiac Sunfire

front

****

1.35

4dr

2.2L I4

automatic

P195/70R14

 

Volkswagen Jetta

front

****

1.37

4dr

2.0L I4

5 spd manual

P195/65R15

sun roof

 

2001 Medium Passenger Cars (3000–3499 lbs. curb weight)

Chevrolet Impala

front

****

1.36

4dr

3.4L V6

automatic

P225/60R16

 

Chevrolet Lumina

front

****

1.34

4dr

3.1L V6

automatic

P205/70R15

 

Chrysler Sebring

front

*****

1.49

4dr

2.4L I4

automatic

P205/65R15

 

Dodge Stratus

front

*****

1.49

4dr, SE

2.4L I4

automatic

P205/65R15

 

Ford Taurus

front

****

1.43

4dr, SE

3.0L V6

automatic

P215/60R16

 

Honda Accord

front

*****

1.45

4dr, EX

2.3L I4

automatic

P195/65R15

sun roof

 

Mercury Sable

front

****

1.43

4dr

3.0L V6

automatic

P215/60R16

 

available

Oldsmobile Alero

front

****

1.41

4dr

3.4L V6

automatic

P215/60R15

 

Pontiac Grand Am

front

****

1.41

4dr, SE

3.4L V6

automatic

P215/60R15

 

Toyota Camry

front

*****

1.45

4dr, CE

2.2L I4

automatic

P205/65R15

   
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2001 Heavy Passenger Cars (3500 lbs. and over curb weight)

Ford Crown Victoria

rear

*****

1.51

4dr, LX

4.6L V8

automatic

P225/60R16

 

Lincoln LS

rear

*****

1.51

4dr

3.0L V6

automatic

P215/60R16

sun roof

available

Mercury Grand Marquis

rear

*****

1.51

4dr

4.6L V8

automatic

P225/60R16

 

2001 Sport Utility Vehicles

Chevrolet Blazer

rear

*

1.02

4dr

4.3L V6

automatic

P235/70R15

roof rack

 

4×4

**

1.09

4dr, LT

4.3L V6

automatic

P235/70R15

roof rack

 

Chevrolet Suburban

rear

***

1.13

4dr

5.3L V8

automatic

P265/70R16

roof rack, tow hitch

 

4×4

***

1.14

4dr

5.3L V8

automatic

P265/70R16

roof rack

 

Chevrolet Tahoe

rear

**

1.12

4dr

5.3L V8

automatic

P265/75R16

roof rack, tow hitch

 

4×4

***

1.14

4dr

5.3L V8

automatic

P265/70R16

sun roof, roof rack

 

Chevrolet Tracker

rear

***

1.16

4dr

2.5L V6

automatic

P215/70R15

 

4×4

***

1.15

4dr

2.0L I4

automatic

P205/75R15

roof rack

 

Chevrolet TrailBlazer (2002)

rear

***

1.16

4dr, LS

4.2L I6

automatic

P245/70R16

roof rack, tow hitch

 

4×4

***

1.18

4dr, LT

4.2L I6

automatic

P245/70R16

roof rack, sun roof, tow hitch

 

Dodge Durango

rear

***

1.20

4dr, Sport

4.7L V8

automatic

P235/75R15

3rd seat

 

4×4

***

1.16

4dr

4.7L V8

automatic

P265/70R16

roof rack, tow hitch

 

Ford Escape

front

***

1.17

4dr, XLT

2.0L I4

5spd manual

P225/70R15

roof rack

 

4×4

***

1.21

4dr, XLS

3.0L V6

automatic

P225/70R15

roof rack

 

Ford Expedition

rear

**

1.11

4dr, XLT

5.4L V8

automatic

P255/70R16

roof rack

 

4×4

**

1.11

4dr

5.4L V8

automatic

P255/70R16

roof rack, tow hitch, 3rd seat

 

Ford Explorer

rear

**

1.06

4dr, XLS

4.0L V6

automatic

P235/75R15

roof rack

 

4×4

**

1.06

4dr, XLT

4.0L V6

automatic

P235/75R15

roof rack

 

Ford Explorer (2002)

rear

**

1.10

4dr, XLT

4.0L V6

automatic

P235/70R16

roof rack, tow hitch

 

 

4×4

***

1.14

4dr, XLS

4.0L V6

automatic

P235/70R16

roof rack

 

GMC Envoy (2002)

rear

***

1.16

4dr, LS

4.2L I6

automatic

P245/70R16

roof rack, tow hitch

 

4×4

***

1.18

4dr, LT

4.2L I6

automatic

P245/70R16

roof rack, sun roof, tow hitch

 

GMC Jimmy

rear

*

1.02

4dr

4.3L V6

automatic

P235/70R15

roof rack

 

4×4

**

1.09

4dr

4.3L V6

automatic

P235/70R15

roof rack

 

GMC Yukon

rear

**

1.12

4dr

5.3L V8

automatic

P265/75R16

roof rack, tow hitch

 

4×4

***

1.14

4dr

5.3L V8

automatic

P265/70R16

sun roof, roof rack

 

GMC Yukon XL

rear

***

1.13

4dr

5.3L V8

automatic

P265/70R16

roof rack, tow hitch

 

4×4

***

1.14

4dr

5.3L V8

automatic

P265/70R16

roof rack

 
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VEHICLE

DRIVE

ROLLOVER RESISTANCE RATING

SSF

MEASURED VEHICLE DETAILS

ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL

BODY STYLE/TRIM

ENGINE

TRANS

TIRE SIZE

MAJOR OPTIONS

Honda CR-V

front

***

1.17

4dr

2.0L I4

automatic

P205/70R15

 

4×4

***

1.19

4dr

2.0L I4

automatic

P205/70R15

 

Honda Passport

rear

***

1.15

4dr

2.2L I4

automatic

P225/75R16

roof rack

 

4×4

***

1.18

4dr

3.2L V6

automatic

P245/70R16

roof rack

 

Infiniti QX4

4×4

***

1.16

4dr

3.5L V6

automatic

P255/65R16

roof rack

 

Isuzu Rodeo

rear

***

1.15

4dr

2.2L I4

automatic

P225/75R16

roof rack

 

4×4

***

1.18

4dr

3.2L V6

automatic

P245/70R16

roof rack

 

Jeep Cherokee

rear

To be rated

 

4×4

**

1.08

4dr, Sport

4.0L I6

automatic

P225/75R15

 

Jeep Grand Cherokee

rear

**

1.09

4dr, Laredo

4.0L I4

automatic

P225/75R16

roof rack

 

4×4

**

1.11

4dr, Laredo

4.0L I6

automatic

P225/75R16

roof rack

 

Jeep Liberty (2002)

rear

**

1.10

4dr, Sport

3.7L V6

automatic

P235/70R16

roof rack

 

4×4

**

1.12

4dr, Sport

3.7L V6

automatic

P215/75R16

roof rack

 

Jeep Wrangler

4×4

***

1.13

2dr, Sport

4.0L I6

5spd manual

P225/75R15

soft top, hard doors

 

Lexus RX300

front

***

1.20

4dr

3.0L V6

automatic

P225/70R16

roof rack

standard

 

4×4

***

1.21

4dr

3.0L V6

automatic

P225/70R16

roof rack

standard

Lincoln Navigator

rear

**

1.11

4dr

5.4L V8

automatic

P255/70R16

roof rack

 

4×4

**

1.11

4dr

5.4L V8

automatic

P255/70R16

roof rack, tow hitch, 3rd seat

 

Mazda Tribute

front

***

1.17

4dr

2.0L I4

5spd manual

P225/70R15

roof rack

 

4×4

***

1.21

4dr

3.0L V6

automatic

P225/70R15

roof rack

 

Mercury Mountaineer

rear

**

1.06

4dr

4.0L V6

automatic

P235/75R15

roof rack

 

4×4

**

1.06

4dr

4.0L V6

automatic

P235/75R15

roof rack

 

Mercury Mountaineer (2002)

rear

**

1.10

4dr, XLT

4.0L V6

automatic

P235/70R16

roof rack, tow hitch

 

4×4

***

1.14

4dr, XLS

4.0L V6

automatic

P235/70R16

roof rack

 

Mitsubishi Montero Sport

rear

**

1.07

4dr, XLS

3.0L V6

automatic

P255/70R16

roof rack

 

4×4

**

1.11

4dr

3.0L V6

automatic

P225/70R16

roof rack

 
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Nissan Pathfinder

rear

**

1.07

4dr, XE

3.5L V6

automatic

P245/70R16

roof rack

 

4×4

***

1.16

4dr, SE

3.5L V6

automatic

P255/65R16

roof rack

 

Nissan Xterra

rear

**

1.09

4dr

3.3L V6

automatic

P265/70R15

roof rack, step bar

 

4×4

**

1.12

4dr, XE

3.3L V6

5spd manual

P265/70R16

roof rack

 

Oldsmobile Bravada

4×4

**

1.09

4dr

4.3L V6

automatic

P235/70R15

roof rack

 

Oldsmobile Bravada (2002)

rear

***

1.16

4dr, LS

4.2L I6

automatic

P245/70R16

roof rack, tow hitch

 

4×4

***

1.18

4dr, LT

4.2L I6

automatic

P245/70R16

roof rack, sun roof, tow hitch

 

Pontiac Aztek

front

***

1.21

4dr

3.4L V6

automatic

P215/70R15

roof rack

 

4×4

****

1.26

4dr

3.4L V6

automatic

P215/70R16

roof rack

 

Subaru Forester

4×4

***

1.19

4dr, L

2.5L H4

automatic

P205/70R15

roof rack

 

Suzuki Grand Vitara

rear

***

1.16

4dr

2.5L V6

automatic

P215/70R15

 

Suzuki Vitara

4×4

***

1.15

4dr

2.0L I4

automatic

P205/75R15

roof rack

 

Toyota 4Runner

rear

**

1.08

4dr, SR5

3.4L V6

automatic

P265/70R16

roof rack

standard

 

4×4

**

1.06

4dr, SR5

3.4L V6

automatic

P265/70R16

 

standard

Toyota RAV4

front

***

1.19

4dr, L

2.0L I4

automatic

P215/70R16

 

4×4

***

1.22

4dr, L

2.0L I4

automatic

P235/60R16

roof rack, sun roof, tow hitch

 

2001 Light Trucks

Chevrolet S-10

rear

***

1.14

reg. cab

2.2L I4

5spd manual

P205/75R15

 

 

rear

***

1.15

ext. cab, LS

4.3L V6

automatic

P205/75R15

 

4×4

***

1.14

ext. cab, LS

4.3L V6

automatic

P235/70R15

 

Chevrolet Silverado 1500

rear

****

1.27

ext. cab, LS

4.8L V8

automatic

P235/75R16

 

4×4

***

1.19

ext. cab, LS

4.8L V6

automatic

P245/75R16

 

Dodge Dakota

rear

****

1.25

ext. cab, Sport

3.9L V6

automatic

P215/75R15

 

4×4

***

1.17

ext. cab, SLT

4.7L V8

automatic

P265/70R16

 

Dodge Ram 1500

rear

***

1.22

ext. cab, SLT

5.2L V8

automatic

P245/75R16

 

4×4

***

1.16

ext. cab, SLT

5.2L V8

automatic

P245/75R16

tow hitch

 

Ford F-150

rear

***

1.22

reg. cab

4.2L V6

automatic

P235/70R16

 

4×4

**

1.12

reg. cab, XLT

4.2L V6

automatic

P255/70R16

 

Ford Ranger

rear

***

1.13

ext. cab, XLT

4.0L V6

automatic

P225/70R15

 

 

4×4

**

1.04

ext. cab, XLT

3.0L V6

automatic

P245/75R16

bed liner

 

GMC Sierra

rear

****

1.27

ext. cab

4.8L V8

automatic

P235/75R16

 

4×4

***

1.19

ext. cab

4.8L V6

automatic

P245/75R16

   
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VEHICLE

DRIVE

ROLLOVER RESISTANCE RATING

SSF

MEASURED VEHICLE DETAILS

ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL

BODY STYLE/TRIM

ENGINE

TRANS

TIRE SIZE

MAJOR OPTIONS

GMC Sonoma

rear

***

1.14

reg. cab

2.2L I4

5spd manual

P205/75R15

 

rear

***

1.15

ext. cab

4.3L V6

automatic

P205/75R15

 

4×4

***

1.14

ext. cab

4.3L V6

automatic

P235/70R15

 

Mazda B-Series

rear

***

1.13

ext. cab

4.0L V6

automatic

P225/70R15

 

4×4

**

1.04

ext. cab

3.0L V6

automatic

P245/75R16

bed liner

 

Nissan Frontier

rear

***

1.14

4dr, SE

3.3L V6

5spd manual

P255/65R16

roof rack

 

4×4

***

1.13

4dr, SE

3.3L V6

automatic

P265/70R16

roof rack

 

Toyota Tacoma

rear

To be rated

 

4×4

**

1.11

4dr

3.4L V6

automatic

P265/70R16

 

Toyota Tundra

rear

To be rated

 

4×4

***

1.15

ext. cab, Limtd.

4.7L V8

automatic

P265/70R16

   
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2001 Vans

Chevrolet Astro

rear

***

1.13

3dr, LS

4.3L V6

automatic

P215/75R15

roof rack

 

Chevrolet Venture

front

***

1.18

long whlbs.

3.4L V6

automatic

P215/70R15

roof rack

 

Chrysler PT Cruiser

front

****

1.26

4dr, Lim. Ed.

2.4L I4

automatic

P205/55R/16

sun roof

 

Chrysler Town&Country

front

***

1.23

4dr

3.3L V6

automatic

P215/70R15

roof rack

 

Chrysler Voyager

front

***

1.20

4dr

3.3L V6

automatic

P215/70R15

roof rack

 

Dodge Caravan

front

***

1.20

4dr, SE

3.3L V6

automatic

P215/70R15

roof rack

 

Dodge Grand Caravan

front

***

1.23

4dr, Sport

3.3L V6

automatic

P215/70R15

roof rack

 

Dodge Ram Van/Wagon

rear

***

1.14

3dr

5.3L V8

automatic

P235/75R15

 

Ford Econoline/Club Wagon

rear

**

1.11

Chateau

5.0L V8

automatic

P235/75R15

 

Ford Windstar

front

****

1.26

3dr

3.8L V6

automatic

P215/70R15

 

GMC Safari

rear

***

1.13

3dr, LS

4.3L V6

automatic

P215/75R15

roof rack

 

Honda Odyssey

front

****

1.32

4dr, EX

3.5L V6

automatic

P215/65R16

 

Mazda MPV

front

***

1.21

4dr, LX

2.5L V6

automatic

P205/65R15

roof rack

 

Mercury Villager

front

****

1.27

4dr

3.3L V6

automatic

P215/65R16

roof rack

 

Nissan Quest

front

****

1.27

4dr, GXE

3.3L V6

automatic

P215/65R16

roof rack

 

Oldsmobile Silhouette

front

***

1.18

long whlbs.

3.4L V6

automatic

P215/70R15

roof rack

 

Pontiac Montana

front

***

1.18

long whlbs.

3.4L V6

automatic

P215/70R15

roof rack

 

Toyota Sienna

front

****

1.25

4dr, CE

3.0L V6

automatic

P205/70R15

 

Available

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ROLLOVER RESISTANCE RATINGS INFORMATION

Description of Rollover Resistance Rating

  • Most rollover crashes occur when a vehicle runs off the road and is tripped by a ditch, curb, soft soil, or other object causing it to rollover. These crashes are usually caused by driver behavior such as speeding or inattention. These are called single-vehicle crashes because the crash did not involve a collision with another vehicle. More than 10,000 people die each year in all rollover crashes.

  • The rollover resistance rating is an estimate of your risk of rolling over if you have a single-vehicle crash. It does not predict the likelihood of that crash. The rollover resistance rating essentially measures vehicle characteristics of center of gravity and track width to determine how “top heavy” a vehicle is. The more top-heavy the vehicle, the more likely it is to roll over. The lowest-rated vehicles (1 star) are at least four times more likely to roll over than the highest-rated vehicles (5 stars).

  • The rollover resistance ratings of vehicles were compared to 220,000 actual single-vehicle crashes, and the ratings were found to relate very closely to the real-world rollover experience of vehicles.

  • While the rollover resistance rating does not directly predict the risk of injury or death, keep in mind that rollovers have a higher fatality rate than other kinds of crashes. Remember: Even the highest-rated vehicle can rollover, but you can reduce your chance of being killed in a rollover by about 75 percent just by wearing your seat belt.

  • Here are the rollover resistance ratings: In a single-vehicle crash, a vehicle with a rating of

Five Stars

*****

has a risk of rollover of less than 10 percent.

Four Stars

****

has a risk of rollover between 10 percent and 20 percent.

Three Stars

***

has a risk of rollover between 20 percent and 30 percent.

Two Stars

**

has a risk of rollover between 30 percent and 40 percent.

One Star

*

has a risk of rollover greater than 40 percent.

Frequently Asked Questions About Rollover Resistance Ratings

Why is consumer information for vehicle rollovers necessary?

While rollovers do not occur as frequently as other types of crashes (see Figure D-1), when they do occur, the result is often serious injury or death. Rollovers accounted for more than 10,000 fatalities in the United States in 1999,

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FIGURE D-1 Light vehicle crashes. (SOURCE: NHTSA General Estimates System, 1999.)

more than side and rear crashes combined (see Figure D-2). They also resulted in thousands of serious injuries. NHTSA believes that most of these rollovers, and the tragic injuries that result, are preventable, if consumers understand the roles the driver, roadside environment and vehicle play in causing the rollover.

FIGURE D-2 Fatal crashes. (SOURCE: NHTSA Fatality Analysis Reporting System, 1999.)

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How do most vehicle rollovers occur?

From its studies of real-world single-vehicle crashes, NHTSA has determined that more than 90 percent of rollovers occur after a driver runs off of the road (see Figure D-3). This does not refer to vehicles trying to negotiate difficult trails away from public roads. It refers to vehicles rolling over off of the pavement after the driver has lost control of the vehicle. Once the vehicle slides off of the pavement, a ditch, soft soil, curb or other tripping mechanism usually initiates the rollover.

How should the consumer interpret NHTSA’s rollover resistance ratings?

The rollover resistance ratings are based on static stability factor, which is essentially a measure of how top heavy a vehicle is. The rollover resistance ratings of vehicles were compared to 220,000 actual single vehicle crashes, and the ratings were found to relate very closely to the real-world rollover experience of vehicles. Based on these studies, NHTSA found that taller, narrower vehicles, such as sport utility vehicles (SUVs), are more likely than lower, wider vehicles, such as passenger cars, to trip and roll over once they leave the roadway. Accordingly, NHTSA awards more stars to wider and/or lower vehicles. The rollover resistance rating, however, does not address the causes of the driver losing control and the vehicle leaving the roadway in the first place.

FIGURE D-3 Single-vehicle rollovers. (SOURCE: NHTSA General Estimates System, 1999.)

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Does a vehicle with a higher rollover resistance rating mean it is immune from rollovers?

No, even a five-star vehicle has up to a 10 percent risk of rolling over in a single-vehicle crash. In fact, because of the aggressive way in which the vehicle is driven and/or the age and skill of the driver, certain five-star vehicles such as sports cars, may have a higher number of rollovers per hundred registered vehicles than certain three-star vehicles, such as minivans, due to the fact that they are in more single-vehicle crashes.

How does electronic stability control (ESC) affect rollover, and what is its relationship to the rollover resistance ratings?

Most rollovers occur when a vehicle runs off the road and strikes a curb, soft shoulder, guard rail or other object that “trips” it. The rollover resistance ratings estimate the risk of rollover in event of a single-vehicle crash, usually when the vehicle runs off the road. ESC (which is offered under various trade names) is designed to assist drivers in maintaining control of their vehicles during extreme steering maneuvers. It senses when a vehicle is starting to spin out (oversteer) or plow out (understeer), and it turns the vehicle to the appropriate heading by automatically applying the brake at one or more wheels. Some systems also automatically slow the vehicle with further brake and throttle intervention. What makes ESC promising is the possibility that with its aid many drivers will avoid running off the road and having a single-vehicle crash in the first place. However, ESC cannot keep a vehicle on the road if its speed is simply too great for the available traction and the maneuver the driver is attempting, or if road departure is a result of driver inattention. In these cases, a single-vehicle crash will happen, and the rollover resistance rating will apply as it does to all vehicles in the event of a single-vehicle crash. Some of the 2001 model year vehicles that will be rated have ESC and are identified in the charts with the rollover resistance ratings.

What other information does a consumer need to know in order to minimize the chances of rollover?

A rollover crash is a complex event, heavily influenced by driver and road characteristics, as well as the design of the vehicle. Consequently, a consumer should also know that:

  • All vehicles can roll over. All types of vehicles roll over in certain conditions. While SUVs have the highest number of rollovers per 100 crashes (see Figure D-4), because of the higher numbers of passenger cars on the road, almost half of all rollovers which occurred in 1999 involved passenger cars (see Figure D-5).

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FIGURE D-4 Rollover rate by vehicle type. (SOURCE: NHTSA General Estimates System, 1999.)

  • Rollovers are more likely on rural roads and highways. When a vehicle goes off rural roads it is likely to overturn when it strikes a ditch or embankment or is tripped by soft soil (see Figure D-6). Many other rollover crashes occur along freeways with grassy or dirt medians when a driver loses

FIGURE D-5 Rollovers by vehicle type. (SOURCE: NHTSA General Estimates System, 1999.)

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FIGURE D-6 Rural road rollover. (SOURCE: Docket No. NHTSA 2000-6859. Reprinted with permission of American Suzuki Motor Corporation; © American Suzuki Motor Corporation.)

control at highway speeds and the vehicle slides sideways off the road and overturns when the tires dig into the dirt (see Figure D-7).

What can the consumer do to reduce rollover risk?

Since most vehicle rollovers are single-vehicle crashes, they are often preventable. They are unlike non-rollover multiple-vehicle crashes involving frontal, side and rear impacts, where another driver may have been responsible for the crash. To minimize the risk of a rollover crash and serious injury, the driver should

  • Always wear seat belts. Regardless of vehicle choice, the consumer and his or her passengers can dramatically reduce their risk of being killed or seriously injured in a rollover crash by simply using their seat belts. Seat belt use has an even greater effect on reducing the deadliness of rollover crashes than on other crashes because so many victims of rollover crashes die as a result of being partially or completely thrown from the vehicle. NHTSA estimates that belted occupants are about 75 percent less likely to be killed in a rollover crash than unbelted occupants.

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FIGURE D-7 Freeway rollover. (SOURCE: Docket No. NHTSA 2000-6859. Reprinted with permission of American Suzuki Motor Corporation; © American Suzuki Motor Corporation.)

  • Avoid conditions that lead to loss of control. Common reasons drivers lose control of their vehicles and run off of the road include: driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, driving while sleepy or inattentive, or driving too fast for the conditions.

  • Be careful on rural roads. Drivers should be particularly cautious on curved rural roads and maintain a safe speed to avoid running off the road and striking a ditch or embankment and rolling over.

  • Avoid extreme panic-like steering. Another condition which may cause a rollover is where a driver overcorrects the steering as a panic reaction to an emergency or to something as simple as dropping a wheel off the pavement (see Figure D-8). Especially at freeway speeds, over correcting or excessive steering may cause the driver to lose control resulting in the vehicle sliding sideways and rolling over. If your vehicle should go off the roadway, gradually reduce the vehicle speed and then ease the vehicle back on to the roadway when it is safe to do so (see Figure D-9).

  • Maintain tires properly. Since maintaining vehicle control is the most important factor in minimizing the chances of a vehicle rollover, improperly inflated and worn tires can be dangerous. Worn tires may cause the vehicle to slide sideways on wet or slippery pavement, resulting in the vehicle sliding off

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FIGURE D-8 Out-of-control vehicle. (SOURCE: Docket No. NHTSA 2000-6859. Reprinted with permission of American Suzuki Motor Corporation; © American Suzuki Motor Corporation.)

FIGURE D-9 Vehicle under control. (SOURCE: Docket No. NHTSA 2000-6859. Reprinted with permission of American Suzuki Motor Corporation; © American Suzuki Motor Corporation.)

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the road and increasing the risk of rolling over. Improper inflation can accelerate tire wear, and can even lead to catastrophic failures. It is important that consumers maintain tires properly and replace them, when necessary.

  • Load vehicles properly. Consult your owner’s manual to determine the maximum safe load for your vehicle, and the proper distribution of that load. Pay special attention to the vehicle manufacturer’s instructions and weight limits when using any type of roof rack. Any load placed on the roof will be above the center of gravity of the vehicle and will increase the likelihood of rolling over.

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TRB Special Report 265 - An Assessment of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Rating System for Rollover Resistance finds that the static stability factor is a useful indicator of a vehicle's propensity to roll over, but that U.S. government ratings for new cars, light trucks, and sport utility vehicles do not adequately reflect differences in rollover resistance shown by available crash data. According to the report, the five-star system should be revised to allow better discrimination among vehicles and incorporate results from road tests that measure vehicle control and handling characteristics.

Following the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA's) issuance of vehicle ratings to inform consumers about rollover risk, Congress requested a TRB study to evaluate the appropriateness of the rating system. Motor vehicle rollovers involving passenger cars, vans, pickup trucks, and sport utility vehicles result in approximately 10,000 deaths and 27,000 serious injuries each year in the United States. NHTSA developed a five-star rating system to inform consumers about the rollover resistance of passenger cars and light-duty passenger vehicle trucks.

After thoroughly evaluating NHTSA's development of the rating system, the committee that conducted this study concurred with the agency's reliance on a static measure of vehicle stability but pointed out some inadequacies of the statistical model used to relate this static measure to rollover risk. Alternative statistical approaches would provide a better approximation of risk. The rating system itself was found wanting. The procedures used to develop and test the ratings with consumers through focus groups did not provide credible evidence that consumers understood the message about the actual risk associated with a given vehicle. By being limited to only five levels, the system also discarded valuable information. The data developed by NHTSA could be refined to enable consumers to discriminate better among vehicle models with regard to their rollover experience.

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