NHTSA Rolls Out 2013 Model Year Vehicles to be Rated Under Five-Star Safety Rating Program

By Trevor Dorchies | September 14, 2012
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced every 2013 model year vehicle that will now go through its five-star safety rating testing regiment.  This system helps prospective buyers by making the vehicle's safety information easy to attain and understand. The NHTSA tests hundreds of vehicles every year and gives each a certain number of stars depending how well it faired in testing. The more stars a vehicle gets, the safer it is. The NHTSA's crash testing is meant to simulate a real-world accident and uses crash-test dummies, which vary in size, to collect data for research. In total, the NHTSA will evaluate 54 vehicles. The vehicles include 33 cars, 16 SUVs, four trucks, and one van. It's the NHTSA's goal to provide safety information for about 85 percent of all 2013 model year vehicles. Roll-over tests delve even further and cover around 92 percent of all 2013 model year vehicles. This five-star program doesn't just help prospective buyers; it also helps automakers get a better idea of how it can improve upon a vehicle, too.  Advanced safety features like forward collision warning and lane departure systems are noticed during testing. To view all of the NHTSA's findings, including vehicle safety ratings, check out its website. You can also check out the complete list 2013 model year vehicles below.

Model Year 2013 Vehicles Selected for the 5-Star Safety Rating Tests

PASSENGER CARS

 

 

PICKUP TRUCKS

 

 

SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES & VANS

 
The list of model year 2013 vehicles selected for LDW, FCW and/or ESC confirmation testing is as follows.

Model Year 2013 Vehicles Equipped with LDW, FCW and/or ESC

Selected for Confirmation Testing

PASSENGER CARS

 

 

SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES & VANS

  KEY: PU – Pickup, EC – Extended Cab, CC – Crew Cab, DR – Door, HB – Hatchback, SUV – Sport Utility Vehicle, SW – Station Wagon Source: NHTSA

Make

Model

Body Style

Acura

ILX

4DR

Audi

A4

4DR

Buick

Verano

4DR

Cadillac

ATS

4DR

Cadillac

XTS

4DR

Chevrolet

Malibu

4DR

Dodge

Challenger

2DR

Dodge

Dart

4DR

Fiat

500

3HB

Ford

CMAX Energi

5HB

Ford

CMAX HEV

5HB

Ford

Focus

4DR

Ford

Focus BEV

5HB

Ford

Fusion

4DR

Ford

Fusion Energi

4DR

Ford

Taurus

4DR

Honda

Accord

2DR

Honda

Accord

4DR

Honda

Civic

2DR

Honda

Civic

4DR

Infiniti

M37

4DR

Lexus

ES350

4DR

Lexus

IS250

4DR

Mercedes-Benz

C-Class

4DR

Nissan

Altima

4DR

Nissan

Leaf

5HB

Nissan

Sentra

4DR

Subaru

Impreza

SW

Subaru

Legacy

4DR

Toyota

Avalon

4DR

Toyota

Prius C

5HB

Toyota

Prius v

SW

Volkswagen

Beetle

2DR

Make

Model

Body Style

Chevrolet

Silverado 2500

PU/EC

Ram

1500

PU/CC

Ram

1500 Quad Cab

PU/EC

Toyota

Tacoma

PU/EC

Make

Model

Body Style

BMW

X5

SUV

Chevrolet

Traverse

SUV

Ford

Escape

SUV

Ford

Explorer

SUV

Hyundai

Santa Fe Sport

SUV

Jeep

Compass

SUV

Jeep

Patriot

SUV

Lexus

RX350

SUV

Mazda

CX-5

SUV

Mazda

CX-9

SUV

Mercedes-Benz

ML-Class

SUV

Nissan

Pathfinder

SUV

Subaru

Outback

SUV

Toyota

RAV4

SUV

Toyota

Sienna

VAN

Toyota

Venza

SUV

Volkswagen

Tiguan

SUV

Make

Model

Body

LDW

FCW

ESC

Audi

A4

4DR

ü

Audi

A6

4DR

ü

BMW

3-Series Sedan

4DR

ü

ü

Cadillac

XTS (Magna system)

4DR

ü

ü

Chevrolet

Volt

4DR

ü

ü

Chevrolet

Malibu

4DR

ü

ü

Chrysler

300

4DR

ü

Dodge

Dart

4DR

ü

Ford

Fusion

4DR

ü

ü

ü

Ford

Taurus

4DR

ü

Honda

Accord Sedan

4DR

ü

ü

Honda

Fit

5HB

ü

Hyundai

Genesis (BH)

4DR

ü

ü

Nissan

Sentra

4DR

ü

Subaru

Outback

SW

ü

ü

Subaru

XV Crosstrek

SW

ü

Suzuki

SX4

4DR

ü

Toyota

Avalon

4DR

ü

ü

Toyota

Prius

4DR

ü

ü

Make

Model

Body

LDW

FCW

ESC

Acura

RDX

SUV

ü

Buick

Encore

SUV

ü

ü

 

Ford

Escape

SUV

ü

Ford

Explorer

SUV

ü

ü

Infiniti

JX

SUV

ü

ü

 

Mazda

CX-5

SUV

ü

Nissan

Xterra

SUV

ü

Toyota

RAV4

SUV

ü

ü

Volkswagen

Routan

VAN

ü

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