113 Model Year 2001 Vehicles The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) today announced it will crash test 113 model year 2001 vehicles to obtain safety information that will help consumers make buying decisions. The U. S. Department of Transportation's traffic safety agency said it will crash test 72 passenger cars, 19 sport utility vehicles, 11 vans, and 11 pickups in its New Car Assessment Program (NCAP). Sixty-one vehicles will be crashed in the frontal direction and 52 vehicles will be crashed from the side.