The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) latest crash test results for 2001 model year vehicles are now available on the agency’s website (http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov).
For frontal impact, the Honda Civic two-door, Honda Civic four-door, Volvo S80 four-door, and the Nissan Quest van are rated.
Rated for side impact are the Oldsmobile Aurora four-door, Honda Accord two-door with side air bags, Honda Civic two-door with side air bags, Honda Civic four-door with side air bags, Kia Sephia four-door, Chevrolet Tracker two-door utility, and the Pontiac Aztek four-door utility.
For both frontal and side impact, the New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) reports crash test results in a range of one to five stars, with five stars showing the best crash protection for vehicles. However, the NHTSA cautions that frontal tests for vehicles should be compared only with those within the same weight class.