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The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) latest crash test results for 2001 model year vehicles now available on the agency’s World Wide Web site.

The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) latest crash test results for 2001 model year vehicles now available on the agency’s World Wide Web site: 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. Frontal tests should be compared only within the same weight class.

A fact sheet containing explanatory information and tables showing NCAP crash tests results for model year 2001 vehicles, is available by calling the NHTSA Office of Public and Consumer Affairs, 202-366-9550; the Auto Safety Hotline, 1-800-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236); or by writing to NHTSA Public Affairs, Room 5232, 400 Seventh St., SW, Washington, DC 20590, USA.

The crash test information is available at NHTSA’s web site by clicking on ‘Crash Tests’ under ‘Popular Information’ in the index on the left side of the screen.