NHTSA Names 23 Models to be Safety Tested

Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announcement

WASHINGTON – The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced its list of model year 2023 vehicles for crash testing as part of the agency’s 5-Star Safety Ratings system under its New Car Assessment Program.

(For the complete list, click HERE.)

These vehicles represent approximately 86 percent of the new vehicle fleet, a broad cross section that will help consumers make purchasing decisions about the vehicles that best fit their needs.

NHTSA’s New Car Assessment Program, the government’s premier consumer information program for evaluating vehicle safety, crash tests new vehicles and rates them on how well they protect occupants in frontal, side and rollover crashes. Results from these tests are compiled into a rating of one to five stars, with five stars being the highest.

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“Safety is at the heart of everything we do at NHTSA. Our 5-Star Safety Ratings system gives Americans the information they need to consider safety performance in their vehicle choice,” said Ann Carlson, NHTSA’s Acting Administrator. “The program also helps reduce injuries and deaths by spurring vehicle manufacturers to incorporate vehicle safety technologies more broadly in more makes and models.”

The vehicle safety ratings are displayed on the window sticker of new cars, and manufacturers routinely use them in advertising.

NHTSA also announced the list of vehicles it will test to verify the performance of certain advanced driver assistance systems. The technologies for evaluation are lane departure warning, forward collision warning, crash imminent braking and dynamic brake support.  

(For the complete list, click HERE.)

NHTSA is working to finalize the significant safety updates the agency proposed in March 2022 to its 5-Star Safety Ratings program. The proposed updates included expanded testing of ADAS and a 10-year roadmap for future NCAP updates. These improvements are part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s efforts to improve safety on our nation’s roads and will help fulfill requirements included in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, as well as the Department’s National Roadway Safety Strategy.