The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) has released its final list of 2012 vehicles that will be evaluated under the agency's 5-Star Safety Rating program. The roster includes 42 passenger cars, 22 sport utility vehicles, eight pickup trucks and two vans. According to NHTSA, that sample will provide consumers with safety information on approximately 81 percent of all 2012-model-year passenger vehicles and 92 percent of the entire fleet. The agency does not plan to retest any carryover 2011 models that have already been rated using its new and more stringent 5-Star criteria that was adopted last year.

"Our 5-star ratings program is a critical resource to help consumers make the best possible decisions about the cars they want to buy," said U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood. "By revamping the tests and creating a more rigorous program last year, we raised the bar on safety for all vehicle manufacturers. People should remember: More stars, safer cars."

In addition to issuing its basic safety ratings, NHTSA also provides buyers with recommendations on vehicles equipped with various crash-avoidance technologies. For 2012, it has recognized 68 models equipped with either lane-departure warning and/or forward-collision warning systems that also will be evaluated. Those findings along with the results of the comprehensive 5-Star testing will be posted online at www.safercars.com.

The following is a complete list of the 2012 vehicles that NHTSA will subject to its 5-Star safety regimen, broken out by manufacturer names.

 

Acura:
2012 Acura TL
2012 Acura MDX

BMW:
2012 BMW 328i

Buick:
2012 Buick Regal eAssist

Cadillac:
2012 Cadillac CTS
2012 Cadillac SRX


Chevrolet:
2012 Chevrolet Camaro
2012 Chevrolet Impala
2012 Chevrolet Sonic
2012 Chevrolet Suburban 1500
2012 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Crew Cab


Chrysler:
2012 Chrysler 200
2012 Chrysler 300
2012 Chrysler Town & Country

Coda:
2012 Coda Sedan

Dodge:
2012 Dodge Avenger
2012 Dodge Charger
2012 Dodge Durango
2012 Dodge Journey

Fiat:
2012 Fiat 500 3-dr

Ford:
2012 Ford Focus
2012 Ford Focus BEV
2012 Ford Transit Connect
2012 Ford Mustang
2012 Ford Expedition
2012 Ford Explorer
2012 Ford F-150 Supercab
2012 Ford F-250 Super Crew

Honda:
2012 Honda Civic
2012 Honda Civic Hybrid
2012 Honda CR-V
2012 Honda CR-Z 3-dr
2012 Honda Fit 5-dr
2012 Honda Pilot

Hyundai:
2012 Hyundai Accent
2012 Hyundai Elantra
2012 Hyundai Santa Fe
2012 Hyundai Tucson

Jeep:
2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee
2012 Jeep Liberty

Kia:
2012 Kia Rio
2012 Kia Sorento
2012 Kia Soul
2012 Kia Sportage

Lexus:
2012 Lexus ES 350

Mazda:
2012 Mazda Mazda3
2012 Mazda Mazda6

Mitsubishi:
2012 Mitsubishi Lancer
2012 Mitsubishi i 5-dr
2012 Mitsubishi Outlander
2012 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

Nissan:
2012 Nissan Maxima
2012 Nissan Versa
2012 Nissan Juke

RAM:
2012 Ram 1500 Crew Cab
2012 Ram 2500 Crew Cab
2012 Ram 1500 Quad Cab


Scion:
2012 Scion iQ 3-dr


Subaru:
2012 Subaru Impreza
2012 Subaru Legacy
2012 Subaru Outback

Suzuki:
2012 Suzuki SX4

Toyota:
2012 Toyota Camry
2012 Toyota Corolla
2012 Toyota Prius V
2012 Toyota Yaris 5-dr
2012 Toyota Sienna
2012 Toyota 4Runner
2012 Toyota RAV4
2012 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab
2012 Toyota Tundra Double Cab

Volkswagen:
2012 Volkswagen Beetle
2012 Volkswagen Passat

Volvo:
2012 Volvo S60

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