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NHTSA completes Model Year 2005 Pickup Truck Crash and Rollover Testing, Results Available on Safercar.Gov

Two pickup truck manufacturers have earned the highest possible crash test safety ratings in the latest tests by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

Model year 2005 pickup trucks that earned the top rating of 5-stars for all available seating positions in frontal and side crash tests were the: Dodge Dakota 2-DR and Toyota Tacoma 2-DR.

All results are available at the agency’s web site: www.safercar.gov.

New 2005 ratings for frontal impact are available for the following pickup trucks:  Chevrolet Colorado 2-DR, Chevrolet Silverado 4-DR, Dodge Dakota 2-DR, Dodge Dakota 4-DR, GMC Canyon 2-DR, GMC Sierra 4-DR, Nissan Frontier 4-DR, Nissan Titan 4-DR and Toyota Tacoma 2-DR.

New 2005 ratings for side impact are available for the following pickup trucks: Chevrolet Colorado 2-DR, Dodge Dakota 2-DR, GMC Canyon 2-DR, Nissan Frontier 4-DR and Toyota Tacoma 2-DR.

NHTSA crash test ratings apply to both 4x2 and 4x4 versions of the same make and model.  Separate rollover testing is done for 4x2 and 4x4 versions of 2005 models selected for rollover testing. 

New 2005 rollover ratings are available for the: Dodge Dakota 4x2 2-DR, Dodge Dakota 4x2 2-DR, Dodge Dakota 4x4 2-DR, Dodge Dakota 4x4 4-DR.

Several pickups earned 4-stars for rollover rating. The highest rated vehicle was the Chevrolet Silverado 4x2 and its corporate twin, the GMC Sierra 4x2, with 4-stars and a 15.9 percent chance of rollover if involved in a single-vehicle crash. The lowest rated vehicle was the Ford Ranger 4x4 and its corporate twin, the Mazda B-Series 4x4, with 2-stars and a 30.6 percent chance of rollover.

MODEL YEAR 2005 PICKUP TRUCK CRASH TEST SUMMARY
Results also available at
www.safercar.gov
(Using search option 1, select
Pickup, then select 2005, then submit "View 2005 Pickups")
Make and Model Front- Driver Front- Pass Side- Driver Side- Rear Pass
Chevrolet Colorado 2-DR 4 5 4 NS
Chevrolet Colorado 4-DR 4 4 4 5
Chevrolet Silverado 2-DR 4 3 N/A N/A
Chevrolet Silverado 4-DR 4 3 N/A N/A
Dodge Dakota 2-DR 5 5 5 STS
Dodge Dakota 4-DR 5 4 N/A N/A
Dodge Ram 1500 2-DR 5 5 N/A N/A
Dodge Ram 1500 4-DR 5 5 N/A N/A
Ford F-150 2-DR 5 5 N/A N/A
Ford F-150 4-DR 5 5 N/A N/A
Ford Ranger 2-DR 4 4 5 NS
Ford Ranger 2-DR Extended Cab 4 4 4 STS
GMC Canyon 2-DR 4 5 4 NS
GMC Canyon 4-DR 4 4 4 5
GMC Sierra 2-DR 4 3 N/A N/A
GMC Sierra 4-DR 4 3 N/A N/A
Mazda B-Series 2-DR 4 4 5 NS
Mazda B-Series Extended Cab 4 4 4 STS
Nissan Frontier 4-DR 4 4 5 5
Nissan Titan 4-DR 5 4 N/A N/A
Toyota Tacoma 2-DR 5 5 5 STS
Toyota Tundra 2-DR 4 5 5 STS
Toyota Tundra 4-DR 4 5 N/A N/A

NS = No seat
STS = Seat too small
N/A = Exempt from Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 214, Side Impact Protection

Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon are corporate twins of one another and share the same test results.
Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra are corporate twins of one another and share the same test results.
Ford Ranger and Mazda B-Series are corporate twins of one another and share the same test results.

Shaded areas indicate new crash test results.

MODEL YEAR 2005 PICKUP TRUCK ROLLOVER TEST SUMMARY
Results also available at
www.safercar.gov
(Using search option 1, select
Pickup, then select 2005, then submit "View 2005 Pickups")
Make and Model 2-wheel drive 4-wheel drive
Star Rating Percent Chance of Rollover 1 Tip or No tip Star Rating Percent Chance of Rollover 1 Tip or No tip
Chevrolet Colorado 2-DR 4 18.5 No tip 4 17.9 No tip
Chevrolet Colorado 4-DR 4 18.5 No tip 4 17.9 No tip
Chevrolet Silverado 2-DR 4 15.9 No tip 4 18.5 No tip
Chevrolet Silverado 4-DR 4 15.9 No tip 4 18.5 No tip
Dodge Dakota 2-DR 4 19.1 No tip 4 17.9 No tip
Dodge Dakota 4-DR 4 19.1 No tip 4 17.9 No tip
Dodge Ram 1500 2-DR 4 17.9 No tip 4 19.8 No tip
Dodge Ram 1500 4-DR 4 17.9 No tip 4 19.8 No tip
Ford F-150 2-DR 4 17.4 No tip 4 19.8 No tip
Ford F-150 4-DR 4 17.4 No tip 4 19.8 No tip
Ford Ranger 2-DR 3 21.9 No tip 2 30.6 No tip
Ford Ranger 2-DR Extended Cab 3 21.9 No tip 2 30.6 No tip
GMC Canyon 2-DR 4 18.5 No tip 4 17.9 No tip
GMC Canyon 4-DR 4 18.5 No tip 4 17.9 No tip
GMC Sierra 2-DR 4 15.9 No tip 4 18.5 No tip
GMC Sierra 4-DR 4 15.9 No tip 4 18.5 No tip
Mazda B-Series 2-DR 3 21.9 No tip 2 30.6 No tip
Mazda B-Series Extended Cab 3 21.9 No tip 2 30.6 No tip
Nissan Frontier 4-DR These MY2005 vehicles were not tested for rollover.
Nissan Titan 4-DR
Toyota Tacoma 2-DR
Toyota Tundra 2-DR
Toyota Tundra 4-DR

1:  if involved in a single-vehicle crash

Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon are corporate twins of one another and share the same test results.
Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra are corporate twins of one another and share the same test results.
Ford Ranger and Mazda B-Series are corporate twins of one another and share the same test results.

Shaded areas indicate new rollover test results.