Infiniti M Line Gets Five-Star Rating from NHTSA

Infiniti M Line Gets Five-Star Rating from NHTSA

Testing is underway at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) for a host of 2013 models, the first of which is Infiniti’s M line. 

The luxury automaker’s flagship line achieved a five-star rating which is the highest attainable score under its New Car Assessment Program (NCAP).

Apart from being good news in general, it also reflects well on the car’s ability to weather a rollover crash while keeping its occupants safe. NHTSA’s test is the only one that rates rollover crashes, unlike the IIHS Top Safety Picks.

“Infiniti’s ‘Inspired Performance’ encompasses the total design of our vehicles, including our goal to provide a secure, confidence-inspiring environment for driver and passengers. The NHTSA 5-Star NCAP rating is an important third-party validation of these efforts,” said Infiniti Americas Vice President Ben Poore.

Interestingly, there aren’t many modern safety features offered as standard equipment. Everything you would expect in a modern luxury car is available, but the base model only includes seat belts, air bags, antilock brakes, stability control and other basic features. More recent technology like blind spot detection and lane departure warning are available, but only as options.