Mazda CX-5, Ford Escape Get Four-Star Crash Rating

Mazda CX-5, Ford Escape Get Four-Star Crash Rating

Testing is underway for 2013 model year vehicles, with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) putting the new and redesigned vehicles through its crash tests.

The newly-redesigned 2013 Ford Escape and the 2013 Mazda CX-5 both got an overall rating of four out of five, giving both new crossovers decent, but not great, crash test results. Both vehicles earned five stars on the side-impact crash tests, but saw four-star marks in frontal testing and rollover testing.

New vehicles that have so far received five-star overall ratings include the Hyundai Elantra GT and BMW 3 Series Hybrid.

NHTSA plans to test 54 vehicles for 2013: 33 passenger cars, 16 SUVs, one van, and four pickup trucks.

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