Video: Positive crash tests

updated 6/13/2004 9:14:01 PM ET 2004-06-14T01:14:01

We design all of our vehicles, including the Ford Escape, to provide our customers with a high level of real-world occupant protection.  When we designed the Escape, we didn’t make any compromises in offering a wide array of standard and available safety and security features.  In fact, with its stiff bodyshell and comprehensive occupant protection features, Escape is one of the safest vehicles in its class.

Additionally, the 2004 Escape has been included in a variety of public domain tests including the federal government's NCAP and LINCAP crash tests.  In both the LINCAP and NCAP crash tests, the Escape received high ratings, five stars and four stars for driver and passenger respectively in frontal impact and five stars for both front seat and rear seat passengers in side impact.

Nissan takes its commitment to product safety and customer satisfaction very seriously. We build and design all of our vehicles to meet and outperform the stringent safety regulations established by the federal government and our own internal safety standards. Nissan continues to evaluate ways to satisfy its consumers.  

With regard to the recent IIHS test in which the Nissan Titan performed competitively in its class, we are happy to see our commitment to safety corroborated. We will review, evaluate and, as necessary, take these results into consideration along with other data generated from outside sources. However, we believe it is difficult for any one test to accurately reflect real-world conditions and recommend looking at actual collision data in the field as a barometer for a vehicle’s performance.

The performance of the new BMW 5 Series in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety 40-mph offset crash test is further evidence of BMW Group’s long-standing dedication to passenger safety. The new 5 Series is the fifth BMW Group vehicle to be subjected to this extremely stringent test and each one has earned a “Best Pick” rating by IIHS. BMW’s leadership in active safety, combined with our pioneering efforts as the first manufacturer in the world to offer a Head Protection System demonstrate our commitment to passenger protection.

We applaud the Institute for their ongoing efforts to raise the public’s awareness of this important issue. We share their commitment to making our roadways safer.

As [IIHS] has reported, they all-new Volvo S40 achieved the highest IIHS safety rating of Good Best Pick.

Over thirty years of worldwide traffic accident research by Volvo, reflecting approximately 30,000 crashes, has helped Volvo determine how to best optimize occupant safety. Real world safety is the highest priority, which Volvo has demonstrated over and over again by applying its leading knowledge and modern facilities to pioneer new safety systems… As in all Volvo models, safety in the all-new Volvo S40 is a holistic concern. It is the interaction of many items.


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