The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave these vehicles a “Good” rating in its crash tests. As a point of comparison, we’ve included in this list the vehicles that did poorly in the testing. If you’re considering a different vehicle, you can check to see if it’s been tested and how it scored at the IIHS site.



Best and worst picks for crash-worthiness

 
Best

Worst

Large luxury cars
1997-2003 BMW 5 Series

1997-2003 Buick Park Ave

2000-2003 Cadillac Seville

2003 Infinity Q45

1999-2003 Lexus GS

2001-2003 Lexus LS 430

2000-2003 Lincoln LS

 
Midsize luxury cars 2000-2003 BMW 3 Series

2002-2003 Jaguar X Type

2001-2003 Mercedes C Class

2002-2003 Lexus ES 300

2002-2003 Lexus IS 300

2002 Saab 9-5

2001-2003 Volvo S60

2001-2003 Volvo S80

 
Large family cars

2000-2003 Buick LeSabre

2000-2003 Pontiac Bonneville

2001-2003 Oldsmobile Aurora

2000-2003 Ford Taurus

2000-2003 Mercury Sable

 
Midsize moderately priced cars 1999-2003 Acura TL

2002-2003 Audi A4

2000-2003 Toyota Avalon

1998-2003 Volkswagen Passat

 
Midsize inexpensive cars 2003 Honda Accord

2002-2003 Nissan Altima

2000-2003 Subaru Legacy

2002-2003 Toyota Camry

1995-2003 Chevrolet Cavalier

1999-2003 Oldsmobile Alero

1999-2003 Pontiac Grand AM

1995-2002 Pontiac Sunfire

Small cars 2001-2003 Honda Civic

2002-2003 Mini Cooper

2002-2003 Mitsubishi Lancer

2002-2003 Suzuki Aerio

2002 Subaru Impreza

2003 Toyota Corolla

1998-2003 Volkswagen Beetle

1999-2003 Volkswagen Jetta/Golf

2002-2003 Volvo S40

2001-2003 Hyundai Elantra

1998-2003 Kia Sephia/Spectra

Midsize SUVs 2001-2003 Acura MDX

2001-2003 BMW X5

2002-2003 Ford Explorer

1999-2003 Lexus RX 300

1999-2003 Mercedes M Class

2002-2003 Mercury Mountaineer

2001-2003 Mitsubishi Montero

2001-2003 Suzuki Grand Vitara

2001-2003 Toyota Highlander

2003 Volvo XC90

1995-2003 Chevy Blazer

1995-2001 GMC Jimmy/Envoy

1996-2001 Oldsmobile Bravada

Small SUVs

2002-2003 Honda CRV

2003 Honda Element

2003 Mitsubishi Outlander

2003 Subaro Forester

Large pick-ups 2002-2003 Dodge Ram 1500

2000-2003 Toyota Tundra

1997-2003 Ford F150
Small pickups

1998-2003 Ford Ranger*

1998-2003 Mazda B Series*

1998-2003 Toyota Tacoma*

* Average ranking only

1997-2003 Dodge Dakota

1998-2003 Nissan Frontier

Passenger vans 1999-2003 Honda Odyssey

1998-2003 Toyota Sienna

1996-2003 Chevrolet Astro

1997-2003 Chevrolet Venture

1996-2003 GMC Safari

1997-2003 Oldsmobile Silhouette

1997-2003 Pontiac Trans Sport/Montana

— Updated: June 3, 2003

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