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Roof strength update: Most new ratings are good

Automakers are working fast to earn good ratings for occupant protection in rollover crashes. When the Institute launched roof strength evaluations in 2009 to compare vehicle crashworthiness in rollovers, only one-third of the SUVs that were tested earned good ratings (see Status Report special issue: roof strength, March 24, 2009). Since then about 100 vehicles have been tested, and most are rated good.

Roof strength ratings

Acura RLlarge car
M
Audi A3midsize car
G
Audi A4midsize car
G
Audi A6large car
A
Audi Q5midsize SUV
G
BMW 5 serieslarge car
G
Buick LaCrosselarge car
G
Buick Regallarge car
G
Cadillac CTSlarge car
G
Cadillac SRXmidsize SUV
G
Chevrolet Aveo 4drminicar
M
Chevrolet Colorado crewsmall pickup
M
Chevrolet Equinoxmidsize SUV
G
Chevrolet Malibumidsize car
G
Chrysler Sebringmidsize car
G
Dodge Avengermidsize car
G
Dodge Dakota crewsmall pickup
M
Dodge Journeymidsize SUV
G
Dodge Nitromidsize SUV
G
Ford Edgemidsize SUV
A
Ford Escape hybridsmall SUV
P
Ford Escape (except hybrid)small SUV
M
Ford Fiestasmall car
G
Ford Flexmidsize SUV
G
Ford Fusionmidsize car
G
Ford Ranger extendedsmall pickup
A
Ford Tauruslarge car
G
GMC Canyon crewsmall pickup
M
GMC Terrainmidsize SUV
G
Honda Civic 4drsmall car
G
Honda CRVsmall SUV
M
Honda Accord 4drmidsize car
A
Honda Accord Crosstourmidsize SUV
M
Honda Elementsmall SUV
G
Honda Fitminicar
A
Honda Pilotmidsize SUV
M
Hyundai Accent 4drminicar
A
Hyundai Genesislarge car
G
Hyundai Sonatamidsize car
G
Hyundai Tucsonsmall SUV
G
Infiniti M37/M56large car
G
Jeep Grand Cherokeemidsize SUV
G
Jeep Libertymidsize SUV
G
Jeep Patriotsmall SUV
G
Kia Fortesmall car
G
Kia Rio 4drminicar
A
Kia Sorentomidsize SUV
G
Kia Soulsmall car
G
Kia Sportagesmall SUV
G
Lexus GSlarge car
A
Lexus HS 250hmidsize car
A
Lexus RXmidsize SUV
G
Lincoln MKSlarge car
G
Lincoln MKTmidsize SUV
G
Lincoln MKXmidsize SUV
A
Lincoln MKZmidsize car
G
Mazda 6midsize car
A
Mazda CX-7midsize SUV
M
Mazda Tribute hybridsmall SUV
P
Mazda Tribute (except hybrid)small SUV
M
Mercedes C classmidsize car
G
Mercedes E classlarge car
G
Mercury Mariner hybridsmall SUV
P
Mercury Mariner (except hybrid)small SUV
M
Mercury Milanmidsize car
G
Mini Cooperminicar
A
Mitsubishi Endeavormidsize SUV
M
Mitsubishi Galantmidsize car
A
Mitsubishi Lancersmall car
G
Mitsubishi Outlandersmall SUV
A
Nissan Altima 4drmidsize car
A
Nissan Cubesmall car
G
Nissan Frontier crewsmall pickup
G
Nissan Maximamidsize car
A
Nissan Muranomidsize SUV
M
Nissan Pathfindermidsize SUV
M
Nissan Roguesmall SUV
A
Nissan Xterramidsize SUV
A
Scion xBsmall car
G
Smart Fortwomicrocar
G
Subaru Forestersmall SUV
G
Subaru Imprezasmall car
G
Subaru Legacymidsize car
G
Subaru Outbackmidsize car
G
Subaru Tribecamidsize SUV
G
Suzuki Equator crewsmall pickup
G
Suzuki Grand Vitarasmall SUV
A
Suzuki Kizashimidsize car
A
Toyota 4Runnermidsize SUV
A
Toyota Avalonlarge car
G
Toyota Camrymidsize car
G
Toyota Corollasmall car
G
Toyota FJ Cruisermidsize SUV
A
Toyota Highlandermidsize SUV
G
Toyota RAV4small SUV
A
Toyota Siennaminivan
G
Toyota Tacoma crewsmall pickup
M
Toyota Venzamidsize SUV
G
Toyota Yaris 4drminicar
A
Volkswagen Golf 4drsmall car
G
Volkswagen Jettamidsize car
G
Volkswagen Passatmidsize car
G
Volkswagen Tiguansmall SUV
G
Volvo C30midsize car
G
Volvo S40midsize car
A
Volvo S80large car
G
Volvo XC60midsize SUV
G
Volvo XC90midsize SUV
G
GOOD
G
ACCEPTABLE
A
MARGINAL
M
POOR
P

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