If luxury and safety go hand in hand for you, then you might want to take a look at the 2013 Infiniti M sedan, which just received five stars in crash tests from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
NHTSA’s five-star safety rating system, also known as the New Car Assessment Program (NCAP), covers three major parameters: frontal crashes, side crashes, and rollover safety. For model year 2013, the Infiniti M35 hybrid, M37, and M56 received an overall five stars. Says Ben Poore, Vice President of Infiniti Americas, “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.”
The three 2013 Infiniti trims received four stars in the NHTSA’s frontal and rollover tests while five stars in the side crash tests. The NHTSA recommended the following technologies in all three vehicles: electronic stability control (ESC), forward collision warning, and lane departure warning.
The private Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the only other major organization that impartially rates vehicle safety, has not released its ratings on the 2013 Infiniti M sedan.
The NHTSA currently is the only major car safety organization that tests vehicle strength in rollover accidents.
Source: Nissan / Infiniti