The Mitsubishi Galant, Toyota Avalon and the Volvo V70 - all with side air bags - earned the top rating of 5-stars for all seating positions in the latest round of frontal and side impact crash tests conducted by the U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

NHTSA's consumer information program uses a one to five star rating system, with five being the highest. Star ratings reflect a vehicle's ability to protect the driver and passenger in a crash.

In this latest group of rollover testing, all newly tested passenger cars received 4-stars for rollover. NHTSA uses a five star scale, as well as a percent chance of rollover, to rate a vehicle on its likelihood of rollover in a single-vehicle crash.

The latest release concludes NHTSA's crash test and rollover ratings for passenger cars for the 2005 model year. All results, including previously tested model year 2005 vehicles, are available at the agency's web site:

Make and ModelClass/
Rear Pass
Rating 1
Buick LaCrosse 4-DRPC/H55334
Toyota Avalon 4-DR w/SABPC/H55554
Chevrolet Malibu 4-DR w/SABPC/Me55544
Ford Mustang 2-DRPC/Me554ND5
Honda Accord 2-DR w/SABPC/Me55454
Honda Accord 4-DR w/SABPC/Me55444
Honda Accord Hybrid 4-DR w/SABPC/Me55444
Mitsubishi Galant 4-DR w/SABPC/Me55554
Nissan Maxima 4-DR w/SABPC/Me54444
Pontiac G6 4-DR later release 2 w/SABPC/Me54554
Subaru Forester 4-DR w/SABPC/Me55554
Suzuki Verona 4-DR w/SABPC/Me34434
Toyota Camry 4-DRPC/Me55434
Volkswagen new Jetta 4-DR w/SABPC/Me44554
Volvo V70 4-DR w/SABPC/Me55554
Volvo XC70 4-DRPC/Me55554
Chevrolet Cobalt 4-DRPC/C45244
Saturn Ion 4-DRPC/C55344
Scion tC 2-DRPC/C54444

Shaded areas indicate new crash test or rollover results.

PC = Passenger Car (H=Heavy, 3500 lbs or greater; Me=Medium, 3000-3499 lbs; C=Compact, 2500-2999 lbs; L=Light, 2000-2499 lbs; Mi=Mini, 1500-1999 lbs)

w/SAB = with side air bags

ND = No data. The instruments used to record the test data malfunctioned.

1 = if involved in a single-vehicle crash
2 = Valid for Pontiac G6s produced on and after January 24, 2005