The newly redesigned Subaru Outback tops the National Highway Traffic Safety Admin.’s first round of ’05 crash and rollover ratings. The car-based Outback, classified as an SUV by NHTSA and as an upper middle car by Ward’s segmentation, was the only vehicle of nine tested to earn a 5-star rating for all four seating positions in front- and side-impact crash simulations. Chrysler Group’s 300 sedan and Dodge Magnum wagon were awarded five stars in three of four categories, while the Nissan ...

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