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1999 Ford Contour

Midsize moderately priced car
  • Moderate overlap front
    P
1995 Ford Contour shown
1995 Ford Contour shown
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Antilock brakes (optional)
Model yearFront small overlapFront moderate overlapSideRoof strengthHead restraints & seats
2000
P
1999
P
1998
P
1997
P
1996
P
1995
P

Applies to 1995-2000 models

Overall evaluation
P
Structure and safety cage
M
Injury measures
Head/neck
G
Chest
G
Leg/foot, left
P
Leg/foot, right
P
Restraints and dummy kinematics
G
Important: Frontal crash test ratings should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

The Ford Contour and the Mercury Mystique were introduced in the 1995 model year.

Injury measures

Measures taken from the head, neck, and chest indicate low risk of injuries to these body regions in a crash of this severity. Forces on both tibias indicate that injuries to the lower legs would be likely. Head acceleration from the B-pillar/roof rail hit was low.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

Dummy movement was well controlled. During rebound, the dummy moved toward the driver door, and its head hit the B-pillar and roof rail.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle1995 Ford Contour GL 4-door
Weight 2,851 lbs.
Side airbagsnone
Wheelbase107 in.
Length184 in.
Width69 in.
Engine2.0 L 4-cylinder
EPA ratings24 mpg city / 32 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCF95010
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm)18
Left (cm)29
Center (cm)32
Right (cm)20
Brake pedal (cm)23
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm)7
Right (cm)8
Steering column movement
Upward (cm)9
Rearward (cm)-4
A-pillar rearward movement (cm)5

Driver injury measures

Test IDCF95010
Head
HIC-15268
Peak gs at hard contact22
Neck
Tension (kN)1.3
Extension bending moment (Nm)22
Maximum Nij 0.29
Chest maximum compression (mm)35
Legs
Femur force - left (kN)3.0
Femur force - right (kN)3.4
Knee displacement - left (mm)2
Knee displacement - right (mm)6
Maximum tibia index - left1.72
Maximum tibia index - right1.59
Tibia axial force - left (kN)3.4
Tibia axial force - right (kN)3.4
Foot acceleration (g)
Left72
Right52

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