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2007 Ford Crown Victoria

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2007 Ford Crown Victoria
2007 Ford Crown Victoria
Crashworthiness
  • Moderate overlap front
    G
  • Side with optional side airbags
    M
  • Side without optional side airbags
    P
  • Head restraints & seats
    M


Ratings shown are the latest available for this model year.
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Model year Front overlap Side Roof strength Head restraints & seats Front crash prevention
Small Moderate
2011
G
M
M
Crash avoidance rating
2010
G
M
M
Crash avoidance rating
2009
G
M
M
Crash avoidance rating
2008
G
M
P
M
Crash avoidance rating
2007
G
M
P
M
Crash avoidance rating
2006
G
P
M
Crash avoidance rating
2005
G
P
M
Crash avoidance rating
2004
G
P
M
Crash avoidance rating
2003
G
P
M
Crash avoidance rating

Applies to 2003-11 models built after May 2003

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

This rating applies to vehicles other than the specific model and body style tested.

The Lincoln Town Car, Ford Crown Victoria, and Mercury Grand Marquis were re-engineered for the 2003 model year. Beginning with 2008 models, the Ford Crown Victoria was sold when new only to fleets. The Mercury Grand Marquis was discontinued after the 2010 model year.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has evaluated the crashworthiness of a 2003 Town Car in two 40 mph frontal offset crash tests into deformable barriers. In the first test, a high acceleration occurred when the dummy's head rebounded against the B-pillar, indicating a possibility of head injury. This led Lincoln to modify the frontal airbag deployment characteristics on models produced after May 2003 (note: information about when a specific vehicle was manufactured is on the certification label typically affixed to the car on or near the driver door).

The Institute tested a second Town Car with the modified airbags, and all head injury measures were low. Ratings of the Town Car listed here are from the second test.

Injury measures

In the second test, 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 the left femur, knee, and tibia indicate that injuries to the leg and knee would be possible. Head acceleration from the roof rail/window frame hit was low.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

Dummy movement was reasonably well controlled in the second test. During rebound, the top of the head hit the roof rail and adjacent window frame between the A- and B-pillars. As in the first test, the driver's seat tipped toward the door.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle 2003 Lincoln Town Car Premium Signature 4-door
Weight 4,392 lbs.
Side airbags front seat-mounted combination head and torso airbags
Wheelbase 118 in.
Length 215 in.
Width 78 in.
Engine 4.6 L V8
EPA ratings 17 mpg city / 25 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CEF0313
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 10
Left (cm) 12
Center (cm) 14
Right (cm) 11
Brake pedal (cm) 6
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 5
Right (cm) 5
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) 3
Rearward (cm) 3
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 7

Driver injury measures

Test ID CEF0313
Head
HIC-15 265
Peak gs at hard contact 15
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.5
Extension bending moment (Nm) 10
Maximum Nij 0.26
Chest maximum compression (mm) 36
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 7.5
Femur force - right (kN) 2.6
Knee displacement - left (mm) 13
Knee displacement - right (mm) 0
Maximum tibia index - left 0.97
Maximum tibia index - right 0.34
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 4.2
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 2.4
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 87
Right 60

Applies to 2007-08 models built after July 2006

Overall evaluation
M
Structure and safety cage
P
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
G
Torso
A
Pelvis/leg
P
Head protection
G
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
G
Torso
G
Pelvis/leg
G
Head protection
A
Side crash test ratings can be compared across vehicle categories.

The Ford Crown Victoria and Mercury Grand Marquis were re-engineered for the 2003 model year. Beginning with 2007 models built after July 2006, design changes were made to the optional side airbags and door trim to improve occupant protection in side impact crashes (note: information about when a specific vehicle was manufactured is on the certification label typically affixed to the car on or near the driver door). Beginning with 2009 models, side airbags were made standard.

Two tests of the Crown Victoria were conducted, one a 2007 model with the design changes and equipped with optional side airbags, and the other a 2006 model without side airbags. These vehicles are rated separately, except that the structural ratings and rear passenger injury and head protection ratings for both vehicles are based on both tests.

Injury measures

Driver — Measures taken from the dummy indicate that a fracture of the pelvis would be likely in a crash of this severity. Rib fractures and/or internal organ injuries would also be possible.

Passenger — Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.

Head protection

Driver — The dummy's head was protected from being hit by any hard structures, including the intruding barrier, by a side airbag that deployed from the seat.

Passenger — The dummy's head was hit by the pillar behind the rear passenger door. This pillar is required by federal standard to provide some protection for occupants' heads.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle 2006 Ford Crown Victoria 4-door
Weight 4,060 lbs.
Side airbags none
Wheelbase 115 in.
Length 212 in.
Width 78 in.
Engine 4.6 L V8
EPA ratings 17 mpg city / 25 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CES0612 CES0633
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm)
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.
6.5 7.0

Driver injury measures

Test ID CES0633
Head HIC-15 602
Neck
Tension (kN) 2.1
Compression (kN) 0.2
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 42
Lateral force (kN) 2.3
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 37
Average deflection (mm) 31
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 6.75
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 1.09
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 4.2
Acetabulum force (kN) 3.9
Combined force (kN) 7.7
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.8
L-M moment (Nm) 173
A-P moment (Nm) -34

Passenger injury measures

Test ID CES0612 CES0633
Head HIC-15 281 226
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.8 1.7
Compression (kN) 0.6 0.2
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 24 30
Lateral force (kN) 1.4 1.6
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 41 45
Average deflection (mm) 20 23
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 4.08 4.06
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.76 0.90
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 1.1 1.2
Acetabulum force (kN) 3.2 3.3
Combined force (kN) 4.3 4.2
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.3 0.5
L-M moment (Nm) 112 101
A-P moment (Nm) -32 -34

Applies to 2003-08 models

Overall evaluation
P
Structure and safety cage
P
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
M
Torso
P
Pelvis/leg
M
Head protection
M
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
G
Torso
G
Pelvis/leg
G
Head protection
A
Side crash test ratings can be compared across vehicle categories.

The Ford Crown Victoria and Mercury Grand Marquis were re-engineered for the 2003 model year.

Two tests of the Crown Victoria were conducted, one a 2007 model equipped with optional side airbags, and one a 2006 model without side airbags. These vehicles are rated separately, except that the structural ratings and rear passenger injury and head protection ratings for both vehicles are based on both tests. Beginning with 2009 models, side airbags were made standard.

Injury measures

Driver — Measures taken from the dummy indicate that rib fractures and/or internal organ injuries would be likely in a crash of this severity. Serious skull fracture and/or brain injuries plus serious neck injuries would also be possible, as well as fractures of the pelvis and left femur.

Passenger — Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.

Head protection

Driver — The dummy's head was hit by the window sill of the driver door, producing high head injury measures.

Passenger — The dummy's head was hit by the pillar behind the rear passenger door. This pillar is required by federal standard to provide some protection for occupants' heads.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle 2006 Ford Crown Victoria 4-door
Weight 4,060 lbs.
Side airbags none
Wheelbase 115 in.
Length 212 in.
Width 78 in.
Engine 4.6 L V8
EPA ratings 17 mpg city / 25 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CES0612 CES0633
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm)
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.
6.5 7.0

Driver injury measures

Test ID CES0612
Head HIC-15 812
Neck
Tension (kN) 2.6
Compression (kN) 0.0
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 48
Lateral force (kN) 2.9
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 60
Average deflection (mm) 41
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 7.55
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 1.43
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 2.8
Acetabulum force (kN) 3.3
Combined force (kN) 5.9
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 1.9
L-M moment (Nm) 313
A-P moment (Nm) 31

Passenger injury measures

Test ID CES0612 CES0633
Head HIC-15 281 226
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.8 1.7
Compression (kN) 0.6 0.2
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 24 30
Lateral force (kN) 1.4 1.6
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 41 45
Average deflection (mm) 20 23
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 4.08 4.06
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.76 0.90
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 1.1 1.2
Acetabulum force (kN) 3.2 3.3
Combined force (kN) 4.3 4.2
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.3 0.5
L-M moment (Nm) 112 101
A-P moment (Nm) -32 -34

Applies to 2003-11 models

Overall evaluation
M
Dynamic rating
M
Seat/head restraint geometry
G
Important: Ratings for head restraints & seats should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

Seat type

Seats with adjustable lumbar

How this test is conducted

Seat type Seats with adjustable lumbar
Geometry
Backset (mm) 55
Distance below top of head (mm) 60
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Pass
Max T1 acceleration (g) 8.4
Head contact time (ms) 126
Force rating 3
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N) 238
Max neck tension (N) 723
1
Side airbags: front seat-mounted combination head and torso airbags (standard beginning with 2009 models, optional in 2003-08 models)
2
Antilock brakes
3
Daytime running lights (optional on Crown Victoria models sold to fleets)

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