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2007 Ford Escape

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  • Moderate overlap front
    A
  • Side without optional side airbags
    P
  • Side with optional side airbags
    G
  • Head restraints & seats
    A
1
Side airbags: front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags (standard beginning with 2008 models, optional in 2005-07 models manufactured after August 2004)
2
Rollover sensor: designed to deploy the side curtain airbags, if equipped, in the event of an impending rollover
3
Electronic stability control; includes roll stability control to minimize the possibility of rollover (beginning with 2008 models)
4
Antilock brakes
Model yearFront small overlapFront moderate overlapSideRoof strengthHead restraints & seats
2014
P
G
G
G
G
2013
P
G
G
G
G
2012
G
G
M
G
2011
G
G
M
G
2010
G
G
M
G
2009
G
G
M
G
2008
A
G
M
A
2007
A
G
P
A
2006
A
G
P
A
2005
A
G
P
A
2004
M
G
P
2003
M
G
P
2002
M
G
P
2001
M
G
P

Applies to 2005-08 models

Overall evaluation
A
Structure and safety cage
A
Injury measures
Head/neck
A
Chest
G
Leg/foot, left
A
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 Escape and Mazda Tribute were introduced in the 2001 model year and structurally modified beginning with 2005 models to improve occupant protection in frontal crashes. The Mercury Mariner, introduced in the 2005 model year, also had the structural modifications. The Mazda Tribute skipped the 2007 model year. All three models were modestly restyled for the 2008 model year, and electronic stability control was added as a standard feature.

Note: These ratings and specifications do not apply to the hybrid (gas-electric) versions of the Escape and Mariner.

Injury measures

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

Restraints and dummy kinematics

Dummy movement was well controlled. During rebound, the dummy's head hit the B-pillar and roof rail.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2005 Ford Escape XLT 4wd
Weight 3,580 lbs.
Side airbagsnone
Wheelbase103 in.
Length175 in.
Width70 in.
Engine3.0 L V6
EPA ratings18 mpg city / 22 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCEF0413
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm)18
Left (cm)27
Center (cm)25
Right (cm)16
Brake pedal (cm)18
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm)3
Right (cm)2
Steering column movement
Upward (cm)6
Rearward (cm)1
A-pillar rearward movement (cm)3

Driver injury measures

Test IDCEF0413
Head
HIC-15368
Peak gs at hard contact22
Neck
Tension (kN)2.7
Extension bending moment (Nm)15
Maximum Nij 0.45
Chest maximum compression (mm)30
Legs
Femur force - left (kN)5.5
Femur force - right (kN)6.4
Knee displacement - left (mm)0
Knee displacement - right (mm)4
Maximum tibia index - left0.54
Maximum tibia index - right1.37
Tibia axial force - left (kN)2.7
Tibia axial force - right (kN)5.7
Foot acceleration (g)
Left168
Right199

Applies to 2001-07 models

Overall evaluation
P
Structure and safety cage
A
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
A
Torso
P
Pelvis/leg
G
Head protection
P
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 Escape and Mazda Tribute were introduced in the 2001 model year, and the Mercury Mariner was introduced in 2005. The Mazda Tribute skipped the 2007 model year but reappeared the following year.

Two tests of a 2003 Escape were conducted, one with an optional side airbag for the driver, and one without. A third test of an Escape, a 2005 model, was conducted because the side airbags were changed beginning with 2005 models to include protection for the rear passenger. These vehicles are rated separately, except that the injury and head protection ratings for the rear passenger are based on both tests of the 2003 models. Structural ratings for the three vehicles are based on all three tests.

Note: These ratings and specifications do not apply to the hybrid (gas-electric) versions of the Escape and Mariner.

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 brain and neck injuries would also be possible. In addition, loading to the shoulder was excessive.

Passenger — Measures taken from the dummies in the two tests of the 2003 model, taken together, 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 intruding barrier, producing moderately high head injury measures.

Passenger — In both tests of the 2003 model, 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 vehicle2003 Ford Escape XLT 4wd
Weight 3,479 lbs.
Side airbagsnone
Wheelbase103 in.
Length173 in.
Width70 in.
Engine3.0 L V6
EPA ratings18 mpg city / 23 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCES0310CES0311CES0424
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.
-6.5-7.5-5.5

Driver injury measures

Test IDCES0311
Head HIC-15733
Neck
Tension (kN)2.2
Compression (kN)0.3
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)65
Lateral force (kN)4.0
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)57
Average deflection (mm)48
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)5.64
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)1.57
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)1.7
Acetabulum force (kN)2.8
Combined force (kN)4.5
Left femur
L-M force (kN)0.4
L-M moment (Nm)79
A-P moment (Nm) 24

Passenger injury measures

Test IDCES0310CES0311
Head HIC-15490491
Neck
Tension (kN)0.40.4
Compression (kN)1.01.0
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)4646
Lateral force (kN)1.91.8
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)4143
Average deflection (mm)3133
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)4.003.79
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.690.70
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)1.61.3
Acetabulum force (kN)3.02.8
Combined force (kN)4.23.8
Left femur
L-M force (kN)0.30.3
L-M moment (Nm)8075
A-P moment (Nm) 1313

Applies to 2005-07 models

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

The Ford Escape and Mazda Tribute were introduced in the 2001 model year, and the Mercury Mariner was introduced in 2005. The Mazda Tribute skipped the 2007 model year but reappeared for 2008.

Two tests of a 2003 Escape were conducted, one with an optional side airbag for the driver, and one without. The optional side airbags were then changed from combination front seat-mounted head and torso airbags to front and rear head curtain airbags for 2005 models built through August 2004. Beginning with 2005 and later Escape, Tribute, and Mariner models manufactured after August 2004, front seat-mounted torso airbags were added to the optional front and rear head curtains (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). A third test of an Escape, a 2005 model with all of the airbag changes, was then conducted. Injury and head protection ratings are based on only the latest test, but structural ratings are based on all three tests.

Beginning with 2008 models of the Escape, Tribute, and Mariner, the side airbags were made standard, and electronic stability control was introduced as a standard feature. Note: These ratings and specifications do not apply to the hybrid (gas-electric) versions of the Escape and Mariner.

Injury measures

Driver — Measures taken from the dummy indicate that a fracture of the pelvis would be possible in a crash of this severity. The risk of significant injuries to other body regions is low.

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 curtain airbag that deployed from the roof and a side airbag that deployed from the seat.

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

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2005 Ford Escape XLT 4wd
Weight 3,569 lbs.
Side airbagsoptional front and rear head curtain airbags and optional front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase103 in.
Length175 in.
Width70 in.
Engine3.0 L V6
EPA ratings18 mpg city / 22 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCES0310CES0311CES0424
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.
-6.5-7.5-5.5

Driver injury measures

Test IDCES0424
Head HIC-15216
Neck
Tension (kN)1.7
Compression (kN)0.5
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)47
Lateral force (kN)2.1
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)32
Average deflection (mm)26
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)3.45
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.47
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)2.2
Acetabulum force (kN)3.8
Combined force (kN)5.6
Left femur
L-M force (kN)0.5
L-M moment (Nm)52
A-P moment (Nm) 31

Passenger injury measures

Test IDCES0424
Head HIC-15306
Neck
Tension (kN)0.3
Compression (kN)1.2
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)38
Lateral force (kN)2.0
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)37
Average deflection (mm)26
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)3.54
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.49
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)0.7
Acetabulum force (kN)3.4
Combined force (kN)3.8
Left femur
L-M force (kN)0.7
L-M moment (Nm)66
A-P moment (Nm) 16

Applies to 2005-08 models

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

Seat type

All seats

How this test is conducted

Seat typeAll seats
Geometry
Backset (mm)28
Distance below top of head (mm)42
Seat design parameters
Pass/failPass
Max T1 acceleration (g)8.4
Head contact time (ms)106
Force ratingModerate
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N)114
Max neck tension (N)590

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