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2006 Ford Five Hundred

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2006 Ford Five Hundred
2006 Ford Five Hundred
Crashworthiness
  • Moderate overlap front
    G
  • Side with side airbags
    G
  • Side without optional side airbags
    P
  • Head restraints & seats
    G

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Model year Front overlap Side Roof strength Head restraints & seats Front crash prevention
Small Moderate
2007
G
G
P
G
Crash avoidance rating
2006
G
G
P
G
Crash avoidance rating
2005
G
G
P
G
Crash avoidance rating

Applies to 2005-07 models

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

The Ford Five Hundred and Mercury Montego were introduced in the 2005 model year. The cars were re-engineered with a new engine for the 2008 model year and renamed the Ford Taurus and Mercury Sable.

Injury measures

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

Restraints and dummy kinematics

Dummy movement was well controlled. After the dummy moved forward into the airbag, it rebounded into the seat without its head coming close to any stiff structure that could cause injury.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle 2005 Ford Five Hundred SE 4-door
Weight 3,661 lbs.
Side airbags none
Wheelbase 113 in.
Length 201 in.
Width 74 in.
Engine 3.0 L V6
EPA ratings 21 mpg city / 29 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CEF0513
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 5
Left (cm) 8
Center (cm) 10
Right (cm) 5
Brake pedal (cm) 6
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 3
Right (cm) 2
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) 0
Rearward (cm) 1
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 1

Driver injury measures

Test ID CEF0513
Head
HIC-15 162
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.9
Extension bending moment (Nm) 21
Maximum Nij 0.33
Chest maximum compression (mm) 0
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 2.4
Femur force - right (kN) 0.5
Knee displacement - left (mm) 0
Knee displacement - right (mm) 0
Maximum tibia index - left 0.26
Maximum tibia index - right 0.24
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 1.4
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 1.5
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 41
Right 58

Applies to 2005-07 models

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
A
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
G
Torso
A
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 Five Hundred and Mercury Montego were introduced in the 2005 model year. The cars were re-engineered with a new engine for the 2008 model year and renamed the Ford Taurus and Mercury Sable. In addition, electronic stability control was introduced as an option beginning with the 2008 models. The engineering changes do not affect side impact performance.

Side airbags were made standard in all 2007 Montego models and in 2007 Five Hundred models manufactured after September 2006. Beginning with 2008 models, all Taurus and Sable models also have standard side airbags.

Two tests of a 2006 Five Hundred were conducted, one with optional side airbags for the driver and rear passenger, and one without. These vehicles are rated separately, except that the structural ratings for both vehicles are based on both tests.

Injury measures

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

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 vehicle 2006 Ford Five Hundred SEL 4-door
Weight 3,716 lbs.
Side airbags optional front and rear head curtain airbags and optional front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase 113 in.
Length 201 in.
Width 74 in.
Engine 3.0 L V6
EPA ratings 21 mpg city / 29 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CES0528 CES0613
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.
-11.5 -10.5

Driver injury measures

Test ID CES0528
Head HIC-15 273
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.7
Compression (kN) 0.0
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 48
Lateral force (kN) 2.0
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 46
Average deflection (mm) 39
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 4.29
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.87
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 2.2
Acetabulum force (kN) 3.5
Combined force (kN) 5.5
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.7
L-M moment (Nm) 34
A-P moment (Nm) 26

Passenger injury measures

Test ID CES0528
Head HIC-15 316
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.5
Compression (kN) 0.6
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 13
Lateral force (kN) 1.2
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 34
Average deflection (mm) 26
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 3.98
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.64
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 0.7
Acetabulum force (kN) 3.3
Combined force (kN) 3.7
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.6
L-M moment (Nm) 81
A-P moment (Nm) 12

Applies to 2005-07 models

Overall evaluation
P
Structure and safety cage
A
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
M
Torso
P
Pelvis/leg
A
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 Five Hundred was introduced in the 2005 model year.

Two tests of a 2006 Five Hundred were conducted, one with optional side airbags for the driver and rear passenger, and one without. These vehicles are rated separately, except that the structural ratings for both vehicles are based on both tests.

The side airbags were made standard beginning with all 2007 Montegos models and with 2007 Five Hundred models manufactured after September 2006.

Injury measures

Driver — Measures taken from the dummy indicate that serious skull fracture and/or brain injuries would be possible in a crash of this severity, as well as rib fractures and/or internal organ injuries. Loading to the shoulder was excessive. A fracture of the pelvis 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 hit by the intruding barrier, 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 Five Hundred SEL 4-door
Weight 3,716 lbs.
Side airbags optional front and rear head curtain airbags and optional front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase 113 in.
Length 201 in.
Width 74 in.
Engine 3.0 L V6
EPA ratings 21 mpg city / 29 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CES0528 CES0613
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.
-11.5 -10.5

Driver injury measures

Test ID CES0613
Head HIC-15 805
Neck
Tension (kN) 2.1
Compression (kN) 0.2
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 64
Lateral force (kN) 3.6
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 52
Average deflection (mm) 41
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 5.28
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 1.02
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 2.3
Acetabulum force (kN) 3.4
Combined force (kN) 5.5
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.8
L-M moment (Nm) 76
A-P moment (Nm) 19

Passenger injury measures

Test ID CES0613
Head HIC-15 556
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.7
Compression (kN) 1.6
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 30
Lateral force (kN) 1.3
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 36
Average deflection (mm) 24
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 3.79
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.55
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 0.8
Acetabulum force (kN) 3.0
Combined force (kN) 3.4
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.8
L-M moment (Nm) 63
A-P moment (Nm) -27

Applies to 2005-07 models

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

Seat type

Manual cloth seats

How this test is conducted

Seat type Manual cloth seats
Geometry
Backset (mm) 42
Distance below top of head (mm) 45
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Pass
Max T1 acceleration (g) 9.1
Head contact time (ms) 65
Force rating 1
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N) 44
Max neck tension (N) 435
1
Side airbags: front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags (standard beginning with 2008 Taurus/Sable models, 2007 Montego models, and 2007 Five Hundred models manufactured after September 2006; optional in 2005-06 models)
2
Rollover sensor: designed to deploy the side curtain airbags, if equipped, in the event of an impending rollover
3
Electronic stability control (standard beginning with 2009 Taurus/Sable models, optional on 2008 Taurus/Sable models)
4
Antilock brakes
5
Daytime running lights (optional on vehicles sold to fleets)

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