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2007 Ford Freestyle

Midsize SUV
  • Moderate overlap front
    G
  • Side
    G
  • Head restraints & seats
    G
1
Side airbags: head curtain airbags for all three rows of seats and front seat-mounted torso airbags (standard beginning with 2008 Taurus X models and with 2007 Freestyle models built after September 2006, optional in 2005-07 models built in or before September 2006)
2
Rollover sensor: designed to deploy the side curtain airbags, if equipped, in the event of an impending rollover
3
Electronic stability control (beginning with 2008 Taurus X models)
4
Antilock brakes
5
Daytime running lights (optional on vehicles sold to fleets)
Model yearFront small overlapFront moderate overlapSideRoof strengthHead restraints & seats
2007
G
G
G
2006
G
G
G
2005
G
G
G

Applies to 2005-07 models

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
G
Injury measures
Head/neck
A
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 Freestyle was introduced in the 2005 model year. The vehicle will be re-engineered with a new engine for the 2008 model year and renamed the Ford Taurus X.

Injury measures

Measures taken from the neck, chest, and legs indicate low risk of injuries to these body regions in a crash of this severity. A high head acceleration occurred when the dummy's head hit the steering wheel through the airbag, indicating that head injuries would be possible. Head acceleration from the roof rail hit was low.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

Dummy movement was well controlled. During rebound, the dummy’s head hit the roof rail.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2005 Ford Freestyle SE 4wd
Weight 4,145 lbs.
Side airbagsnone
Wheelbase113 in.
Length200 in.
Width74 in.
Engine3.0 L V6
EPA ratings19 mpg city / 24 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCEF0527
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm)6
Left (cm)8
Center (cm)10
Right (cm)9
Brake pedal (cm)7
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm)5
Right (cm)4
Steering column movement
Upward (cm)-2
Rearward (cm)1
A-pillar rearward movement (cm)2

Driver injury measures

Test IDCEF0527
Head
HIC-15491
Peak gs at hard contact99
Neck
Tension (kN)1.6
Extension bending moment (Nm)16
Maximum Nij 0.43
Chest maximum compression (mm)35
Legs
Femur force - left (kN)4.0
Femur force - right (kN)0.6
Knee displacement - left (mm)0
Knee displacement - right (mm)0
Maximum tibia index - left0.43
Maximum tibia index - right0.25
Tibia axial force - left (kN)1.2
Tibia axial force - right (kN)1.5
Foot acceleration (g)
Left61
Right38

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 2007 Ford Freestyle is a twin of the tested vehicle.

The Ford Freestyle was introduced in the 2005 model year. The vehicle was re-engineered with a new engine for the 2008 model year and renamed the Ford Taurus X. In addition, electronic stability control was added as a standard feature beginning with the 2008 models. The engineering changes do not affect side impact performance.

Side airbags were made standard in all 2007 Freestyle models manufactured after September 2006 (side airbags were optional in 2005-07 models built in September 2006 or earlier). 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 2008 models, all Taurus X models also have standard side airbags.

Injury measures

Driver — Measures taken from the dummy indicate that rib fractures and 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 vehicle2007 Ford Freestyle SEL 4wd
Weight 4,149 lbs.
Side airbagsoptional head curtain airbags for all three rows of seats and optional front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase113 in.
Length200 in.
Width75 in.
Engine3.0 L V6
EPA ratings19 mpg city / 24 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCES0631
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.
-12.0

Driver injury measures

Test IDCES0631
Head HIC-15163
Neck
Tension (kN)1.3
Compression (kN)0.3
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)52
Lateral force (kN)2.0
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)49
Average deflection (mm)41
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)5.39
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.91
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)1.9
Acetabulum force (kN)3.6
Combined force (kN)5.2
Left femur
L-M force (kN)0.5
L-M moment (Nm)55
A-P moment (Nm) 15

Passenger injury measures

Test IDCES0631
Head HIC-1571
Neck
Tension (kN)0.5
Compression (kN)0.5
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)39
Lateral force (kN)2.0
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)43
Average deflection (mm)25
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)3.58
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.68
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)1.8
Acetabulum force (kN)3.7
Combined force (kN)4.9
Left femur
L-M force (kN)0.8
L-M moment (Nm)63
A-P moment (Nm) -21

Applies to 2005-07 models

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

Seat type

All seats

How this test is conducted

Seat typeAll seats
Geometry
Backset (mm)42
Distance below top of head (mm)50
Seat design parameters
Pass/failPass
Max T1 acceleration (g)10.4
Head contact time (ms)61
Force ratingLow
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N)57
Max neck tension (N)514

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