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2004 Ford Ranger extended cab

Small pickup
  • Moderate overlap front
    A
  • Side
    M
  • Roof strength
    A
  • Head restraints & seats
    G
1
Side airbags: front seat-mounted combination head and torso airbags (beginning with 2010 models)
2
Electronic stability control (beginning with 2010 models)
3
Antilock brakes (standard beginning with 2001 models; optional on 1999-2000 models). Note: rear-wheel antilock brakes standard on 1999-2000 models.
Model yearFront small overlapFront moderate overlapSideRoof strengthHead restraints & seats
2011
A
G
A
2010
A
G
A
G
2009
A
M
A
G
2008
A
M
A
P
2007
A
M
A
P
2006
A
M
A
P
2005
A
M
A
G
2004
A
M
A
G
2003
A
M
A
2002
A
M
A
2001
A
M
A
2000
A
M
A
1999
A
M
A

Applies to 1999-2011 models

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

The Ford Ranger and Mazda B Series were redesigned for the 1998 model year. Extended cab models with four doors were introduced in the 1999 model year. The Mazda B Series was discontinued after the 2009 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 lower leg injuries would be possible.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

Dummy movement was reasonably 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. However, there was too much forward tipping of the driver seat and too much upward movement of the steering wheel.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2005 Ford Ranger XLT (2wd SuperCab)
Weight 3,541 lbs.
Side airbagsnone
Wheelbase126 in.
Length203 in.
Width69 in.
Engine3.0 L 4-cylinder
EPA ratings18 mpg city / 22 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCEF0507
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm)19
Left (cm)19
Center (cm)14
Right (cm)14
Brake pedal (cm)14
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm)8
Right (cm)7
Steering column movement
Upward (cm)13
Rearward (cm)-3
A-pillar rearward movement (cm)9

Driver injury measures

Test IDCEF0507
Head
HIC-15339
Peak gs at hard contactno contact
Neck
Tension (kN)1.1
Extension bending moment (Nm)36
Maximum Nij 0.33
Chest maximum compression (mm)31
Legs
Femur force - left (kN)1.6
Femur force - right (kN)4.1
Knee displacement - left (mm)0
Knee displacement - right (mm)0
Maximum tibia index - left0.38
Maximum tibia index - right0.68
Tibia axial force - left (kN)4.2
Tibia axial force - right (kN)6.2
Foot acceleration (g)
Left102
Right92

Applies to 1999-2009 models

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

The Ford Ranger and Mazda B Series were redesigned for the 1998 model year. Extended cab models with four doors were introduced in the 1999 model year, and this version was used in the side impact test. The Mazda B Series was discontinued after the 2009 model year. Structure ratings are based on this test and on a later test of a 2010 Ranger model with side airbags. NOTE: the ratings are based only on the driver, and the side-facing rear jump seats weren’t tested because they are not recommended for safe transport.

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 neck injuries and a fracture of the pelvis would also be possible.

Passenger — No passenger dummy present - jump seats not recommended for safe transport.

Head protection

Driver — Although the intruding barrier did not hit the dummy's head in this test, the head was not protected from contacts outside the vehicle. This indicates that only slightly different crash circumstances could produce a direct hit to a person's head.

Passenger — No passenger dummy present - jump seats not recommended for safe transport.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2008 Ford Ranger XLT (2wd SuperCab)
Weight 3,536 lbs.
Side airbagsnone
Wheelbase126 in.
Length204 in.
Width69 in.
Engine3.0 L V6
EPA ratings15 mpg city / 20 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCES0820CES0929
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.
-11.0-12.5

Driver injury measures

Test IDCES0820
Head HIC-15340
Neck
Tension (kN)2.4
Compression (kN)0.1
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)54
Lateral force (kN)3.0
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)62
Average deflection (mm)55
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)9.58
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)2.55
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)2.8
Acetabulum force (kN)3.1
Combined force (kN)5.6
Left femur
L-M force (kN)0.5
L-M moment (Nm)94
A-P moment (Nm) 22

Passenger injury measures

Test IDCES0820
Head HIC-15
Neck
Tension (kN)
Compression (kN)
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)
Lateral force (kN)
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)0
Average deflection (mm)
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)0.00
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.00
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)
Acetabulum force (kN)
Combined force (kN)
Left femur
L-M force (kN)
L-M moment (Nm)
A-P moment (Nm)

Applies to 1999-2011 models

Overall evaluation
A
Curb weight3,681 lbs
Peak force12,219 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio3.32
Tested vehicle
2010 Ford Ranger XLT SuperCab 2wd
Roof strength test ratings can be compared across vehicle categories.

In the test, the strength of the roof is determined by pushing a metal plate against one side of it at a slow but constant speed. The force applied relative to the vehicle's weight is known as the strength-to-weight ratio. This graph shows how the ratio varied as the test of this vehicle progressed. The peak strength-to-weight ratio recorded at any time before the roof is crushed 5 inches is the key measurement of roof strength.

A good rating requires a strength-to-weight ratio of at least 4. In other words, the roof must withstand a force of at least 4 times the vehicle's weight before the plate crushes the roof by 5 inches. For an acceptable rating, the minimum required strength-to-weight ratio is 3.25. For a marginal rating, it is 2.5. Anything lower than that is poor.

How this test is conducted

Applies to 2004-05 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)25
Distance below top of head (mm)20
Seat design parameters
Pass/failPass
Max T1 acceleration (g)17.1
Head contact time (ms)68
Force ratingLow
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N)46
Max neck tension (N)612

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