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2004 Ford Ranger

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  • Moderate overlap front
    A
  • Head restraints & seats
    G
1998 Ford Ranger Regular cab pickup shown
1998 Ford Ranger Regular cab pickup shown
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 year Front overlap SideRoof strengthHead restraints & seatsFront crash prevention
SmallModerate
2011
A
Crash avoidance rating
2010
A
G
Crash avoidance rating
2009
A
P
Crash avoidance rating
2008
A
P
Crash avoidance rating
2007
A
P
Crash avoidance rating
2006
A
P
Crash avoidance rating
2005
A
G
Crash avoidance rating
2004
A
G
Crash avoidance rating
2003
A
Crash avoidance rating
2002
A
Crash avoidance rating
2001
A
Crash avoidance rating
2000
A
Crash avoidance rating
1999
A
Crash avoidance rating
1998
A
Crash avoidance rating

Applies to 1998-2011 models

Overall evaluation
A
Structure and safety cage
M
Injury measures
Head/neck
G
Chest
G
Leg/foot, left
G
Leg/foot, right
M
Restraints and dummy kinematics
A
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. 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 the right tibia indicate that injuries to the lower leg would be possible.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

Dummy movement was reasonably well controlled. After the dummy moved forward into the airbag, its head moved toward the window frame as buckling of the floor tilted the driver seat forward and toward the door.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle1998 Ford Ranger XLT 4X2 p/u
Weight 3,153 lbs.
Side airbagsnone
Wheelbase111 in.
Length187 in.
Width70 in.
Engine3.0 L V6
EPA ratings17 mpg city / 22 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm)21
Left (cm)19
Center (cm)21
Right (cm)16
Brake pedal (cm)17
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm)-7
Right (cm)-8
Steering column movement
Upward (cm)8
Rearward (cm)2
A-pillar rearward movement (cm)5

Driver injury measures

Test ID
Head
HIC-15307
Peak gs at hard contactno contact
Neck
Tension (kN)2.2
Extension bending moment (Nm)25
Maximum Nij 0.45
Chest maximum compression (mm)25
Legs
Femur force - left (kN)5.2
Femur force - right (kN)4.1
Knee displacement - left (mm)5
Knee displacement - right (mm)2
Maximum tibia index - left0.39
Maximum tibia index - right1.00
Tibia axial force - left (kN)3.3
Tibia axial force - right (kN)4.8
Foot acceleration (g)
Left78
Right90

Applies to 2004-05 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

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)17.0
Head contact time (ms)68
Force rating1
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N)46
Max neck tension (N)612

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