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2005 Ford Ranger Regular cab pickup

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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
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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
2010
A
G
2009
A
P
2008
A
P
2007
A
P
2006
A
P
2005
A
G
2004
A
G
2003
A
2002
A
2001
A
2000
A
1999
A
1998
A

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 (2wd regular cab)
Weight 3,153 lbs.
Side airbagsnone
Wheelbase112 in.
Length188 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 IDCF98007
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 IDCF98007
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)17.1
Head contact time (ms)68
Force ratingLow
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N)46
Max neck tension (N)612

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