2002 Lincoln Continental

Large luxury car
  • Moderate overlap front
    A
1997 Lincoln Continental shown
1997 Lincoln Continental shown
1
Side airbags: front seat-mounted combination head and torso airbags (beginning with 1999 models)
2
Antilock brakes
Model yearFront small overlapFront moderate overlapSideRoof strengthHead restraints & seats
2002
A
2001
A
2000
A
1999
A
1998
A
1997
A
1996
A
1995
A

Applies to 1995-2002 models

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

The Lincoln Continental was redesigned for the 1995 model year.

Injury measures

Measures taken from the head and chest indicate low risk of injuries to these body regions in a crash of this severity. Forces on the neck indicate that injuries to the neck would be possible. Forces on the left femur indicate that injuries to the upper leg would be possible. Forces on both tibias indicate that injuries to the lower left leg would be likely and injuries to the lower right leg would be possible.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

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

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle1997 Lincoln Continental 4-door
Weight 3,915 lbs.
Side airbagsnone
Wheelbase109 in.
Length206 in.
Width74 in.
Engine4.6 L V8
EPA ratings17 mpg city / 25 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCF97006
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm)17
Left (cm)23
Center (cm)25
Right (cm)22
Brake pedal (cm)23
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm)13
Right (cm)12
Steering column movement
Upward (cm)6
Rearward (cm)-8
A-pillar rearward movement (cm)11

Driver injury measures

Test IDCF97006
Head
HIC-15248
Peak gs at hard contactno contact
Neck
Tension (kN)1.6
Extension bending moment (Nm)40
Maximum Nij 0.32
Chest maximum compression (mm)33
Legs
Femur force - left (kN)9.0
Femur force - right (kN)2.3
Knee displacement - left (mm)5
Knee displacement - right (mm)0
Maximum tibia index - left1.61
Maximum tibia index - right0.84
Tibia axial force - left (kN)2.6
Tibia axial force - right (kN)1.5
Foot acceleration (g)
Left79
Right50

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