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2002 Lincoln LS

Large luxury car
  • Moderate overlap front
    G
  • Head restraints & seats
    M
1
Side airbags: front seat-mounted combination head and torso airbags (standard in 2000-06 models); front and rear head curtain airbags with front seat-mounted torso airbags (optional in 2004-06 models)
2
Electronic stability control (optional)
3
Antilock brakes
Model yearFront small overlapFront moderate overlapSideRoof strengthHead restraints & seats
2006
G
A
2005
G
A
2004
G
A
2003
G
A
2002
G
M
2001
G
M
2000
G

Applies to 2000-06 models

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
G
Injury measures
Head/neck
G
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 Lincoln LS was introduced in the 2000 model year and discontinued after the 2006 model year. All 2000-06 LS models manufactured after February 2000 include structural changes to improve occupant protection in frontal crashes (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).

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has evaluated the crashworthiness of a 2000 LS with the structural changes in a 40 mph frontal offset crash test into a deformable barrier.

Injury measures

Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

Dummy movement was 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.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2000 Lincoln LS8 4-door
Weight 3,818 lbs.
Side airbagsfront seat-mounted combination head and torso airbags
Wheelbase115 in.
Length194 in.
Width73 in.
Engine3.9 L V8
EPA ratings17 mpg city / 23 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCF00017
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm)12
Left (cm)14
Center (cm)14
Right (cm)11
Brake pedal (cm)9
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm)-1
Right (cm)-3
Steering column movement
Upward (cm)0
Rearward (cm)4
A-pillar rearward movement (cm)4

Driver injury measures

Test IDCF00017
Head
HIC-15333
Peak gs at hard contactno contact
Neck
Tension (kN)1.8
Extension bending moment (Nm)18
Maximum Nij 0.32
Chest maximum compression (mm)28
Legs
Femur force - left (kN)2.9
Femur force - right (kN)1.5
Knee displacement - left (mm)8
Knee displacement - right (mm)5
Maximum tibia index - left0.42
Maximum tibia index - right0.48
Tibia axial force - left (kN)1.6
Tibia axial force - right (kN)3.3
Foot acceleration (g)
Left67
Right65

Applies to 2001-06 models

Overall evaluation
M
Dynamic rating
M
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)40
Distance below top of head (mm)25
Seat design parameters
Pass/failFail
Max T1 acceleration (g)11.1
Head contact time (ms)94
Force ratingModerate
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N)96
Max neck tension (N)839

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