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2007 Mazda Tribute

Small SUV
  • Moderate overlap front
    A
1
Side airbags: front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags (standard beginning with 2008 models, optional in 2005-07 models manufactured after August 2004)
2
Rollover sensor: designed to deploy the side curtain airbags, if equipped, in the event of an impending rollover
3
Electronic stability control; includes roll stability control to minimize the possibility of rollover (beginning with 2008 models)
4
Antilock brakes
Model yearFront small overlapFront moderate overlapSideRoof strengthHead restraints & seats
2011
G
G
M
G
2010
G
G
M
G
2009
G
G
M
G
2008
A
G
M
A
2007
A
2006
A
G
P
A
2005
A
G
P
A
2004
M
G
P
2003
M
G
P
2002
M
G
P
2001
M
G
P

Applies to 2005-08 models

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

The 2007 Mazda Tribute is a twin of the tested vehicle.

The Ford Escape and Mazda Tribute were introduced in the 2001 model year and structurally modified beginning with 2005 models to improve occupant protection in frontal crashes. The Mercury Mariner, introduced in the 2005 model year, also had the structural modifications. The Mazda Tribute skipped the 2007 model year. All three models were modestly restyled for the 2008 model year, and electronic stability control was added as a standard feature.

Note: These ratings and specifications do not apply to the hybrid (gas-electric) versions of the Escape and Mariner.

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 right tibia and both feet indicate that injuries to the lower leg would be likely and injuries to the feet would be possible. Forces on the neck indicate that injuries to the neck would be possible. Head acceleration from the B-pillar/roof rail hit was low.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

Dummy movement was well controlled. During rebound, the dummy's head hit the B-pillar and roof rail.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2005 Ford Escape XLT 4wd
Weight 3,580 lbs.
Side airbagsnone
Wheelbase103 in.
Length175 in.
Width70 in.
Engine3.0 L V6
EPA ratings18 mpg city / 22 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCEF0413
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm)18
Left (cm)27
Center (cm)25
Right (cm)16
Brake pedal (cm)18
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm)3
Right (cm)2
Steering column movement
Upward (cm)6
Rearward (cm)1
A-pillar rearward movement (cm)3

Driver injury measures

Test IDCEF0413
Head
HIC-15368
Peak gs at hard contact22.000000
Neck
Tension (kN)2.7
Extension bending moment (Nm)15
Maximum Nij 0.45
Chest maximum compression (mm)30
Legs
Femur force - left (kN)5.5
Femur force - right (kN)6.4
Knee displacement - left (mm)0
Knee displacement - right (mm)4
Maximum tibia index - left0.54
Maximum tibia index - right1.37
Tibia axial force - left (kN)2.7
Tibia axial force - right (kN)5.7
Foot acceleration (g)
Left168
Right199

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