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1994 Mercury Sable

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  • Moderate overlap front
    G
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Antilock brakes (optional beginning with 1990 models)
Model year Front overlap SideRoof strengthHead restraints & seatsFront crash prevention
SmallModerate
2009
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
2008
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
2005
G
P
Crash avoidance rating
2004
G
P
Crash avoidance rating
2003
G
Crash avoidance rating
2002
G
Crash avoidance rating
2001
G
Crash avoidance rating
2000
G
Crash avoidance rating
1999
G
Crash avoidance rating
1998
G
Crash avoidance rating
1997
G
Crash avoidance rating
1996
G
Crash avoidance rating
1995
G
Crash avoidance rating
1994
G
Crash avoidance rating

Applies to 1994-95 models

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
G
Injury measures
Head/neck
A
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 1994 Mercury Sable is a twin of the tested vehicle.

The Ford Taurus and Mercury Sable were introduced in the 1986 model year. Frontal airbags for both the driver and passenger were introduced as options beginning with the 1992 model year and were made standard for the Sable in 1993 and for the Taurus in 1994.

Injury measures

Measures taken from the neck, chest, and legs indicate low risk of injuries to these body regions in a crash of this severity. A high head acceleration occurred when the dummy's head hit the B-pillar, indicating that injuries to the head would be possible.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

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

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle1995 Ford Taurus GL 4-door
Weight 3,159 lbs.
Side airbagsnone
Wheelbase106 in.
Length192 in.
Width71 in.
Engine3.0 L V6
EPA ratings20 mpg city / 30 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm)10
Left (cm)13
Center (cm)17
Right (cm)15
Brake pedal (cm)13
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm)-4
Right (cm)-4
Steering column movement
Upward (cm)10
Rearward (cm)1
A-pillar rearward movement (cm)4

Driver injury measures

Test ID
Head
HIC-15183
Peak gs at hard contact72
Neck
Tension (kN)1.5
Extension bending moment (Nm)22
Maximum Nij 0.26
Chest maximum compression (mm)23
Legs
Femur force - left (kN)3.8
Femur force - right (kN)2.8
Knee displacement - left (mm)3
Knee displacement - right (mm)0
Maximum tibia index - left0.37
Maximum tibia index - right0.34
Tibia axial force - left (kN)0.7
Tibia axial force - right (kN)1.1
Foot acceleration (g)
Left71
Right52

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