Ford Escape2005-08 models
results also apply to: 2005-08 Mazda Tribute | 2005-08 Mercury Mariner
MODERATE OVERLAP FRONT TEST
|Structure/safety cage||Injury measures||Restraints/dummy kinematics|
|Head/neck||Chest||Leg/foot, left||Leg/foot, right|
Important: Frontal crash test ratings can be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.
Good Acceptable Marginal Poor
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.
Restraints/dummy kinematics — Dummy movement was well controlled. During rebound, the dummy's head hit the B-pillar and roof rail.
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.
Left to right:
- Action shot taken during the frontal offset crash test.
- The dummy's position in relation to the steering wheel and instrument panel after the crash test indicates that the driver's survival space was maintained reasonably well.
- Smeared greasepaint indicates where the dummy's head hit the B-pillar and roof rail during rebound. Head accelerations from these hits were low.
- Forces on the lower right leg were high enough to indicate the likelihood of leg injury and the possibility of foot injury.
- 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)
- Rollover sensor: designed to deploy the side curtain airbags, if equipped, in the event of an impending rollover
- Electronic stability control; includes roll stability control to minimize the possibility of rollover (beginning with 2008 models)
- Antilock brakes
Tested vehicle specifications:
- 2005 Ford Escape XLT 4wd
- Class: Small SUV
- Weight: 3,580 lbs.
- Side airbags: none
- Wheelbase: 103 in.
- Length: 175 in.
- Width: 70 in.
- Engine: 3.0 L V6
- EPA ratings: 18 mpg city | 22 mpg highway