Ford Freestyle2005-07 models
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 Freestyle was introduced in the 2005 model year. The vehicle will be re-engineered with a new engine for the 2008 model year and renamed the Ford Taurus X.
Restraints/dummy kinematics — Dummy movement was well controlled. During rebound, the dummy’s head hit the roof rail.
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 steering wheel through the airbag, indicating that head injuries would be possible. Head acceleration from the 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 well.
- Smeared greasepaint indicates where the dummy's head hit the roof rail during rebound. Head acceleration from this hit was low.
- Intrusion into the driver's space was minimal, and all leg and foot injury measures were low.
- Side airbags: head curtain airbags for all three rows of seats and front seat-mounted torso airbags (standard in 2007 models built after September 2006, optional in 2005-07 models built in or before September 2006)
- Rollover sensor: designed to deploy the side curtain airbags, if equipped, in the event of an impending rollover
- Antilock brakes
- Daytime running lights (optional on vehicles sold to fleets)
Tested vehicle specifications:
- 2005 Ford Freestyle SE 4wd
- Class: Midsize SUV
- Weight: 4,145 lbs.
- Side airbags: none
- Wheelbase: 113 in.
- Length: 200 in.
- Width: 74 in.
- Engine: 3.0 L V6
- EPA ratings: 19 mpg city | 24 mpg highway