Ford Crown Victoria2009-11 models
results also apply to: 2009-10 Mercury Grand Marquis
SIDE IMPACT TEST
|Injury measures||Head protection||Structure/safety cage|
Important: Side impact crash test ratings can be compared across vehicle type and weight categories.
Good Acceptable Marginal Poor
The Ford Crown Victoria and Mercury Grand Marquis were re-engineered for the 2003 model year. Beginning with 2007 models built after July 2006, design changes were made to the optional side airbags and door trim to improve occupant protection in side impact 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). Beginning with 2008 models, the Ford Crown Victoria was sold when new only to fleets. Beginning with 2009 models of the Crown Victoria and Grand Marquis, side airbags were made standard. The Grand Marquis was discontinued after the 2010 model year.
Two tests of the Crown Victoria were conducted, one a 2007 model with the design changes and equipped with optional side airbags, and the other a 2006 model without side airbags. These vehicles are rated separately, except that the structural ratings and rear passenger injury and head protection ratings for both vehicles are based on both tests.
Driver — Measures taken from the dummy indicate that a fracture of the pelvis would be likely in a crash of this severity. Rib fractures and/or internal organ injuries would also be possible.
Rear passenger — Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.
Driver — The dummy's head was protected from being hit by any hard structures, including the intruding barrier, by a side airbag that deployed from the seat.
Rear passenger — The dummy's head was hit by the pillar behind the rear passenger door. This pillar is required by federal standard to provide some protection for occupants' heads.
Left to right:
- View of the vehicle and barrier just after the crash test.
- View of the vehicle after the crash with doors removed, showing the side airbag and damage to the occupant compartment.
- Smeared greasepaint shows where the driver dummy's head was protected from being hit by hard structures by the side airbag.
- Smeared red greasepaint shows where the rear passenger dummy’s head was hit by the pillar behind the rear passenger door.
- Side airbags: front seat-mounted combination head and torso airbags (standard beginning with 2009 models, optional in 2003-08 models)
- Antilock brakes
- Daytime running lights (optional on Crown Victoria models sold to fleets)
Tested vehicle specifications:
- 2007 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4-door
- Class: Large family car
- Weight: 4,074 lbs.
- Side airbags: optional front seat-mounted combination head and torso airbags
- Wheelbase: 115 in.
- Length: 212 in.
- Width: 78 in.
- Engine: 4.6 L V8
- EPA ratings: 17 mpg city | 25 mpg highway