Lincoln Continental1995-2002 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 Lincoln Continental was redesigned for the 1995 model year.
Restraints/dummy kinematics — Dummy movement was well controlled. After the dummy moved forward into the airbag, its neck extended backward. Then the dummy rebounded into the seat without its head coming close to any stiff structure that could cause injury.
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 neck indicate that injuries to the neck would be possible. Forces on the left femur indicate that injuries to the upper leg would be possible. Forces on both tibias indicate that injuries to the lower left leg would be likely and injuries to the lower right leg would be possible.
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.
- The forces on the dummy's left lower leg would be sufficient to break a driver's leg.
- Forces on the neck were moderately high as the dummy rebounded, indicating the possibility of injury.
- Side airbags: front seat-mounted combination head and torso airbags (beginning with 1999 models)
- Antilock brakes
Tested vehicle specifications:
- 1997 Lincoln Continental 4-door
- Class: Large luxury car
- Weight: 3,915 lbs.
- Side airbags: none
- Wheelbase: 109 in.
- Length: 206 in.
- Width: 74 in.
- Engine: 4.6 L V8
- EPA ratings: 17 mpg city | 25 mpg highway