2006 Ford F-150

large pickup / Extended cab pickup

2006 Ford F-150 Extended cab pickup
2004 Ford F-150 shown

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Moderate overlap front
Head restraints & seats

Key

  • G
    Good
  • A
    Acceptable
  • M
    Marginal
  • P
    Poor
  • Superior
  • Advanced
  • Basic

Some ratings use a scale of Poor to Good. Others range from Basic to Superior.

Moderate overlap front

Rating applies to 2004-08 models

Tested vehicle: 2004 Ford F-150 XL SuperCab short bed 2wd

The Ford F-150 was redesigned for the 2004 model year.

Note: This pickup does NOT share the same design as the 2004 F-150 Heritage, which was produced for only one model year. The 2004 Heritage shares the design of the older 1997-2003 F-150 pickup models, which were rated Poor overall in the 40 mph frontal offset crash test.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Driver restraints and dummy kinematics

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.

Dummy movement was well controlled. During rebound, the dummy's head hit only the head restraint, as indicated by smeared greasepaint.

Intrusion into the driver's space was minimal, and forces on the legs and feet were low.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CEF0328
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 7
Left (cm) 7
Center (cm) 9
Right (cm) 4
Brake pedal (cm) 5
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 1
Right (cm) 1
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) 2
Rearward (cm) -1
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 1

Driver injury measures

Test ID CEF0328
Head
HIC-15 180
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.5
Extension bending moment (Nm) 14
Maximum Nij 0.28
Chest maximum compression (mm) 27
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 3.1
Femur force - right (kN) 2.5
Knee displacement - left (mm) 4
Knee displacement - right (mm) 4
Maximum tibia index - left 0.72
Maximum tibia index - right 0.54
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 3.6
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 3.7
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 91
Right 85

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted

Head restraints & seats

Rating applies to 2004-08 models

Seat type: Seats without integrated seatbelt

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry
Technical measurements for this test
Seat type Seats without integrated seatbelt
Geometry
Backset (mm) 45
Distance below top of head (mm) 35
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Fail
Max T1 acceleration (g) 10.1
Head contact time (ms) 101
Force rating 2
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N) 138
Max neck tension (N) 669

Rating applies to 2004-08 models

Seat type: Seats with integrated seatbelt

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry
Technical measurements for this test
Seat type Seats with integrated seatbelt
Geometry
Backset (mm) 32
Distance below top of head (mm) 35
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Fail
Max T1 acceleration (g) 10.0
Head contact time (ms) 88
Force rating 3
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N) 215
Max neck tension (N) 854

How the head restraint & seat test is conducted