2002 Ford Ranger

small pickup / Extended cab pickup

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Moderate overlap front
Side
Roof strength

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 1999-2011 models

Tested vehicle: 2005 Ford Ranger XLT SuperCab 4x2

The Ford Ranger and Mazda B Series were redesigned for the 1998 model year. Extended cab models with four doors were introduced in the 1999 model year. The Mazda B Series was discontinued after the 2009 model year.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Driver restraints and dummy kinematics
Dummy movement was reasonably well controlled. After the dummy moved forward into the airbag, it rebounded into the seat without its head coming close to any stiff structure that could cause injury. However, there was too much forward tipping of the driver seat and too much upward movement of the steering wheel.

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, but steering wheel movement and seat tipping were both excessive.

Dummy movement was reasonably well controlled, despite the excessive tipping of the seat. During rebound, the dummy's head hit the head restraint.

Forces on both lower legs were high enough to indicate the possibility of injuries.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CEF0507
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 19
Left (cm) 19
Center (cm) 14
Right (cm) 14
Brake pedal (cm) 14
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 8
Right (cm) 7
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) 13
Rearward (cm) 3
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 9

Driver injury measures

Test ID CEF0507
Head
HIC-15 339
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.1
Extension bending moment (Nm) 36
Maximum Nij 0.33
Chest maximum compression (mm) 31
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 1.6
Femur force - right (kN) 4.1
Knee displacement - left (mm) 0
Knee displacement - right (mm) 0
Maximum tibia index - left 0.38
Maximum tibia index - right 0.68
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 4.2
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 6.2
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 102
Right 92

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted

Side

Rating applies to 1999-2009 models

Tested vehicle: 2008 Ford Ranger XLT SuperCab 4x2 without side airbags (not available)

The Ford Ranger and Mazda B Series were redesigned for the 1998 model year. Extended cab models with four doors were introduced in the 1999 model year, and this version was used in the side impact test. The Mazda B Series was discontinued after the 2009 model year. Structure ratings are based on this test and on a later test of a 2010 Ranger model with side airbags. NOTE: the ratings are based only on the driver, and the side-facing rear jump seats weren’t tested because they are not recommended for safe transport.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Driver head protection
Although the intruding barrier did not hit the dummy's head in this test, the head was not protected from contacts outside the vehicle. This indicates that only slightly different crash circumstances could produce a direct hit to a person's head.
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Rear passenger head protection

View of the vehicle and barrier just after the crash test.

View of the vehicle after the crash with the driver door removed, showing the damage to the occupant compartment.

Action shot taken during the side impact crash test showing the driver dummy's head leaning well outward and approaching the window sill.

Smeared greasepaint shows where the dummy's shoulder and arm stub were struck by the sill and door trim panel, respectively. The vehicle offered no protection for the head.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CES0820 CES0929
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm) -11.0 -12.5
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.

Driver injury measures

Test ID CES0820
Head HIC-15 340
Neck
Tension (kN) 2.4
Compression (kN) 0.1
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 54
Lateral force (kN) 3.0
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 62
Average deflection (mm) 55
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 9.58
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 2.55
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 2.8
Acetabulum force (kN) 3.1
Combined force (kN) 5.6
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.5
L-M moment (Nm) 94
A-P moment (Nm) 22

Passenger injury measures

Test ID CES0820
Head HIC-15
Neck
Tension (kN)
Compression (kN)
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)
Lateral force (kN)
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 0
Average deflection (mm)
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 0.00
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.00
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)
Acetabulum force (kN)
Combined force (kN)
Left femur
L-M force (kN)
L-M moment (Nm)
A-P moment (Nm)

How the side crash test is conducted

Roof strength

Rating applies to 1999-2011 models

Tested vehicle: 2010 Ford Ranger XLT SuperCab 2wd

Overall evaluation
Curb weight 3,681 lbs
Peak force 12,219 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio 3.32

How the roof strength test is conducted