2004 Ford Ranger

small pickup / Regular cab pickup

2004 Ford Ranger Regular cab pickup
1998 Ford Ranger Regular cab pickup shown


Rating overview
Moderate overlap front: original test
Head restraints & seats


  • G
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  • M
  • P
  • Superior
  • Advanced
  • Basic

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

Moderate overlap front: original test

Rating applies to 1998-2011 models

Tested vehicle: 1998 Ford Ranger XLT 4X2 p/u

The Ford Ranger and Mazda B Series were redesigned for the 1998 model year. The Mazda B Series was discontinued after the 2009 model year.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
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, its head moved toward the window frame as buckling of the floor tilted the driver seat forward and toward the door.

Action shot taken during the frontal offset crash test.

Post-crash damage shot.

The seat tilted forward and toward the driver door during the offset test, and intrusion into the driver footwell contributed to high forces on the right leg.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CF98007
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 21
Left (cm) 19
Center (cm) 21
Right (cm) 16
Brake pedal (cm) 17
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 7
Right (cm) 8
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) 8
Rearward (cm) 2
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 5

Driver injury measures

Test ID CF98007
HIC-15 307
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Tension (kN) 2.2
Extension bending moment (Nm) 25
Maximum Nij 0.45
Chest maximum compression (mm) 25
Femur force - left (kN) 5.2
Femur force - right (kN) 4.1
Knee displacement - left (mm) 5
Knee displacement - right (mm) 2
Maximum tibia index - left 0.39
Maximum tibia index - right 1.00
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 3.3
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 4.8
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 78
Right 90

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted

Head restraints & seats

Seat type: All seats

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry
Technical measurements for this test
Seat type All seats
Backset (mm) 25
Distance below top of head (mm) 20
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Pass
Max T1 acceleration (g) 17.0
Head contact time (ms) 68
Force rating 1
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N) 46
Max neck tension (N) 612

How the head restraint & seat test is conducted
Currently, IIHS tests apply only to front seats.

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