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2010 Ford Taurus

large car / 4-door sedan

2010 Ford Taurus 4-door sedan

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Moderate overlap front
Side
Roof strength
Head restraints & seats

Other available safety features

  • Optional blind spot detection

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 2010-19 models

Tested vehicle: 2010 Ford Taurus Limited 4-door 4WD

The Ford Taurus was re-engineered and restyled for the 2010 model year. Moderate overlap frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Ford as part of frontal crash test verification.

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

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID VTF0821
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 5
Left (cm) 6
Center (cm) 7
Right (cm) 7
Brake pedal (cm) 3
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 3
Right (cm) 2
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) 1
Rearward (cm) -2
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 1

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTF0821
Head
HIC-15 178
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.3
Extension bending moment (Nm) 13
Maximum Nij 0.33
Chest maximum compression (mm) 39
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 0.3
Femur force - right (kN) 0.2
Knee displacement - left (mm) 2
Knee displacement - right (mm) 1
Maximum tibia index - left 0.36
Maximum tibia index - right 0.59
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 2.0
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 1.4
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 55
Right 64

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted

Side

Rating applies to 2010-19 models

Tested vehicle: 2010 Ford Taurus SHO 4-door 4WD with standard front and rear head curtain airbags and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags

The Ford Taurus was re-engineered and restyled for the 2010 model year. Side ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Ford as part of side crash test verification.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Driver head protection
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Rear passenger head protection
Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID VTS0802
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm) -12.0
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTS0802
Head HIC-15 123
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.8
Compression (kN) 0.5
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 37
Lateral force (kN) 1.4
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 37
Average deflection (mm) 31
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 4.00
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.50
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 2.6
Acetabulum force (kN) 2.7
Combined force (kN) 5.1
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.1
L-M moment (Nm) 75
A-P moment (Nm) 19

Passenger injury measures

Test ID VTS0802
Head HIC-15 207
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.2
Compression (kN) 0.4
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 34
Lateral force (kN) 1.6
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 43
Average deflection (mm) 33
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 5.10
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.80
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 0.9
Acetabulum force (kN) 3.3
Combined force (kN) 3.6
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.1
L-M moment (Nm) 103
A-P moment (Nm) 24

How the side crash test is conducted

Roof strength

Rating applies to 2010-19 models

Tested vehicle: 2010 Ford Taurus SEL 4-door

Overall evaluation
Curb weight 3,972 lbs
Peak force 16,759 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio 4.22

How the roof strength test is conducted

Head restraints & seats

Seat type: Power leather seats

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry
Technical measurements for this test
Seat type Power leather seats
Geometry
Backset (mm) 25
Distance below top of head (mm) 22
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Pass
Max T1 acceleration (g) 10.1
Head contact time (ms) 58
Force rating 1
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N) 16
Max neck tension (N) 545

How the head restraint & seat test is conducted