2006 Mazda B Series

small pickup / Regular cab pickup

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 1998-2009 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
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, 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
Head
HIC-15 307
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 2.2
Extension bending moment (Nm) 25
Maximum Nij 0.45
Chest maximum compression (mm) 25
Legs
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

Rating applies to 2006-09 models

Seat type: All seats

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry
Technical measurements for this test
Seat type All seats
Geometry
Backset (mm) 40
Distance below top of head (mm) 90
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Fail
Max T1 acceleration (g) 0.0
Head contact time (ms)
Force rating 0
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N)
Max neck tension (N)

How the head restraint & seat test is conducted