2004 Mercury Monterey



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


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Moderate overlap front: original test

Rating applies to 2004-06 models

Tested vehicle: 2004 Ford Freestar S passenger van

The Ford Freestar was introduced in the 2004 model year as a replacement for the Ford Windstar. The Mercury Monterey was introduced in the same year and discontinued after the 2006 model year.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
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.

Forces on the legs and feet were low, indicating that significant injury was unlikely.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CEF0327
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 12
Left (cm) 12
Center (cm) 11
Right (cm) 11
Brake pedal (cm) 10
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 5
Right (cm) 3
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) 9
Rearward (cm) -1
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 2

Driver injury measures

Test ID CEF0327
HIC-15 340
Peak gs at hard contact 86
Tension (kN) 1.4
Extension bending moment (Nm) 19
Maximum Nij 0.23
Chest maximum compression (mm) 27
Femur force - left (kN) 2.0
Femur force - right (kN) 1.4
Knee displacement - left (mm) 0
Knee displacement - right (mm) 1
Maximum tibia index - left 0.49
Maximum tibia index - right 0.31
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 1.9
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 2.0
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 74
Right 61

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted

Head restraints & seats

Seat type: Seats with adjustable head restraints

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry
Technical measurements for this test
Seat type Seats with adjustable head restraints
Backset (mm) 52
Distance below top of head (mm) 45
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Pass
Max T1 acceleration (g) 9.0
Head contact time (ms) 108
Force rating 1
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N) 98
Max neck tension (N) 515

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

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