Euro NCAP Crash Test Results

Test results and safety ratings

Ford Ranger 2008

2.5TDCI double cab , 4-door pick-up

Test Date: Nov 2008

Ford Ranger crash test picture Crash Star Rating Crash Rating 2 Stars
Front-impact score
Side-impact score
Seat belt reminder
Total score
3 (0.0%)
16 (0.0%)
Pedestrian Star Rating Pedestrian Rating 2 Stars
Pedestrian-test score 11 (0.0%)

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The Ranger did not achieve the minimum number of points in this test to get a three star rating, even though it scored enough points overall. The impact overloaded the structure and the passenger compartment became unstable. The car was penalised for that and for the following: collapse of the A-pillar and the extent of rearward movement of the steering wheel; the risk posed to the driver's lower legs by upward movement of the brake pedal; rupture of the footwell and rearward displacement of the pedals, which exceeded 400mm. There was insufficient pressure in the airbag to prevent the head from contacting the steering wheel. Protection of the driver's chest was rated as weak, mainly due to the threat posed by the extent of structural collapse. Values from the left knee of the driver dummy indicated a high risk of injury and protection was rated as poor. Deformation of the footwell and movement of the pedals resulted in poor protection of the driver's lower legs, feet and ankles. Ford had not tested a left hand drive Ranger at 64km/h so Euro NCAP was unable to confirm that it would provide a similar level of protection to the car tested. In side impact the car scored maximum points. A head-protecting airbag is not available for the Ranger so no pole test was performed. In pedestrian protection tests the front edge of the bonnet scored no points for the protection it offered to pedestrians' legs. The bonnet surface was rated as predominantly poor for the protection it offered the head of a struck child.

Driver head - Marginal
Driver neck - Good
Driver chest - Weak
Driver abdomen
Driver right femur - Marginal Driver left femur - Poor
Driver right lower leg - Poor Driver left lower leg - Poor
Driver right foot - Poor Driver left foot - Poor
Passenger head - Good
Passenger neck - Good
Passenger chest - Adequate
Passenger abdomen
Passenger right femur - Marginal Passenger left femur - Adequate
Passenger right lower leg - Adequate Passenger left lower leg - Adequate
Passenger right foot Passenger left foot
Side impact head - Good
Side impact chest - Good
Side impact abdomen - Good
Side impact pelvis - Good
Green = Good Good
Yellow = Adequate Adequate
Orange = Marginal Marginal
Brown = Weak Weak
Red = Poor Poor

applies to European Rangers from model year 2006 onwards