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FORD Falcon Ute 2002

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Driver Protection rating based on analysis of real world crashes.

Protection for other road users rating:
3 Protection for Other Road Users Rating - Marginal



Used Car Safety Report

The Ford Falcon Ute has been awarded a 4 star Driver Protection rating in the latest Used Car Safety Rating (UCSR) report. UCSR are reported annually by the Monash University Accident Research Centre (MUARC). Ratings are estimated from data on real crashes reported to police in Australia and New Zealand and provide a very high level of confidence. The UCSR report classifies cars according to where their rating lies in relation to a best performance benchmark. The Driver Protection rating measures the relative safety of cars in preventing serious injury to their own drivers in crashes.

Driver Protection Rating
Rating Result
5 Star Driver Protection Excellent
4 Star Driver Protection Good
3 Star Driver Protection Marginal
2 Star Driver Protection Poor
1 Star Driver Protection Very Poor

The Ford Falcon Ute also received a protection for other road users rating in the UCSR report. The protection for other road users rating indicates the level of protection that a vehicle provides for other unprotected road users (other car drivers, pedestrians, bicyclists or motorcyclists) in the event of a crash.

Protection For Other Road Users Rating
Rating Result
Excellent
Good
Marginal
Poor
Very Poor

For further information on the UCSR please click here.

If you would like to view the new car safety rating produced by ANCAP please see the archived report below:



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Crash TestScoreMaximum Score
Overall Score25.92out of 37
Offset crash test10.56out of 16
Side impact crash test14.36out of 16
Pole test (Optional)0out of 2
Bonus points1out of 3

The BA Falcon Utility was introduced in Australia during 2002.

The Falcon Utility scored 10.56 out of 16 in the offset crash test. The passenger compartment held its shape well. Protection from serious chest injury was weak for the driver and passenger. There was a slight risk of serious lower leg injury for both occupants and a slight risk of neck injury for the passenger.

The vehicle scored 14.36 out of 16 in the side impact crash test. There was a marginal risk of serious chest injury for the driver.


Safety Feature Summary

The safety feature information below is subject to change without notice. For up to date safety feature specifications for all variants, please see the safety feature table to the right or contact the manufacturer.

A driver airbag is standard on all variants. A passenger frontal airbag is optional on some variants and standard on others. ABS/EBD brakes are also available. An advanced seat belt reminder is fitted to the driver's seat.

The front seat belt buckles are mounted on the seats and the upper anchorages are adjustable. These features improve the fit of the seat belt. Pre-tensioners are fitted to both seat belts to reduce slack in the event of a crash. The driver's seat belt retractor has a load limiter.

ANCAP & UCSR Rating Explained
This shows the differences between the rating processes.


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Frontal Offset Crash Test Results

Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Frontal Offset* 10.56 pts (out of 16)
Head/Neck 2.99 pts
Chest 0.81 pts
Upper Legs 4 pts
Lower Legs 2.76 pts

The passenger compartment held its shape well in the offset crash test. The accelerator pedal moved rearwards by 98mm and downwards 14mm. By design, the brake pedal hinge separated during the crash, allowing the brake pedal to swing freely. This reduces the risk of lower leg injury. The feet were protected from footwell deformation by a laminated insert under the carpet. The steering wheel hub moved rearwards 15mm, upwards 30mm and sideways 4mm. The front ("A") pillar moved 40mm rearwards. All doors remained closed during the crash. After the crash high manual effort was required to open the driver’s door.

The airbag cushioned the head of the driver and contact was stable. There were no deductions for knee hazards. Although the passenger did not have an airbag there was no head contact with the dash.

What is frontal offset crash?

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) provides consumers with independent and transparent information on the level of occupant and pedestrian protection provided by different new car models, in the most common types of crashes, through its star rating program.



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Side Impact Crash Test Results

Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Side Impact* 14.36 pts (out of 16)
Head 4 pts
Chest 2.36 pts
Abdomen 4 pts
Pelvis 4 pts

The vehicle was not eligible for a Pole Impact Test since it did not have head-protecting side airbags. This test can earn eligible vehicles an extra two points.

What is side impact crash?

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) provides consumers with independent and transparent information on the level of occupant and pedestrian protection provided by different new car models, in the most common types of crashes, through its star rating program.



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9.1 L/100km

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