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FORD Falcon Ute 2015

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4 Star Driver ProtectionUCSR Logo

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:



The 2008 Ford Falcon hitting the barrier in the frontal offset test.

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Crash TestScoreMaximum Score
Overall Score34.58out of 37
Frontal Offset test14.62out of 16
Side impact test15.96out of 16
Pole test (Optional)2out of 2
Bonus points2out of 3
ANCAP 2013 5 five star

The Ford Falcon FG X Ute was introduced in Australia and New Zealand in late 2014. This ANCAP safety rating is based on ANCAP tests conducted in 2008 and 2010 and technical information provided by Ford. It applies to all variants, including all engines and all fuels.

In the frontal offset crash test, driver chest protection was acceptable. Passenger chest and leg protection was acceptable. In the side impact test, driver chest protection was acceptable. Head protection in the side pole test was good.


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.

Dual frontal, side chest and side head airbags (curtains) are standard. Antilock brakes (ABS), electronic brake distribution (EBD) and electronic stability control (ESC) are also standard. Advanced seat belt reminders are fitted to both front seats.

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


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Frontal Offset Test Results

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Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Frontal Offset* 14.62 pts (out of 16)
Head/Neck 4 pts
Chest 2.75 pts
Upper Legs 4 pts
Lower Legs 3.87 pts

The passenger compartment held its shape well in the frontal offset test. Pedal and steering wheel displacements were well controlled. Driver and passenger contact with the airbags was stable. All doors
remained closed during the crash. After the crash, all doors could be opened with normal effort. There were no knee hazards with the tunnel-mounted transmission control.

For variants where the transmission control is mounted on the steering column, due to knee hazards, a 2 point deduction applies however that variant retains a 5 star rating (frontal offset score 12.62, overall score 32.58).

What is frontal offset test?

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 Test Results

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Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Side Impact* 15.96 pts (out of 16)
Head 4 pts
Chest 3.96 pts
Abdomen 4 pts
Pelvis 4 pts

Mostly good protection was provided for the driver in the side impact test. Chest protection was acceptable.

The vehicle was eligible for a side pole test because it has side curtain airbags. The vehicle scored the maximum 2 points for head protection in this test.

What is side impact test?

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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Whiplash Protection Test

Whiplash protection is assessed to the RCAR Protocol

Geometric test: GOOD
Dynamic test: GOOD

Overall whiplash rating: GOOD

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Marginal

Pedestrian Summary

Scored 10.95 out of 36 points

The following are based on ANCAP's tests of the Falcon sedan:
Child head impacts: 7.25 points
Adult head impacts: 2.10 points
Upper leg impacts: 0.00 points
Lower leg impacts: 1.60 points

The bonnet had some good results for head protection but most tested points were poor. The bonnet leading edge was poor. The bumper provided a mixture of acceptable and poor protection. (v4.1)


Pedestrian Rating Explained

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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Pedestrian Rating - please view table for scores

Green Vehicle Guide

Combined Fuel Consumption CO2 Greenhouse Rating Air Pollution Rating Overall Rating
10.5 L/100km 249 g/km 5 /10 5.5 /10 3-Star Overall Rating

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