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FORD Courier 1999

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2 Star Driver ProtectionUCSR Logo

Driver Protection rating based on analysis of real world crashes.

Protection for other road users rating:
1 Protection for Other Road Users Rating - Very Poor



Used Car Safety Report

The Ford Courier has been awarded a 2 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 Courier 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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3 ANCAP Star RatingANCAP Logo
Crash TestScoreMaximum Score
Overall Score18.24out of 34
Frontal Offset test3.15out of 16
Side impact test15.09out of 16
Pole test (Optional)0out of 2
Bonus points0out of 0

This model Ford Courier Utility was introduced in 1999. The MAZDA BRAVO UTILITY is based on the same design and was also introduced in 1999.

The Ford Courier scored 3.15 out of 16 in the offset crash test. Protection from serious head injury was poor for the driver. Chest protection was weak and lower leg protection was poor.

The vehicle scored 15.09 out of 16 in the side impact crash. There was a slight risk of serious abdomen injury.


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.

Airbags are not available for the Bravo but they are optional on the Courier (driver airbag about $930, dual airbags about $1400). The centre front seat only has a two point seat belt. Webbing grabbers are fitted to the outboard seat belts.

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Frontal Offset Test Results

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Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Frontal Offset* 3.15 pts (out of 16)
Head/Neck 0 pts
Chest 1.54 pts
Upper Legs 2 pts
Lower Legs 0 pts

The passenger compartment was held its shape reasonably well in the offset crash test, except for firewall and footwell movement. The front part of the driver's floor was pushed rearwards 207mm. It was severely folded and almost trapped the driver's foot. The brake pedal moved rearwards by 233mm and upwards 74mm. The dash moved 99mm towards the driver. The steering wheel hub moved upwards 79mm and sideways 35mm. There was no rearward movement. The A-pillar moved 123mm rearwards. The width of the driver's doorway shortened by 112mm. All doors remained closed during the crash. After the crash tools were required to open the driver’s door.

The driver's head hit the steering wheel hub with a hard contact. The driver's knees hit the dash and steering column. The steering column adjuster bracket, ignition switch barrel and park brake lever are potential sources of knee injury. There was no passenger head contact. The passenger's knees hit the glove box and dash.

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* 15.09 pts (out of 16)
Head 4 pts
Chest 4 pts
Abdomen 3.09 pts
Pelvis 4 pts

This test simulates a fairly small car striking the driver's door of the vehicle under test. It is based on a regulation test but the regulation does not apply to vehicles with a high seat height like the Courier. Such vehicles can be expected to perform relatively well in this particular side impact test. With the Bravo the lower part of the driver's door was pushed inwards substantially but intrusion was much less at seat height and above. The driver's head hit the unbroken side window.

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, giving a maximum possible overall score of 34 points.

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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2-Star Pedestrian Rating

Pedestrian Summary

A separate pedestrian impact test is conducted. This test estimates injuries to pedestrians struck by a vehicle travelling at 40 km/h. The more stars the better (maximum 4 stars).


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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2 ANCAP Star RatingANCAP Logo
Crash TestScoreMaximum Score
Overall Score16.49out of 37
Frontal Offset test2.62out of 16
Side impact test16out of 16
Pole test (Optional)0out of 2
Bonus points0out of 3

The tested model of Ford Courier 4x4 was introduced in Australia during 1999. The Mazda Bravo is based on the same design and can be expected to have similar crashworthiness.

The Courier 4x4 scored 2.62 out of 16 in the offset crash test. The passenger compartment was severely deformed. Protection from serious leg injury was poor for the driver. Head and chest protection were weak for the driver. Chest protection was marginal for the passenger.

The vehicle was awarded a default score of 16 out of 16 in the side impact crash test.

The low offset score limited the overall rating to 2 stars and 16.49 points (the maximum points available for a 2 star rating). This provision was introduced in 2005 and so did not apply to the Bravo/Courier 4x2 utility that was rated by ANCAP in 2002. Test protocols have also changed since 2002.


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 front airbags are optional and were not fitted to the test vehicle.

A two point seat belt is fitted to the centre rear seat. This provides inferior protection compared with a three point seat belt. Child restraint anchorages are fitted behind the rear seat but are difficult to reach.

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Frontal Offset Test Results

Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Frontal Offset* 2.62 pts (out of 16)
Head/Neck 1 pts
Chest 0.2 pts
Upper Legs 1.42 pts
Lower Legs 0 pts

The passenger compartment integrity was compromised in the offset crash test. The brake pedal moved rearwards by 418mm and upwards 107mm. The steering wheel hub moved rearwards 133mm, upwards 119mm and sideways 14mm. The front ("A") pillar moved 227mm rearwards. All doors remained closed during the crash. After the crash tools were required to open the driver’s door.

Steering column components were a potential source of injury for the driver's knees.

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

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

The side impact test normally used by ANCAP simulates a small car striking the driver's door of the vehicle under test. It is based on a regulation test but the regulation does not apply to vehicles with a high seat height like the Courier 4x4. Experience shows that such vehicles can be expected to perform well in this test so ANCAP has decided to award full score for these vehicles instead of conducting a crash 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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1-Star Pedestrian Rating

Pedestrian Summary

A separate pedestrian impact test is conducted. This test estimates injuries to pedestrians struck by a vehicle travelling at 40 km/h. The more stars the better (maximum 4 stars).


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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