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FORD Falcon 2008

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3 Star Driver ProtectionUCSR Logo

Driver Protection rating based on analysis of real world crashes.

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



Used Car Safety Report

The Ford Falcon has been awarded a 3 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 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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4 ANCAP Star RatingANCAP Logo
Crash TestScoreMaximum Score
Overall Score27.27out of 37
Frontal Offset test11.82out of 16
Side impact test14.45out of 16
Pole test (Optional)0out of 2
Bonus points1out of 3

The tested model of FORD FALCON BA was introduced in 2002.

The FORD FALCON BA scored 11.82 out of 16 in the offset crash test. The passenger compartment held its shape well. There was a marginal risk of serious chest injury for the driver and passenger and lower leg injury for the driver.

The vehicle scored 14.45 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.

Dual front airbags are standard equipment. Side airbags are standard on some variants and available as an option on others. ABS brakes, an intelligent safety system and a driver's seat belt reminder are standard on all variants. 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.

Pretensioners are fitted to the front seat belts to reduce slack in the event of a crash. These seat belts also have load limiters. A three point seat belt is fitted to the centre rear seat. This provides better protection than a two point seat belt.

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Frontal Offset Test Results

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Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Frontal Offset* 11.82 pts (out of 16)
Head/Neck 4 pts
Chest 2 pts
Upper Legs 4 pts
Lower Legs 1.82 pts

The passenger compartment held its shape well in the offset crash test. The brake pedal moved rearwards by 71mm and upwards 25mm, relative to the driver's seat. 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 floor panel separated slightly from the sill but structure was maintained. The feet were protected from footwell deformation by a laminated insert under the carpet. The dash moved 91mm towards the driver. The steering wheel hub moved rearwards 28mm, upwards 20.4mm and sideways 14mm. The front ("A") pillar moved 40mm rearwards. The roof was only slightly deformed. The width of the driver's doorway shortened by 40mm. All doors remained closed during the crash. After the crash all doors opened normally.

The airbag cushioned the head of the driver and contact was stable. The passenger's head was cushioned by the airbag. The passenger's knees hit the glove box.

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* 14.45 pts (out of 16)
Head 4 pts
Chest 2.45 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 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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Green Vehicle Guide

Combined Fuel Consumption CO2 Greenhouse Rating Air Pollution Rating Overall Rating
10.6 L/100km 253 g/km 5 /10 5 /10 3-Star Overall Rating


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5 ANCAP Star RatingANCAP Logo
Crash TestScoreMaximum Score
Overall Score34.61out of 37
Frontal Offset test14.61out of 16
Side impact test16out of 16
Pole test (Optional)2out of 2
Bonus points2out of 3

The tested model of Ford Falcon was introduced in Australia during 2008. From January 2008 ANCAP has required Electronic Stability Control (ESC) for a 5 star occupant protection rating. This 5-star rating applies to all petrol variants, including V8s from July 2008 and to LPG fuelled variants from 1 May 2009, when ESC became available. It includes EcoLPi variants.

The Falcon scored 14.61 out of 16 in the offset crash test. The passenger compartment was in excellent shape after the test. There was a slight risk of serious chest and leg injury.

The vehicle scored 16 out of 16 in the side impact crash test and a further two points in the optional pole test.

This is the first Australian-built vehicle to receive a 5 star rating from ANCAP.


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, antilock brakes (ABS) and electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD) are standard across the range. All sedans also have head protecting side airbags as standard equipment. Vehicles have either head/thorax side airbags or thorax side bags plus inflatable side curtains. ANCAP tested a vehicle with head/thorax side airbags. Emergency Brake Assist and ESC are now standard (ESC became available for LPG variants in May 2009). Intelligent seat belt reminders are fitted to both front seats. Power adjustable pedals and a reversing camera are available. Several other safety features are incorporated in the Intelligent Safety System.

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. Pretensioners are fitted to the front seat belts to reduce slack in the event of a crash. A three point seat belt is fitted to the centre rear seat. This provides better protection than a two point (lap) seat belt.

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


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Frontal Offset Test Results

Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Frontal Offset* 14.61 pts (out of 16)
Head/Neck 4 pts
Chest 2.92 pts
Upper Legs 4 pts
Lower Legs 3.69 pts

The passenger compartment held its shape extremely well in the offset crash test. The accelerator pedal moved rearwards by 29mm and downwards 2mm. By design, the brake pedal moved forward to reduce injury risk. The steering wheel hub moved 53mm forward, 47mm downward and 10mm sideways. All doors remained closed during the crash. After the crash all doors could be opened with normal effort.

The airbag cushioned the head of the driver and contact was stable. There were no knee hazards. The passenger's head was cushioned by the airbag.

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 vehicle was eligible for an optional pole impact test, since it had head-protecting side airbags and scored four points for the head in the side impact test. The manufacturer decided to go ahead with the pole test and the vehicle earned a further two points. The seat-mounted side airbag protected the driver's head. Ford provided information to ANCAP which confirmed that the same score can be expected for vehicles equipped with thorax side bags plus curtains.

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).

An improvement from the previous Falcon, but still performed poorly at the base of windscreen and sides of the bonnet. Upper leg protection was also poor.


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.



Find out more
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 251 g/km 5 /10 5 /10 3-Star Overall Rating

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