2013 Ford Taurus | Frontal Oblique Offset (35% Overlap, Driver) Crash Test by NHTSA | CrashNet1

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2013 Ford Taurus
Impact speed: 90kph/56mph at 15º Angle, 35% overlap.
Head injury criteria(HIC): Driver-584, Passenger-157.

This is a new testing procedure under development by NHTSA. Oblique crashes engaged on of the main longitudinal member and caused the occupant to move in an oblique manner. A 2013 Ford Taurus was impacted on the front driver corner by a Research Moving Deformable Barrier. The test vehicle's mass was 2,123 kg (4,680 lbs), and the RMDB's mass was 2491 kg (5491 lbs).

Driver's side A-Pillar buckled rearward. Resulting in separation between the top of the
door and roof sill. Windshield cracked throughout with no penetration in the protected zone. Hood remained latched during the impact event, however bent upwards exposing the engine compartment.

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