NCAP 5-Star Crash Test/Rollover Ratings

2004 Explorer 4-DR.

Front Driver
****
Front Passenger
*****
Side Driver
*****
Side Passenger
*****
Rollover
***
NCAP 2004 Ford Explorer front crash test photoNCAP 2004 Ford Explorer side crash test photo

2004 Explorer Sport Trac

Front Driver
not tested
Front Passenger
not tested
Side Driver
not tested
Side Passenger
not tested
Rollover
***

1 During the side impact test, the driver door became unlatched. Following the test, the door was open six inches at the latch.

IIHS Crash Test & Rollover Safety Ratings

Good Acceptable Marginal Poor

2004 Ford Explorer 4-door SUV

Moderate Overlap
G Overall
G Structure
G Head/Neck Injury
G Chest Injury
G Left Leg Injury
A Right Leg Injury
G Restraints
Full IIHS Moderate Overlap Crash Test report »
Small Overlap (Driver)
Not tested.
Small Overlap (Passenger)
Not tested.
Side Rating
Not tested.
Rear Rating1
P Overall
M Geometry
X Dynamic
Full IIHS Rear Impact Crash Test report »
Rollover Rating
Not tested.

1 — All seats. Seat/head restraints with a marginal or poor geometry rating aren't tested dynamically, because they cannot protect taller people in rear-end crashes.

Ratings only apply to the model and body or seat type tested. The date of manufacture and optional safety equipment can affect results. For full details see www.iihs.org.