Ford puts safety first — and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) agrees. This prestigious safety organization recently awarded three Ford vehicles with TOP SAFETY PICK honors.
The 2021 Ford Explorer was one of 49 vehicles that earned the IIHS’s highest accolade of TOP SAFETY PICK+. The Explorer also earned this recognition in 2020, when only 23 models received this high accolade. Meanwhile, the 2021 Ford Edge and 2021 Ford Escape both earned the TOP SAFETY recognition for the second straight year as well.
“With these awards, we want to make it easy for consumers to find vehicles that provide good protection in crashes, sufficient lighting, and effective front crash protection,” said IIHS President David Harkey. “Manufacturers have stepped up to meet the challenge, and the list of great options has grown to an impressive size this year.”
To receive either TOP SAFETY PICK or TOP SAFETY PICK+, vehicles need to earn the highest possible “Good” rating in six crash-test categories: driver- and passenger-side small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength, and head restraints. They also must have front crash prevention technology that rate “Advanced” or “Superior.”
The TOP SAFETY PICK+ award goes to vehicles that have either an “Advanced” or “Good” rating for their headlights in all trim levels. For TOP SAFETY PICK, a vehicle’s lineup needs to have at least one set of headlights that rate “Advanced.”
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