2015 Edge Earns Five Stars from NHTSA
The 2015 Ford Edge is hitting dealerships around the country even as you read this, and it already has a significant safety accolade to tout.
The Edge was awarded the five-star Overall Vehicle Score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in its New Car Assessment Program, making it among the safest vehicles in its class and overall.
“The new Edge delivers on the quality and handling customers have come to expect from a Ford vehicle, while infusing more innovation and advanced technology to create a vehicle that we think will maintain its leadership position in its segment,” said JD Shanahan, chief program engineer for Edge.
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Called “a better vehicle by every measure,” the Edge is completely redesigned for 2015. Among the various and sundry upgrades are a standard glove box knee airbag, available adaptive cruise control and collision warning with brake support, and available inflatable rear safety belts.
In NCAP testing, the 2015 Edge scored five stars in the front barrier crash test, side barrier crash test, and side pole crash test, as well as a four-star rating in the rollover test. Optional rearview camera, forward collision warning, and lane departure warning all contribute to the Edge’s superlative score.
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