2019 Ford Edge Picks Up IIHS Top Safety Pick
The all-new 2019 Ford Edge has a lot going for it: style, spaciousness, and impressive power with the first-ever Edge ST. The Edge is also one of the first Ford vehicles to receive standard Ford Co-Pilot360 technology, and that helped the midsize SUV earn the 2019 Top Safety Pick from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
With the win, Ford earns its first IIHS safety award of 2019. To earn the honor, the Ford Edge had to earn a rating of “Good” in the driver-side small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength, and head restraint tests; a “Good” or “Acceptable” rating in the passenger-side small overlap front test; an “Advanced” or “Superior” rating for front crash prevention; and a “Good” or “Acceptable” rating for headlights.
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According to IIHS, the Edge earned the “Acceptable” rating for headlights with its available curve-adaptive LED projector headlamps, which are offered on models built after March 2019. Standard Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking, offered with Ford Co-Pilot360, helps it earn the “Superior” score for collision prevention by avoiding a crash at both 12 and 25 mph. In the difficult passenger-side small overlap front test, the Edge rates “Good.”
“We are really pleased the insurance industry places such a high degree of trust in our 2019 Ford Edge,” said Angela Cascaden, Ford Edge Marketing Manager “It not only offers a number of innovative safety features for passengers, it backs that all up with a host of driver-assist technologies designed to help improve confidence behind the wheel.”
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