The results of the usual, comprehensive NHTSA safety testing regimen have come out for the new 2015 Ford Edge, bringing good news for those with precious human cargo to tote around; the second-generation midsize SUV has earned a top 5-star Overall Vehicle Score from the government agency.
Beside a complete re-engineering from the ground up, the 2015 Ford Edge is no doubt aided in its quest for safety by optional features like inflatable rear seat belts, which are charged with air at the moment of an impact to spread out crash forces. Ford says that the seat belts distribute the force of impact across an area five times that of an ordinary seat belt.
A 180-degree front-facing camera with a washer nozzle is also available, as is a collision warning system with brake support, which allows the 2015 Ford Edge to warn the driver of an imminent frontal impact, and pre-charges the brakes in case a sudden stop is required. And then there are standard crash safety features, like a glove box-mounted air bag to protect the knees of whoever is riding shotgun, and a standard rear-facing backup camera.
The 2015 Ford Edge is the second coming of a truly solid model in the midsize SUV segment, with the engines, options, and capacity to suit nearly everyone’s familial needs. And as the 5-star Overall Vehicle Score from the NHTSA highlights, it’s got the safety to match.