Ford Explorer - Crash Tests 2019

The passenger compartment of the Explorer remained stable in the frontal offset test. Dummy readings indicated good protection of theknees and femurs of the driver and passenger. However, a post-crash inspection revealed structures in the dashboard which might pose ahazard to the knees and femurs of occupants of different sizes and to those sitting in different positions. Accordingly, the score for thisbody region was penalised and protection was rated as marginal. In the full-width rigid barrier test, protection of all critical body regionswas good or adequate, apart from the chest of the rear passenger. For this body area, dummy readings of chest compression indicated amarginal level of protection. In the side barrier impact, protection was good for all critical body areas and the Explorer scored maximumpoints. In the more severe side pole test, readings of rib compression indicated marginal protection of the chest, while protection of othercritical body areas was good. Tests on the front seats and head restraints demonstrated good protection against whiplash injuries in theevent of a rear-end collision. A geometric assessment of the rear seats also indicated good whiplash protection. The standard-fitautonomous emergency braking (AEB) system performed well in tests of its functionality at the low speeds, typical of city driving, at whichmany whiplash injuries occur, with collisions avoided or mitigated in every test scenario.

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