2015 Ford Explorer Earns Five-Star Safety Rating From Federal Government| Edmunds

2015 Ford Explorer Earns Five-Star Safety Rating From Federal Government


Just the Facts:
  • The 2015 Ford Explorer SUV earned the highest five-star overall safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
  • The Explorer received five stars in the front and side crash tests and four stars in the rollover crash test.
  • Standard safety features on the 2015 Explorer include traction control, stability control and curve control.

WASHINGTON — The 2015 Ford Explorer SUV earned the highest five-star overall safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The Explorer received five stars in the front and side crash tests and four stars in the rollover crash test.

The results apply to front-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive versions of the Explorer.

Standard safety features on the 2015 Explorer include traction control, stability control and curve control. Curve control can slow the Explorer by up to 10 mph in about one second if it senses a curve is being taken too fast. Options on the Explorer include inflatable rear seatbelts for passengers in outboard seating positions of the second row.

The 2015 Ford Explorer has not been rated by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

Key competitors to the 2015 Explorer include the 2015 Chevrolet Traverse, Honda Pilot, Jeep Grand Cherokee and Nissan Pathfinder.

Edmunds says: Car shoppers keeping score should note that the 2015 Chevrolet Traverse also earned a five-star overall safety rating from NHTSA. The 2015 Honda Pilot earned a four-star overall safety rating and the 2015 Nissan Pathfinder has not been rated. The 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee two-wheel-drive model earned a four-star overall safety rating, while the four-wheel-drive model earned a five-star overall safety rating.

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