2015 Ford Transit Gets Standard Five-Row Side Curtain Airbags | Edmunds

2015 Ford Transit Gets Standard Five-Row Side Curtain Airbags


Just the Facts:
  • The 2015 Ford Transit 15-passenger wagon will come with standard five-row side curtain airbags, the largest in any Ford vehicle.
  • Ford said the jumbo airbag is designed to help provide enhanced head and neck protection in rollover and side-impact crashes.
  • It is the auto industry's only five-row side curtain airbag.

DEARBORN, Michigan — The 2015 Ford Transit 15-passenger wagon will come with standard five-row side curtain airbags, the largest in any Ford vehicle, the automaker said on Wednesday.

Ford said the jumbo airbag is designed to help provide enhanced head and neck protection in rollover and side-impact crashes.

It is the auto industry's only five-row side curtain airbag.

It measures close to 15 feet long and 3 feet tall. In comparison, a side curtain airbag for a sedan like the Ford Fusion is approximately 6.8 feet long and 2 feet tall.

Other standard safety features on the Transit include front and front-seat side airbags, traction control with roll stability control and SOS Post-Crash Alert System.

The Transit competes with the 2014-'15 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter and Ram ProMaster.

Edmunds says: Ford ups the safety ante with the 2015 Ford Transit, something that safety-minded car shoppers should appreciate.

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