2020 Ford Explorer receives Top Safety Pick+ rating
If I ever get in an accident, I hope it's in one of these
If you're looking for a safe family vehicle, the 2020 Ford Explorer should be on your list. According to a recent report, the 2020 Explorer earned the Top Safety Pick+ from Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). This is the highest safety award that a vehicle can earn.
To win such an award, a vehicle must pass six "crashworthiness tests" as well as earning “acceptable or good” headlight ratings. The vehicles must also come equipped with advanced driver-assist technologies to help drivers avoid or reduce collisions. These safety evaluations include both vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-pedestrian situations.
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There are two other vehicles that won Top Safety Pick+ ratings in the same midsize SUV class as the Explorer: the 2020 Mazda CX-9 and the 2021 Subaru Ascent. Some key differences between the Explorer and its two contestants is that it only received an A (acceptable) as its headlights and child seat anchors ratings. The CX-9 and Ascent both got G (good) which is higher than A. The CX-9 does not have child seat anchors so it could not be rated but the Ascent does and it received a G+. Just something to think about.
For those interested in all of the cars that received Top Safety Pick+ ratings, head over to the IIHS website.