IIHS: 2019 Ford Edge Crushes it in Crash Safety
The 2019 IIHS crash-test safety ratings are still rolling in, and Ford has just received its first IIHS award of the 2019 crash-testing season. The vehicle earning the honor for Ford is the redesigned 2019 Edge. Here’s how it did.
The 2019 Ford Edge banged out “Good” ratings in all six IIHS crash tests, even the two tough-to-pass small-overlap tests. It aced these tests with a rigid body structure that also boasts plenty of impact-absorbing sections that crumple to absorb and disburse the force of a collision away from the passengers.
The 2019 Edge also aced the front-crash prevention test with a “Superior” rating with its standard Pre-Collision Assist with automatic emergency braking, which is part of the standard Ford Co-Pilot360 system. It earned this rating by bringing the Edge to a complete stop from 25 mph and avoiding a collision in IIHS testing.
On top of its standard automatic emergency braking, the Co-Pilot360 system also includes automatic high-beam headlights, blind-spot monitoring, lane-keep assist, and a rearview camera. These have no bearing on IIHS testing, but they can be lifesavers on the road.
Likely the toughest IIHS test to pass is the headlight test, and the adaptive LED projector lights, which are available on Titanium and ST models, received the required “Acceptable” rating to net the 2019 Edge an IIHS Top Safety Pick rating.
Ready to make the super-safe 2019 Ford Edge all yours? Stop by Garber Automall serving Orange Park, Jacksonville, Fleming Island, and the surrounding areas today to take the new Edge for a spin and play with all its safety gadgets. If you can’t make it to our Jacksonville area new-Ford showroom today, you can also check out our online inventory page, find a few in-stock Edge models that suit your needs, and schedule a test drive for a time that fits your busy life.