It wasn’t that long ago we told you about the redesigned 2020 Ford Explorer. Now, we have some safety news you might be interested in. The IIHS recently designated the 2020 Explorer as a Top Safety Pick+, which is the highest accolade given.
Why High Safety Ratings for 2020 Explorer?
The IIHS uses six crashworthiness tests to determine the ratings of vehicles. In addition to these tests, there are also ratings for the headlights. The IIHS further evaluates what advanced driver-assist technology must be included to reduce or avoid a collision.
The Explorer is Ford’s best-selling SUV of all-time. It’s been a mainstay of American families throughout the years, making it even more important to focus on safety. That’s why the automaker is so proud of the designation, proving that the company is taking steps to keep owners protected.
The new Explorer comes with the Ford Co-Pilot360™ system, which is a suite of driver-assistance features.
The complete suite contains the following features:
- Pre-Collision Assist complete with Automatic Emergency Braking
- Forward Collision Warning
- Pedestrian Detection
- Dynamic Braking System
- Rearview Camera
- Blind Spot Information System
- Cross-Traffic Alert
- Auto High-Beam Headlamps
- Lane-Keeping System
New Ford Explorer: What We Love
While safety is paramount in today’s modern driving age, there are other things that the redesigned Explorer offers. The redesign ensured that new Explorer models could tow up to 66% more. By changing the powertrain, Ford also made the Explorer lineup more efficient overall.
So, the new Ford SUV doesn’t just provide more power but also helps to save money. Plus, it’s a safe family-friendly vehicle. We wonder if we won’t start seeing more Explorers on the road soon.
What do you think of this IIHS designation? Does it make you more likely to purchase the 2020 Ford Explorer? We would love to hear your thoughts. Tell us how the Explorer stacks up to other SUVs you own.