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2015 Ford Edge Crash Test: NHTSA Awards it a 5-Star Overall Rating

The safety watchdog of the US Government awarded the 2015 Ford Edge a 5-star Overall score in its NCAP (New Car Assessment Program). The 4,140-pound (1,878 kg) mid-size crossover SUV assembled in Oakville, Ontario was crash tested in two guises: front and all-wheel drive.
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In the frontal barrier crash, the 2015 Ford Edge scored a full-fledged 5 stars for both driver and front passenger. If it’s the side crash rating that interests you more, you’ll be happy to know that it’s the same story whether the Edge is crashed into a pole or a barrier. Curious about the rollover rating for the crossover? 4 stars and a risk of rollover of 15.4%.

As standard, the 2015 Edge comes with numerous safety features, including frontal, curtain, torso/pelvis and knee airbags. An advanced glove box knee airbag is standard, enhancing knee protection for the front passenger in a crash situation. The available adaptive cruise control and collision warning with brake support detects moving cars directly ahead and change the cruising speed if needed.

Similar to the 2015 Ford Fusion (Mondeo), customers can get inflatable rear safety belts. Put simply, this restraint system combines a safety belt with airbag technologies. In theory, it can reduce chest, neck and head injuries in frontal crashes by distributing crash force energy across 5 times more of an occupant’s torso than a normal seat belt.

The 2015 Ford Edge is priced at $28,100 (SE model), with the top-of-the-range Sport holding a $38,100 price. Other than the 245 horsepower 2-liter EcoBoost four-banger which serves as the base engine, Edge customers can also opt for a 3.5L V6 (280 horsepower) and a 2.7L EcoBoost V6 (315 horsepower).

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