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Ford Ranger Earns Good Crash Ratings

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June 27, 2019—The redesigned 2019 Ford Ranger crew cab earned good ratings in all but one of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's crashworthiness evaluations, as well as a superior rating for front crash prevention.

A marginal headlight rating, however, keeps the pickup from qualifying for a TOP SAFETY PICK award.

The Ranger earned good ratings in five crashworthiness evaluations. These include the driver-side small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraint tests. It earns an acceptable rating in the passenger-side small overlap front test. In that test, the passenger's survival space was maintained reasonably well, but forces on the right lower leg indicated a risk of injury.

The pickup comes with a standard front crash prevention system that earns a superior rating in IIHS tests. It avoided a collision in the 12 mph test and reduced its speed by an average of 24 mph in the 25 mph test. The system has a forward collision warning component that meets the criteria set by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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