Ford Earns Safety Honor
Nov. 1, 2019—The 2019 Ford Edge qualifies for a TOP SAFETY PICK award, becoming the first model from the brand to qualify for a 2019 award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
The Edge, a midsize SUV, last qualified for an IIHS safety award under the 2015 criteria.
Beginning with the 2019 model year, the Edge was modified using the same body and bumper structure as the Lincoln Nautilus. It now earns a good rating in both the driver-side and passenger-side small overlap crash tests. The Edge also earns good ratings in the Institute's four other crashworthiness evaluations.
The Edge comes with a standard front crash prevention system that rates superior for its ability to react to an imminent crash with another vehicle. In track tests, the system avoided collisions in both 12 and 25 mph tests. The SUV is also available with an optional system that also rates superior.