Ford Mustang Mach-E and Explorer Earn Top IIHS Safety Rating

Ford Mustang Mach-e and Explorer

Gary Crossley Ford is pleased to announce that the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has awarded the Ford Mustang Mach-E and Ford Explorer a total “good” rating after successfully updated front overlap crash tests. Among the 13 midsize SUVs tested, the Mustang Mach-E and Explorer were two of only four utilities to receive the IIHS’s top-tier rating. 

Of the 13 midsize SUVs tested, the Mustang Mach-E and Explorer were two of only four utilities to receive the top-tier rating. The Mustang Mach-E also achieved good ratings in every safety category tested by the IIHS, making it the top-scoring electric midsize SUV of all those tested to date. 

Ford Mustang Mach-e

In addition to the ‘good’ rating, the Mustang Mach-E, equipped with specific headlights, and the Ford Explorer were recognized as IIHS TOP SAFETY PICKS. 

“Safety and quality are two of our top priorities,” said Jim Baumbick, vice president of Ford Product Development and Quality. “Receiving this recognition from IIHS for the Mustang Mach-E and Explorer has reaffirmed that we’re focused on the right places to help make our customers’ lives better.” 

The new IIHS 2.0 moderate front overlap crash testing now includes measuring the impact to rear-seat occupants, in addition to front passengers. Both the Mustang Mach-E and the 2022-23 Ford Explorer achieved the same good rating since they were introduced. 

Ford Explorer SUV

Ford uses seat belts with pretensioner and load-limiting technology in both the first and second rows to help achieve these latest test results. 

We’re proud to say that Ford‘s SUV sales in 2023 have made Ford America’s top-selling SUV brand, with the Explorer earning the title of America’s best-selling three-row midsize SUV. And let’s not forget that the Mustang Mach-E was the second best-selling electric SUV in 2022. 

Safety and quality are always our top priorities at Gary Crossley Ford. Just another example of the Crossley Difference.  



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