2019 Ford ExplorerThe 2019 Ford Explorer is a capable, rugged SUV that does double duty as a well-rounded family vehicle. Whether you want an Explorer for work or play, however, you can count on its outstanding safety scores and cutting-edge safety technology to ensure you're always protected on any adventure.

Drivers in the Mechanicsburg, Harrisburg, and Carlisle areas can find out more about the 2019 Ford Explorer safety ratings, features, and technology with this comprehensive safety review. Created by the talented team at Fred Beans Ford of Mechanicsburg, it shows you how you can achieve peace of mind every time you slide behind the wheel. Let's jump right in.

A Look into Vehicle Safety Testing

2019 Ford Explorer Interior TechnologyVehicle safety is taken very seriously, no matter the make or model. All modern vehicles are tested by two organizations, the National Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). These professionals inspect each vehicle's ability to not only prevent a collision but also how well each one protects the occupants during a collision.

This rigorous vehicle testing rates a plethora of aspects to ensure it's ready to safely hit the road. Everything is tested from the efficacy of their available safety technology to the structural integrity in a variety of crash-test scenarios. These tests give all drivers a comprehensive safety score they can trust.

Ford Explorer Safety Ratings

When the 2019 Ford Explorer went through its testing, the results were quite satisfactory. The Explorer scored exceptionally well for the NHTSA safety testing in both all-wheel drive and front-wheel drive models. In fact, it earned a Five-Star Overall Score, which is the highest possible! This testing covered frontal crash and side crash ratings as well as rollover resistance, proving the 2019 Explorer will keep you more secure if a collision were to take place.

It also did well for the IIHS testing. In fact, in the areas of roof strength, head restraints, seating, and more, it gained an overall score of Good, which is also the highest possible score, adding more confidence into your drive.

Whether you intend to fill the backseat with your children or you want to explore the rugged off-road environment, the 2019 Explorer's outstanding safety scores provide peace of mind.

Ford Explorer Standard Safety Features

2019 Ford Explorer Safety

There is a plethora of safety features in the 2019 Explorer that, along with the high safety ratings, allow you to see security this SUV model offer first hand.

All Ford Explorer models come standard with a rearview camera to always monitor what is behind you. It also comes with a full set of airbags, which includes front passenger knee airbags and the Safety Canopy® System, which uses side-curtain airbags that deploy downward.

Anti-lock braking, traction control, and AdvanceTrac® with Roll Stability ControlTM are also included in every model. Together, these systems work to maintain control in different types of road conditions and terrains, including ice, gravel, and rainy streets.

Additionally, you will gain a safety belt reminder for every passenger, a LATCH (lower anchors and tether anchors for children) seatbelt system, and the SOS Post-Crash Alert SystemTM. If you have been in a collision where your airbags deploy, this system will activate the horn and emergency flashers automatically.  

Available Safety Additions in the Ford Explorer

Along with the standard safety features, the Ford Explorer makes numerous technologies available to further enhance safety behind the wheel.

  • Adaptive Cruise Control - This system adjusts the cruising distance to ensure that you're not following too closely to the vehicle in front of you. This is a vital safety aid, but it's also incredibly convenient for long drives on a congested highway.
  • 180-Degree Camera - Included with a self-activating washer, this camera gives you the chance to see around the whole front side of your vehicle.
  • Inflatable Outboard 2nd-Row Safety Belts - This exclusive safety feature helps protect passengers by keeping them secure in their seat. These belts inflate during a collision, providing more support for passengers' heads and necks.
  • Ford Safe and Smart™ Package - Available on most trims of the Explorer, this package adds in even more driving aids and handy safety tools, which includes rain-sensing wipers and automatic high-beam headlamps. Plus, the Lane-Keeping System that alerts you when you're drifting and Forward Collision Warning with Brake Support is also added in. 
  • BLIS® Blind Spot Information System with Cross-Traffic Alert - Give the 2019 Explorer excellent outward visibility with this feature. BLIS® warns you of any detected vehicles in your blind spot, allowing you to change lanes easily.  

2019 Explorer Towing & Off-Roading Safety Features

2019 Ford ExplorerThe 2019 Ford Explorer has an above-average 5,000-pound towing capacity, which makes it a desirable option in the SUV class. Additionally, it also offers some exceptional towing technology to enhance its trailering safety.

There's the Curve Control feature that pairs with its Roll Stability Control to use the throttle and brakes if it determines you're entering a turn at too high a speed. Plus, Trailer Sway Control works to minimize a swerving or swaying trailer to help with stability.

The Explorer is also known for its extreme off-roading capability. This is thanks to available features, such as Intelligent 4WD and the Terrain Management SystemTM, which give you extra oomph while keeping you safe. The Terrain Management System includes four different settings to improve traction and torque in Normal, Mud/Ruts, Sand, and Grass/Gravel/Snow.

Test Drive the 2019 Ford Explorer at Fred Beans Ford of Mechanicsburg

Safety is incredibly important for an SUV, and the Explorer delivers on all fronts. Not only did it perform well in both NHTSA and IIHS safety tests, but it also comes with a variety of standard and available safety features for additional protection and peace of mind.

Drivers in the Mechanicsburg, Harrisburg, and Carlisle areas can find out more about the 2019 Ford Explorer safety systems by visiting Fred Beans Ford of Mechanicsburg. Contact us or stop by today to schedule your test drive! We know you and your family won't be disappointed.

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