2020 Ford Explorer Achieves IIHS Top Safety Pick+ Rating

When picking a car at a new or used car dealership, vehicle safety is the last thing you should have to compromise. Luckily, at Hub City Ford we offer an array of cars with outstanding safety credentials, including the new 2020 Ford Explorer. This classic midsize SUV received the Top Safety Pick+ Rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, making it one of the safest cars on the road. Here at Hub City Ford we are committed to excellence in safety and are proud to add the 2020 Ford Explorer to our line-up of Top Safety Pick+ automobiles.

What Does the Top Safety Pick+ Rating Mean?

To receive the Top Safety Pick+ Rating, a car must pass the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's thorough examination, which evaluates 3 main categories:

  • Collision Safety / Impact Preparedness
  • Headlight Performance
  • Automated Collision Avoidance

A car must attain a "Good" rating in all six of the IIHS crash tests, an "Acceptable" rating or above for the headlights, and an "Advanced" or "Superior" rating in automated collision avoidance in order to be awarded the Top Safety Pick+ Rating. Of all the automobiles that were contenders in 2020, only 24 received the Top Safety Pick+ Rating, which is the highest rating that the IIHS can award. The 2020 Ford Explorer is among those elite cars with excellence in passenger protection, making it an ideal choice for anyone who values safety when picking an automobile. 

Safety Features

The new Ford Explorer was completely redesigned in 2020, meaning that it has some of the most cutting edge safety features available on the market right now. The CoPilot360 Driver Assist System comes with a full suite of automated safety features including collision warning, pedestrian-aware emergency auto break, blind spot warning, lane keeping assist, and cross-traffic alert. Besides the CoPilot360, the 2020 Ford Explorer comes equipped with auto stability control, which recognizes when vehicle handling limits have been exceeded and reduces engine power to regain control of the vehicle. Similarly, the Explorer's Anti-Lock Brakes automatically sense when a tire has stopped rotating during heavy braking and will modulate brake pressure to allow the tire to gain traction again. The 2020 Ford Explorer's futuristic safety technology allows you to focus on the road ahead of you and ensures that you and your cargo are in one of the safest cars ever made. Contact us at Hub City Ford or come down to our dealership in Lafayette to find out more about the 2020 Ford Explorer!