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2017 Ford Edge

Midsize SUV
2015 Ford Edge shown
2015 Ford Edge shown
Crashworthiness
  • Small overlap front
    A
  • Moderate overlap front
    G
  • Side
    G
  • Roof strength
    G
  • Head restraints & seats
    G

Crash avoidance & Mitigation
Front crash prevention
Crash avoidance rating
Basic
with optional
equipment

Headlights
P

Child Seat Anchors (LATCH)
ease of use
A


Ratings shown are the latest available for this model year.
See below for ratings based on manufacture date.

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Model year Front overlap Side Roof strength Head restraints & seats Front crash prevention
Small Moderate
2017
A
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Basic
2016
A
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Basic
2015
A
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Basic
2014
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Basic
2013
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Basic
2012
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
2011
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
2010
G
G
A
G
Crash avoidance rating
2009
G
G
A
G
Crash avoidance rating
2008
G
G
A
G
Crash avoidance rating
2007
G
G
A
G
Crash avoidance rating

Applies to 2015-17 models built after May 2015

Overall evaluation
A
Structure and safety cage
A
Injury measures
Head/neck
G
Chest
G
Hip/thigh
G
Lower leg/foot
G
Restraints and dummy kinematics
A
Important: Frontal crash test ratings should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

The Ford Edge was redesigned for the 2015 model year. Beginning with 2015 models built after May 2015, the door hinge pillar was reinforced to improve occupant protection in small overlap frontal crashes. (Information about when a specific vehicle was manufactured is on the certification label typically affixed to the car on the driver door or adjacent B-pillar.) The tested Edge was built after this change was made on the assembly line.

Structure

The driver space was maintained reasonably well, with maximum intrusion of the upper interior of 12 cm at the upper hinge pillar. Lower interior intrusion measured 11 cm at the hinge pillar.

Injury measures

Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

The dummy’s movement was reasonably well controlled. The dummy’s head remained largely in contact with the frontal airbag, but its head still moved toward the intruding A-pillar because the seat belt allowed excessive forward excursion of the dummy's head and torso. The side curtain airbag deployed and has sufficient forward coverage to protect the head from contact with side structure and outside objects. The side torso airbag also deployed.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle 2015 Ford Edge SEL 4-door 4wd
Weight 4,251 lbs.
Side airbags front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase 112 in.
Length 188 in.
Width 76 in.
Engine 3.5 L V6
EPA ratings 17 mpg city / 25 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CEN1525
Lower occupant compartment
Lower hinge pillar max (cm) 11
Footrest (cm) 4
Left toepan (cm) 3
Brake pedal (cm) 5
Parking brake (cm)
Rocker panel lateral average (cm) 4
Upper occupant compartment
Steering column 5
Upper hinge pillar max (cm) 12
Upper dash (cm) 10
Lower instrument panel (cm) 8

Driver injury measures

Test ID CEN1525
Head
HIC-15 78
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.1
Extension bending moment (Nm) 14
Maximum Nij 0.20
Chest maximum compression (mm) 25
Femur (kN)
Left 2.2
Right 1.0
Knee displacement (mm)
Left 5
Right 2
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left 0
Right 0
Maximum tibia index
Left 0.35
Right 0.47
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left 1.0
Right 0.5
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 35
Right no data

Applies to 2015-17 models

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
G
Injury measures
Head/neck
G
Chest
G
Leg/foot, left
G
Leg/foot, right
G
Restraints and dummy kinematics
G
Important: Frontal crash test ratings should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

The Ford Edge was redesigned for the 2015 model year, and the Lincoln MKX was redesigned for the 2016 model year. Moderate overlap frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Ford as part of frontal crash test verification.

Injury measures

Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

Dummy movement was well controlled. The driver side curtain and side torso airbags deployed during the crash.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle 2015 Ford Edge SEL 4-door 4wd
Weight 4,060 lbs.
Side airbags front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase 112 in.
Length 188 in.
Width 76 in.
Engine 3.5 L V6
EPA ratings 17 mpg city / 25 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID VTF1417
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 3
Left (cm) 5
Center (cm) 3
Right (cm) 6
Brake pedal (cm) 9
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 0
Right (cm) 1
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) 0
Rearward (cm) -5
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 0

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTF1417
Head
HIC-15 189
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.1
Extension bending moment (Nm) 9
Maximum Nij 0.25
Chest maximum compression (mm) 26
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 0.8
Femur force - right (kN) 1.2
Knee displacement - left (mm) 3
Knee displacement - right (mm) 1
Maximum tibia index - left 0.24
Maximum tibia index - right 0.36
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 1.2
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 2.3
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 39
Right 61

Applies to 2015-17 models

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
G
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
G
Torso
G
Pelvis/leg
G
Head protection
G
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
G
Torso
G
Pelvis/leg
G
Head protection
G
Side crash test ratings can be compared across vehicle categories.

The Ford Edge was redesigned for the 2015 model year, and the Lincoln MKX was redesigned for the 2016 model year. Side ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Ford as part of side crash test verification.

Injury measures

Driver — Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.

Passenger — Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.

Head protection

Driver — The dummy’s head was protected from being hit by any hard structures, including the intruding barrier, by a side curtain airbag that deployed from the roof and a side airbag that deployed from the seat.

Passenger — The dummy’s head was protected from being hit by any hard structures, including the intruding barrier, by a side curtain airbag that deployed from the roof.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle 2015 Ford Edge SEL 4-door 4wd
Weight 4,060 lbs.
Side airbags standard front and rear head curtain airbags and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase 112 in.
Length 188 in.
Width 76 in.
Engine 3.5 L V6
EPA ratings 18 mpg city / 25 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID VTS1418
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm)
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.
-20.0

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTS1418
Head HIC-15 89
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.7
Compression (kN) 0.4
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 37
Lateral force (kN) 1.5
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 30
Average deflection (mm) 24
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 2.74
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.30
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 1.0
Acetabulum force (kN) 1.5
Combined force (kN) 2.4
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.7
L-M moment (Nm) 13
A-P moment (Nm) 90

Passenger injury measures

Test ID VTS1418
Head HIC-15 68
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.2
Compression (kN) 0.3
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 35
Lateral force (kN) 1.8
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 28
Average deflection (mm) 21
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 3.27
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.32
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 0.2
Acetabulum force (kN) 1.8
Combined force (kN) 1.8
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.7
L-M moment (Nm) 28
A-P moment (Nm) 107

Applies to 2015-17 models

Overall evaluation
G
Curb weight 4,237 lbs
Peak force 21,652 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio 5.11
Tested vehicle
2015 Ford Edge SEL 4-door 4wd
Roof strength test ratings can be compared across vehicle categories.

In the test, the strength of the roof is determined by pushing a metal plate against one side of it at a slow but constant speed. The force applied relative to the vehicle's weight is known as the strength-to-weight ratio. This graph shows how the ratio varied as the test of this vehicle progressed. The peak strength-to-weight ratio recorded at any time before the roof is crushed 5 inches is the key measurement of roof strength.

A good rating requires a strength-to-weight ratio of at least 4. In other words, the roof must withstand a force of at least 4 times the vehicle's weight before the plate crushes the roof by 5 inches. For an acceptable rating, the minimum required strength-to-weight ratio is 3.25. For a marginal rating, it is 2.5. Anything lower than that is poor.

How this test is conducted

Applies to 2015-17 models

Overall evaluation
G
Dynamic rating
G
Seat/head restraint geometry
G
Important: Ratings for head restraints & seats should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

Seat type

Power leather seat

How this test is conducted

Seat type Power leather seat
Geometry
Backset (mm) 24
Distance below top of head (mm) 34
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Pass
Max T1 acceleration (g) 12.1
Head contact time (ms) 56
Force rating 1
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N) 0
Max neck tension (N) 642

Applies to 2014-17 models

System details

  • Optional Collision Warning with Brake Support

Package name

  • Optional Adaptive Cruise Control and Forward Collision Warning

Overall evaluation

Crash avoidance rating
Basic
with optional
equipment
1 point total

Forward collision warning

This system meets the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's criteria for forward collision warning.
1 point

Low-speed autobrake

Not available.
0 points

High-speed autobrake

Not available.
0 points

How this rating is determined

Ratings are given for 2 different headlight variations available for this vehicle.
Trim level(s)
  • Titanium trim equipped with Equipment Group 302a package
  • Sport trim equipped with Equipment Group 401a package
Low-beam headlight type HID projector
High-beam headlight type HID projector
Curve-adaptive? No
Automatically switches between low beams and high beams (high-beam assist)? Yes
Overall rating
P
Distance at which headlights provide at least 5 lux illumination:
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Low beams

On the straightaway, visibility was good on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was fair in all 4 tests.

The low beams created excessive glare.

High beams

On the straightaway, visibility was fair on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was fair on the gradual left curve and inadequate on the sharp left and both right curves.

High-beam assist compensates for some limitations of this vehicle's low beams on both left curves and on both right curves.

How this test is conducted

Trim level(s)
  • SE trim
  • SEL trim
  • Titanium trim
  • Sport trim
Low-beam headlight type Halogen projector
High-beam headlight type Halogen reflector
Curve-adaptive? No
Automatically switches between low beams and high beams (high-beam assist)? No
Overall rating
P
Distance at which headlights provide at least 5 lux illumination:
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Low beams

On the straightaway, visibility was fair on the right side of the road and inadequate on the left side. On curves, visibility was inadequate in all 4 tests.

The low beams created excessive glare.

High beams

On the straightaway, visibility was inadequate on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was inadequate in all 4 tests.

How this test is conducted

Trim level(s)
  • Titanium trim equipped with Equipment Group 302a package
  • Sport trim equipped with Equipment Group 401a package
Low-beam headlight type HID projector
High-beam headlight type HID projector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? Yes
Overall rating
Applies to 2017 models
P
LOW BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Amount glare
exceeded threshold
Straightaway right edge 132.5 m 139.6 %
Straightaway left edge 75.2 m 139.6 %
250m radius right curve, right edge 63.1 m 305.2 %
250m radius left curve, left edge 62.5 m 99.7 %
150m radius right curve, right edge 50.8 m 482.1 %
150m radius left curve, left edge 51.9 m 61.8 %
HIGH BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Straightaway right edge 138.7 m
Straightaway left edge 129.6 m
250m radius right curve, right edge 63.5 m
250m radius left curve, left edge 68.4 m
150m radius right curve, right edge 50.9 m
150m radius left curve, left edge 54.7 m

Trim level(s)
  • SE trim
  • SEL trim
  • Titanium trim
  • Sport trim
Low-beam headlight type Halogen projector
High-beam headlight type Halogen reflector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? No
Overall rating
Applies to 2017 models
P
LOW BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Amount glare
exceeded threshold
Straightaway right edge 85.8 m 255.1 %
Straightaway left edge 16.8 m 255.1 %
250m radius right curve, right edge 38.8 m 83.0 %
250m radius left curve, left edge 38.1 m 94.0 %
150m radius right curve, right edge 30.2 m 113.0 %
150m radius left curve, left edge 29.4 m 65.3 %
HIGH BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Straightaway right edge 121.8 m
Straightaway left edge 102.6 m
250m radius right curve, right edge 52.6 m
250m radius left curve, left edge 54.2 m
150m radius right curve, right edge 38.8 m
150m radius left curve, left edge 40.7 m

Applies to 2015-17 models

How this rating is determined

Overall evaluation

A
Vehicle trim SEL
Seat type leather

This vehicle has 2 rear seating positions with complete child seat attachment (LATCH) hardware.

It has 1 additional seating position with a tether anchor and the ability to borrow lower anchors from the other seating positions.

Note: When anchors are borrowed, they aren't available to use in their designated positions.

1 2 3


Good
Acceptable
Marginal
Poor
Seating positions that rely on borrowed lower anchors or have only a tether anchor available are not rated.
Tether anchor
Lower anchors
Lower anchor(s) can be borrowed from adjacent positions(s)
No hardware available

Details by seating position

1
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
too deep in seat
not too much force needed to attach
easy to maneuver around anchors
2
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
Can be borrowed from 1 and 3
3
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
not too deep in seat
not too much force needed to attach
easy to maneuver around anchors

Seat position 21

3
Lower anchor A
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 0-2
Force (lbs) 29
Clearance angle (degrees) 66
Lower anchor B
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 0-2
Force (lbs) 18
Clearance angle (degrees) 70
Tether anchor
Location Middle seatback
Confusing hardware present Yes
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
No

Seat position 22

2
Lower anchor A
Lower latch is shared for this seat position
Lower anchor B
Lower latch is shared for this seat position
Tether anchor
Location Middle seatback
Confusing hardware present No
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
No

Seat position 23

1
Lower anchor A
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 2-4
Force (lbs) 22
Clearance angle (degrees) 69
Lower anchor B
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 2-4
Force (lbs) 24
Clearance angle (degrees) 68
Tether anchor
Location Middle seatback
Confusing hardware present Yes
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
No
1
Side airbags: front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
2
Rollover sensor: designed to deploy the side curtain airbags in the event of an impending rollover
3
Driver and passenger knee airbags: separate airbags in the lower instrument panel designed to minimize knee injuries in frontal crashes
4
Inflatable seat belts (optional beginning with 2015 models in second row outboard seats)
5
Electronic stability control, includes roll stability control
6
Antilock brakes

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