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2016 Ford Edge

Midsize SUV
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

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 SideRoof strengthHead restraints & seatsFront crash prevention
SmallModerate
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 2015-16 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 vehicle2015 Ford Edge SEL 4-door 4wd
Weight 4,251 lbs.
Side airbagsfront and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase112 in.
Length188 in.
Width76 in.
Engine3.5 L V6
EPA ratings17 mpg city / 25 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCEN1525
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 column5
Upper hinge pillar max (cm)12
Upper dash (cm)10
Lower instrument panel (cm)8

Driver injury measures

Test IDCEN1525
Head
HIC-1578
Peak gs at hard contactno contact
Neck
Tension (kN)1.1
Extension bending moment (Nm)14
Maximum Nij 0.20
Chest maximum compression (mm)25
Femur (kN)
Left2.2
Right1.0
Knee displacement (mm)
Left5
Right2
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left0
Right0
Maximum tibia index
Left0.35
Right0.47
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left1.0
Right0.5
Foot acceleration (g)
Left35
Rightno data

Applies to 2015-16 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 vehicle2015 Ford Edge SEL 4-door 4wd
Weight 4,060 lbs.
Side airbagsfront and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase112 in.
Length188 in.
Width76 in.
Engine3.5 L V6
EPA ratings17 mpg city / 25 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDVTF1417
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 IDVTF1417
Head
HIC-15189
Peak gs at hard contactno 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 - left0.24
Maximum tibia index - right0.36
Tibia axial force - left (kN)1.2
Tibia axial force - right (kN)2.3
Foot acceleration (g)
Left39
Right61

Applies to 2015-16 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 vehicle2015 Ford Edge SEL 4-door 4wd
Weight 4,060 lbs.
Side airbagsstandard front and rear head curtain airbags and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase112 in.
Length188 in.
Width76 in.
Engine3.5 L V6
EPA ratings18 mpg city / 25 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDVTS1418
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 IDVTS1418
Head HIC-1589
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 IDVTS1418
Head HIC-1568
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 2015-16 models

Overall evaluation
G
Curb weight4,237 lbs
Peak force21,652 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio5.11
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 2015-16 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 typePower leather seat
Geometry
Backset (mm)24
Distance below top of head (mm)34
Seat design parameters
Pass/failPass
Max T1 acceleration (g)12.1
Head contact time (ms)56
Force rating1
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N)0
Max neck tension (N)642

Applies to 2014-16 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

Applies to 2015-16 models

How this rating is determined

Overall evaluation

A
Vehicle trimSEL
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.

123


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 ratedNo
Depth (cm)0-2
Force (lbs)29
Clearance angle (degrees)66
Lower anchor B
Open access ratedNo
Depth (cm)0-2
Force (lbs)18
Clearance angle (degrees)70
Tether anchor
LocationMiddle seatback
Confusing hardware presentYes
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
LocationMiddle seatback
Confusing hardware presentNo
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
No

Seat position 23

1
Lower anchor A
Open access ratedNo
Depth (cm)2-4
Force (lbs)22
Clearance angle (degrees)69
Lower anchor B
Open access ratedNo
Depth (cm)2-4
Force (lbs)24
Clearance angle (degrees)68
Tether anchor
LocationMiddle seatback
Confusing hardware presentYes
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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