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Ford Explorer

4-door SUV

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G
ood
A
cceptable
M
arginal
P
oor

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Moderate overlap front

Overall evaluation
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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

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Side

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

G
Roof strength

Overall evaluation
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Curb weight 4,661 lbs
Peak force 21,347 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio 4.58
Tested vehicle
2011 Ford Explorer XLT 4-door 4wd

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Head restraints & seats
Power leather seat

Overall evaluation
G
Dynamic rating
G
Seat/head restraint geometry
G

Other safety features

  • Side airbags: head curtain airbags for all three rows of seats and front seat-mounted torso airbags
  • Rollover sensor: designed to deploy the side curtain airbags in the event of an impending rollover
  • Passenger knee airbag: a separate airbag in the lower instrument panel designed to minimize knee injuries in frontal crashes (beginning with 2013 models)
  • Inflatable seat belts (optional in second row outboard seats)
  • Electronic stability control, includes roll stability control
  • Antilock brakes