2019 Ford Edge Achieves Top Safety Pick Status from IIHS

The 2019 Ford Edge recently underwent safety testing with independent third-party Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), earning the coveted distinction of Top Safety Pick. In fact, the Edge aced all six areas of IIHS crash testing to earn this honor.

“We are really pleased the insurance industry places such a high degree of trust in our 2019 Ford Edge,” said Angela Cascaden, Ford Edge Marketing Manager. “It not only offers a number of innovative safety features for passengers, it backs that all up with a host of driver-assist technologies designed to help improve confidence behind the wheel.”

According to the IIHS, it’s the Edge’s solid body structure and standard front crash prevention features that make it such a worthwhile SUV for safety. The IIHS also lauded the Edge’s available LED projector headlamps with curve-adaptive technology.

The 2019 Ford Edge comes standard with Ford’s comprehensive suite of active safety technologies, called Ford Co-Pilot360™. This suite includes Ford’s Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking. The IIHS specifically lauded this technology, saying it “rates superior for its ability to react to an imminent crash with another vehicle.” Also included in Co-Pilot360 is BLIS® (Blind Spot Information System) with Cross-Traffic Alert, the Lane-Keeping System, Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop-and-Go and Lane Centering, Auto High-Beam Headlamps, and the Rear View Camera.

To test drive the Ford Edge for yourself, contact us here at Westland Ford.

2019 Ford Ranger Debuts New Belt Monitor

Seat Belt Safety Alerts

The 2019 Ford Ranger is a revived off-road-capable mid-size pickup truck that is redefining the segment — and not just in terms of off-road prowess. The Ford Ranger is also a high-quality family truck, with innovative safety features, including the industry’s first Belt Monitor system for trucks.

This new system alerts the driver if at any point during the drive, a rear seat passenger undoes their seatbelt. Not only that — but it specifies which passenger seat it was. Other systems alert drivers when a vehicle is parked and when it initially pulls away, but the Ford Ranger’s Belt Monitor system works at all times — in parking lots, on highways, and even off the beaten path.

The Belt Monitor first appeared on two 2018 SUV models, the Ford Expedition and the Lincoln Navigator (Lincoln is Ford’s luxury arm). The Ranger is the first of Ford’s trucks to get this technology. According to Ford, it will be a standard feature across all trim levels.

Certain 2019 Ford Ranger models also come standard with Ford Co-Pilot360™ active safety technologies, including the Lane-Keeping System and the class-exclusive Blind Spot Information System with trailer coverage. Other available driver-assist safety features include the reverse sensing system and adaptive cruise control.

Experience the Ranger model’s new Belt Monitor system firsthand when you stop by Westland Ford for a test drive.