2019 Ford Ranger almost aces crash exams from IIHS, headlights falter
The 2019 Ford Ranger mid-size pickup truck carried out nicely in crash exams by the insurance-funded IIHS—together with the brand new small-overlap passenger-side crash—the company reported final month. The ranking applies to four-door Crew Cab fashions, that are extra common with customers.
A “Marginal” ranking for the pickup’s headlights in all fashions stored the truck from incomes a Prime Security Decide nod by the company, nevertheless.
The IIHS reported that the Ford Ranger, which was new for 2019, earned high “Good” scores on almost each crash check together with the front- and side-impact crash exams, rollover security, and head restraints. The Ranger earned a “Good” rating for its driver-side small-overlap crash safety, which simulates hitting a slim object, corresponding to a lightweight pole. The IIHS rated its passenger-side small-overlap security as “Acceptable,” one grade decrease than the highest rating.
Ford’s computerized emergency braking system on the pickup, which is commonplace on each Ranger, was rated “Superior” by the IIHS. The company famous that the system prevented a ahead collision at 12 mph, and slowed the pickup by 24 mph within the 25-mph ahead collision check.
The IIHS gave each Ranger Lariat, Ranger XLT, and Ranger XL mannequin a “Marginal” ranking for headlight efficiency. Ranger Lariats are the one ones within the lineup to supply LED headlights, however they lack curve help to raised see round corners.
Amongst mid-size pickups, the Ranger’s security scores are among the many high. The Toyota Tacoma charges identically to the Ford within the IIHS crash exams, and the Chevrolet Colorado earned a “Marginal” ranking in passenger-side small-overlap crash safety. The Colorado‘s headlights had been rated “Poor” in each configuration, nevertheless.