February 6, 2007

Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX earn Top Safety Pick ratings

2007 Ford Edge
2007 Ford Edge. Click image to enlarge

Photo galleries: Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX.

Dearborn, Michigan – The 2007 Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX have earned Top Safety Pick ratings from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). To be so named, a vehicle must earn the top “good” ratings in IIHS’ front and side crash tests, and in evaluations of seats and head restraints; an added requirement for 2007 is that the vehicle must also offer electronic stability control.

“Earning a ‘Top Safety Pick’ is great news because the Insurance Institute’s tests are some of the most demanding conducted outside of our own laboratories, and customers are increasingly relying on them when choosing a new vehicle,” says Sue Cischke, vice president of Environmental and Safety Engineering, Ford Motor Company. “The Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX also earned the government’s highest 5-Star ratings in recent side impact crash testing.”

The two vehicles offer Ford’s AdvanceTrac with Roll Stability Control, front seat-mounted side airbags, and Safety Canopy air curtain system with rollover detection as standard equipment.

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