2018 Ford Escape earns worst safety rating in round of passenger-side crash evaluations test. The test conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the testing arm of the insurance industry.
Both the 2018 Escape and the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, which had a “marginal” rating. The airbag didn’t deploy in the crash. It’s very strange. The test resulted that 25% of injuries in front-side crashes.
The Chevrolet Equinox, GMC Terrain, Jeep Compass, BMW X1 and Mitsubishi Outlander earn top safety scores. Marginal is a failing grade. Poor is the worst.
In case of Ford Escape, “the occupant survival space was badly compromised” with a frame design that crushes passengers, said Becky Mueller, senior research engineer for IIHS.
“The side curtain airbag didn’t deploy at all in the roof rail near where you might have a grab handle,” Mueller said. “You need that to protect occupants’ heads from hitting the door trim of the vehicle.”
The tests conducted by the independent non-profit organization. It is funded by insurance companies to find ways to reduce deaths and injuries on highways.
In the test, a vehicle travels at 40 mph toward a barrier with 25% of the vehicle’s front end overlapping the barrier. So as to find out what can happens when the front drive-side corner of a vehicle collides with another Object.
According to the result, it may require more extensive re-engineering, which is expensive and time-consuming and hard to do. Because carrying people safely away from a crash is more important than any other thing.