2015 Ford Expedition Earns Highest Vehicle Safety Rating from National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
by Staff Report
2015 Ford Expedition offers drivers comprehensive safety systems that include AdvanceTrac® with Roll Stability Control™, Safety Canopy® side-curtain airbags, SOS Post-Crash Alert System, tire pressure monitoring system and traction control
The 2015 Ford Expedition earned a five-star Overall Vehicle Score
from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the U.S.
governmentâ€™s highest possible overall rating.
The New Car Assessment Program is the National Highway Traffic Safety
Administrationâ€™s evaluation program for new automobile designs. It was
established to test for performance against safety threats. It includes
tests for front and side impacts.
â€śThe 2015 Expedition now has driver-assist technology features that
are new to the nameplate,â€ť said Steve Kenner, director, Ford Global
Automotive Safety Office. â€śThese technology upgrades make Expedition the
full-size utility vehicle for customers who want capability, style and
Safety and driver-assist features
Expedition has a myriad of standard safety features aimed at
protecting drivers and occupants, as well as driver-assist features that
are new to the vehicle.
Standard safety features include AdvanceTracÂ® with Roll Stability Controlâ„˘, Safety CanopyÂ® side-curtain airbags, SOS Post-Crash Alert System, tire pressure monitoring system and traction control.
The 2015 model debuts driver-assist technologies to the Expedition
nameplate, like available radar-based Blind Spot Information System with
cross-traffic alert. Using sensor-based radar technology, BLISÂ® can help detect when a vehicle is in a driverâ€™s blind spot and flashes a warning light in the appropriate sideview mirror.
Cross-traffic alert uses radar to help detect vehicles approaching
from the side when a driver is slowly backing out of a parking spot or
driveway. When a vehicle is detected, an audible warning sounds and a
visual cue will be issued in the message center.
Other new technologies include a standard rearview camera, keyless
entry with push-button start, and front and rear parking sensors.
Stylish, powerful, fuel-efficient
The 2015 Expedition is the most powerful and fuel-efficient
Expedition yet, offering customers a full-size utility vehicle with a
stylish design and fresh interiors across a diverse lineup that includes
a new Platinum trim level.
The 3.5-liter EcoBoostÂ® V6, the only
engine available for Expedition in North America, generates 365
horsepower and 420 lb.-ft. of torque, and with an EPA-estimated rating
of 16 mpg city and 22 mpg highway with two-wheel-drive. Actual mileage
will vary. Expedition also offers best-in-class maximum cargo space for
the extended-length version, and available best-in-class towing of up to
9,200 pounds when properly equipped. It all adds up to a truly useful
Ford was the No. 1-selling utility brand in the United States for
2014, making for the fourth straight year the company has maintained its