Ford’s Red-hot Expedition Tops Government Safety Ratings
All-new 2018 Expedition awarded five-star rating by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
The 2018 Ford Expedition has earned the government’s highest possible crash test rating of five stars from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, making the all-new, full-size SUV a leader in safety. Ford Expedition is the only vehicle in its segment to earn an Overall Vehicle Score of five stars.
Expedition’s improved performance is powered by an average weight savings of up to 325 pounds through the use of high-strength, military-grade, aluminum alloy in the body, which lowers the vehicle’s center of gravity for enhanced stability and driving dynamics. The Expedition is equipped with dual seat belt pyrotechnic pretensioners in the anchor and retractor, which contributes to safety, helping to keep occupants in place in the event of a crash.
“As a father of four and longtime Expedition owner, safety was a top priority when engineering the entirely new Expedition,” said Andrew Kernahan, Ford Expedition chief program engineer. “We are proud of the many features Expedition offers today that help keep our customers safe on the road.”
Improvements to the 2018 Expedition go beyond body and frame–the all-new SUV sets a new level of technology offerings. Cross-Traffic Alert, Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection, auto high beams and enhanced active park assist promote greater driver confidence and control.