2021 Ford Bronco driver-side small overlap IIHS crash test

2021 Ford Bronco 40 mph driver-side small overlap IIHS crash test Overall evaluation: Good Full ratings at …

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  1. Full ratings from this morning's press release:

    The new 2021 Ford Bronco 4-door, a midsize SUV, falls short of an award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety because its head restraints fail to provide good protection against whiplash injuries and its headlights provide inadequate illumination on curves.

    To qualify for either of the Institute’s two awards, vehicles must earn good ratings in six IIHS crashworthiness evaluations, including the driver-side small overlap front, passenger-side small overlap front, moderate overlap front, original side, roof strength and head restraint tests. They must also be available with a front crash prevention system that earns advanced or superior ratings in both the vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-pedestrian evaluations.

    The Bronco earns good ratings for five out of six crashworthiness tests. However, it earns a lower rating of acceptable in the head restraint test because the neck of the test dummy was subject to moderate force in a simulated rear-end crash.

    IIHS evaluates the geometry of head restraints in passenger vehicles based on the height and backset relative to an average-size male. A restraint should be at least as high as the head's center of gravity, or about 3.5 inches below the top of the head. The backset, or distance behind the head, should be as small as possible. The Bronco meets these criteria. However, in a test simulating a stationary vehicle being struck from behind by a vehicle of the same weight traveling 20 mph, the seat did not provide enough support for the occupant’s head and neck to earn a good rating.

    The Bronco’s two available front crash prevention systems also meet the award criteria with superior and advanced ratings in the vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-pedestrian tests. However, the two available headlight systems fall short.

    For the lower-tier Top Safety Pick award, at least one good or acceptable headlight system must be available. For the higher-tier Top Safety Pick+ good or acceptable headlights must be standard across all trims.

    Both headlight systems available on the Bronco earn marginal ratings because their low beams do not illuminate the road to a far enough distance on curves.

  2. Bronco safety is good, just don’t wanna hurt my legs though.

    And then there’s the wind noise…

  3. hahahahahahahahha i thought it was a car from the 80's. Seeing how much damage it did and how it looked. And i was like: oohh that looks normal for such an age. And then the video shot went to the interior.

  4. 1 problem with this test. The driver side window was down. The side airbag was pushed out of the window. If this is how they test all cars then it’s fine but otherwise the window should be up.

  5. Great to see that the A pillar didn't fold in. I wished they had shown the footwell. Unfortunately most cars do not have good headlights. Adaptive headlights, on cars so equipped, are great as far as turning on brights when possible and following the steering wheel; some need to be brighter though.

  6. Reality is pay attention and watch for idiots, that'll really keep you truly safe without all of the latest safety equipment.

  7. It would be good to see how the Sasquatch package performs. Gotta see how much not having crash bars will effect the safety

  8. Interesting that Ford failed to pass these tests considering it's a brand new design and Ford knew what the design specs were going in. Just shows me that Ford still doesn't care about the safety of their customers. Can you say Pinto

  9. This is a message to everyone. Death rates for car crashes are skyrocketing.
    Just because you drive a "safe" car, doesn't mean you have the right to drive like an idiot.


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