For drivers in the Plainfield, Indianapolis, and Avon areas, safety is one of the biggest concerns when purchasing a new car.

Understanding this, the Andy Mohr Ford team has put together this article breaking down the safety ratings of the 2018 Ford Explorer. Read on to learn how it can protect you and your family.

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2018 Ford Explorer: High Safety Ratings

2018FordExplorerInterior.jpgThe National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has long been considered one of the prime safety authorities in the automotive industry. Through rigorous crash testing, they can determine just how comprehensively a car can protect passengers.

After testing, they granted the 2018 Ford Explorer top marks with a 5-Star Overall Safety Rating.

This distinction is in large part attributed to body fortifications found standard in the Explorer. For example, this SUV comes with the Safety Canopy® System.

The Safety Canopy® is a network of comprehensive head-curtain airbags lining the vehicle. In the event of a crash, they will immediately deploy for extra cushion around the most vulnerable part of your body.

Standard Safety Features

Technology plays a large part in keeping drivers safe, as well. The Explorer comes with some essential standard tech features to improve your awareness and handling.

AdvanceTrac® with Roll Stability Control™

In a larger vehicle such as this, you might lose control more easily going through curves or on rough uneven terrain. Fortunately, AdvanceTrac® improves your wheel-grip and overall steering capabilities for improve stability.

Rear View Camera

It can be hard to see behind your vehicle when pulling in or out of a parking spot. That’s why the rear view camera was added to the Explorer. It gives you a view of everything behind your vehicle to make safe parking even easier.

SOS Post-Crash Alert System™

In the event of a crash, this feature will alert first responders and passersby to your car’s location. As soon as the airbags and seatbelt pre-tensioners engage, your car will flash the hazard lights and sound the horn.

Optional Safety Features

2018FordExplorerNav.jpgWant to add even more safety to your SUV? These smart features can help you to predict when a collision will occur and head it off before things go wrong.

Reverse & Forward Sensing

With these available system, you’ll have even more help when it comes to pulling in and out of parking spots. Sensors on both the front and back of the vehicle can sense when you may be about to hit an object. They’ll then send you an alert.

Lane Departure Warning with Lane Keep Assist

If your explorer drifts out of its lane at all, this feature will immediately warn you. Lane Keep Assist will even apply mild steering correction to get you back on course.

Blind Spot Information System

There will be no more worrying about those hard-to-see rear blind spots when changing lanes. This feature will let you know if anything is riding in them.

Adaptive Cruise Control and Collision Warning with Brake Support

This smart, available cruise control system monitors the speeds of the vehicle in front of you (to a certain point). If that car slows down, so will your Explorer. It may even hit the brakes in an emergency situation.

Test Drive the 2018 Ford Explorer

The high safety ratings of the 2018 Ford Explorer are just one of the things that make it an appealing choice for Plainfield, Indianapolis, and Avon drivers.

If you’d like to learn more, maybe you should get behind the wheel. Schedule a 2018 Explorer test drive at Andy Mohr Ford today!