Australia’s vehicle safety testing body has scored both the Ranger and Everest models with five stars
Australia’s automotive safety and crash testing authority ANCAP has given the new Ford Ranger a five-star safety rating just two months after the vehicle was released locally.
The top-shelf safety rating extends to the XL, XLS, XLT, Sport and Wildtrak variants of the Ranger in single cab, extended-cab and double-cab body styles – but not the recently-launched Ranger Raptor.
The Ford Ranger scores well particularly in the areas of child occupant protection (93/100) and adult occupant protection (84/100), while in the other two areas of vulnerable road user protection and safety assist, the ute scored 74 and 83 percent respectively.
The Ranger has fitted as standard with dual-frontal, side chest, side-head (curtain) and driver and passenger knee airbags.
The Isuzu D-Max, in comparison, scored 83 percent for adult occupant protection and 89 percent for child occupant protection.
As standard, the T6.2 Ford Ranger is fitted with autonomous emergency braking, lane-keep assist, lane-departure warning and emergency lane keeping.
Also standard is adaptive cruise control, intelligent speed assist, automatic high beam, dynamic stability control and post-impact braking.
ANCAP notes that reverse AEB and emergency lane-keep overtaking functions are not available on cab-chassis versions of the Ford Ranger.
All prices listed are before on-road costs.
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