2024 Ford Explorer Earns IIHS Top Safety Pick+ Award

Only 22 vehicles earned the 2024 Top Pick + designation. The Blue Oval's Ford Explorer topped the Midsize SUV's category..

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Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, Arlington, VA — March 1, 2024

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is making it harder to earn its TOP SAFETY PICK and TOP SAFETY PICK+ awards in 2024, challenging manufacturers to offer better protection for backseat passengers and improve their pedestrian crash avoidance systems.

Despite the more stringent requirements, 71 models qualify for 2024 awards. Of those, 22 earn TOP SAFETY PICK+, and 49 earn TOP SAFETY PICK.

The 2024 Ford Explorer earned the TOP SAFETY PICK+ award in the Midsize SUV Category.

2024 Ford Explorer Safety Features

  • Anti-lock brakes. …
  • Stability control. …
  • Front-impact airbags. …
  • Side impact airbags. …
  • Overhead airbags. …
  • Knee airbags. …
  • Pretensioners. …
  • Security system. …

IIHS Safety Evaluation Criteria

IIHS tests evaluate two aspects of safety: crashworthiness — how well a vehicle protects its occupants in a crash — and crash avoidance and mitigation — technology that can prevent a crash or lessen its severity.

“We followed the tougher requirements we introduced last year with another major update to the award criteria in 2024,” said IIHS President David Harkey. “This year’s winners are true standouts, offering the highest level of protection for both vehicle occupants and other vulnerable road users.”

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