New Ford Escape scores five-star ANCAP rating

Ford’s new generation SUV has scored a full five-star ANCAP rating as it reaches dealership showrooms.

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The all-new Ford Escape has achieved a five-star ANCAP safety rating, with local models of the vehicle scoring well across each of ANCAP Safety’s four key areas of assessment.

Of particular note was the Escape’s Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) with pedestrian detection system, which achieved close to full marks. ANCAP’s safety report on the all-new Escape has been published ahead of its arrival in showrooms nationwide next month, and confirms that the all-new Escape continues to prioritise safety, maintaining the five star rating of the previous model.

“Australian SUV buyers expect a high level of safety technology in their vehicles, along with an easy to understand safety system to assist with their new vehicle choices, which is why we’re very pleased to announce that the all-new Escape has achieved a five-star rating from ANCAP,” said Andrew Birkic, President and CEO, Ford Australia and New Zealand.

“The all-new Escape has a comprehensive set of Driver Assist Technologies as standard, such as AEB with pedestrian detection and Evasive Steering Assist. We’re proud that our Driver Assist Technologies not only support the safety of an Escape’s driver and passengers, but also other road users.”

ANCAP Director of Communications and Advocacy, Rhianne Robson said: “Prioritising not only the protection of its occupants, the active collision avoidance safety systems fitted to all variants of the Ford Escape saw it achieve a high score of 82% for the protection of vulnerable road users. The Escape also scored well in ANCAP’s three other key areas of assessment against 2019 criteria with scores of 92% for Adult Occupant Protection, 89% for Child Occupant Protection and 77% for Safety Assist.”

“Close to full points were scored for its ability to detect and avoid or mitigate collisions with pedestrians and cyclists across a range of day-time and night-time scenarios through its standard-fit autonomous emergency braking (AEB) system,” said Robson.

The full line up of Driver Assist Technology and safety tech as standard across the Escape line-up includes:

  • Autonomous Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection
  • Evasive Steering Assist
  • Forward Collision Warning
  • Traffic Sign Recognition
  • Blind Spot Detection (BLIS)
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Lane Keep Assist
  • Driver Impairment Monitor
  • Tyre Pressure Monitor
  • Emergency Assistance
  • Cruise Control with adjustable speed limiter

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