All-new Ford Ranger is the first pickup tested by the Euro NCAP to achieve a five-star top rating. The Ranger’s overall score was 89%, one of the highest regardless of class. The new Ford Ranger received the best rating ever for pedestrian protection among the cars tested by the Euro NCAP since 1997, with an 81% score.
Euro NCAP secretary general Michiel van Ratingen, said: “With such good pedestrian protection, the Ford Ranger is undoubtedly raising the bar of safety in the category of pickup trucks, which had until now not proven to be the safest.”
Ford engineers started with simulating more than 9,000 virtual crashes to optimize the structure and safety system before moving on to testing the new pickup. They completed 110 actual crash tests and 410 system sled tests with actual prototypes.
The pedestrian protection result was achieved thanks to a front bumper with energy-absorbing materials and a new under-bonnet structure that reduces the chances of a pedestrian head injury.