The All-New 2021 Ford Bronco Sport Takes Home Top Safety Pick + Award – Here’s Why:
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One of Ford’s most highly-anticipated SUVs has already been given the highest honors in terms of safety – the 2021 Bronco Sport was given a Top Safety Pick + award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).
According to Ford, the Bronco Sport scored a rating of good in all six IIHS crashworthiness tests, the top rating in each category. The six IIHS crashworthiness tests include driver – and passenger–side small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength, and head restraints.
“As the Bronco of small SUVs, Bronco Sport was engineered to help our customers get out and adventure, both on – and off-road, and to do so safely,” said Hua Thai-Tang, Ford chief product platform and operations officer. “This IIHS Top Safety Pick + rating validates that commitment.”
In order to qualify for Top Safety Pick +, vehicles must also be available with a front crash prevention system that earns advanced or superior ratings in both the vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-pedestrian evaluations. Ratings of good or acceptable for headlights must be standard on all models, regardless of trim level.