Euro NCAP on Wednesday said that Ford Ranger has become the first pickup to gain a five-star Euro NCAP safety rating.
The passenger compartment of the Ranger remained stable in the frontal impact. Dummy readings in the tests indicated good protection of the knees and femurs of both the driver and front passenger.
For the passenger, all body regions were well protected. For the driver, protection of the chest was adequate and that of other body regions was good.
Ranger scored 89 per cent for overall safety – the best score ever earned by a pickup and one of the highest scores recorded by Euro NCAP for any type of vehicle. Moreover, the new Ranger achieved the highest rating of any vehicle ever tested by Euro NCAP for pedestrian protection (81 per cent).
Michiel van Ratingen, Euro NCAP secretary general, said:
“With such pedestrian protection the Ford Ranger is undoubtedly raising the bar of safety in the category of pick-up trucks, which had until now not proven to be the safest.”