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    Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX earn Top Safety Pick award

    The Ford Edge and twin Lincoln MKX, both 2011 midsize SUVs, improve from acceptable to good for roof strength in rollover crashes and earn the Institute's Top Safety Pick award. The award recognizes vehicles that earn the top rating of good for front, side, rollover, and rear crash protection, and that have electronic stability control (ESC).

    In the Institute's roof strength evaluation, the roof of the Edge withstood a force equal to 4.7 times the vehicle's weight. The test assesses how well the occupant compartment would hold up in a rollover crash. Vehicles with a strength-to-weight ratio of 4 or higher earn a good rating. By comparison, the current federal standard is 1.5 times weight. Institute research demonstrates that occupants of vehicles with strong roofs are much less likely to sustain serious injuries in rollover crashes.

    Earlier Edge and MKX models were rated acceptable for rollover protection with a strength-to-weight ratio of 3.5. Ford made changes to the roof structure of both vehicles. Top Safety Pick applies to models manufactured after February 2011.



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    Re: Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX earn Top Safety Pick award

    My husband is really wanting a Ford Edge, I doubt it will happen anytime soon, but this is good information, thank you!
    DD1 12 years old--seatbelt, DS 9 years old--Monterey
    DD2 3 years old RFing in XTSL

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