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Car reviews - Ford - Explorer - XL 5-dr wagon

Safety

Ford logo17 Jan 2001

By STEVEN BUTCHER

ALL Explorers come with dual airbags, anti-lock brakes and outboard seatbelt lockers. Side airbags are offered as an option, while anti-submarining front seats are standard. The steering wheel frame is magnesium, which has superior crash energy absorption and noise/vibration suppression compared to steel. A chromed alloy "Smartbar" bull/roobar is airbag compatible and its upper structure has a large diameter round section tubing without sharp edges to minimise injury potential to pedestrians.

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In US Insurance Institute for Highway Safety offset crash testing the Explorer was given an overall rating of "acceptable"

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