Mid-Size SUVs With Forward Collision Avoidance Systems Page 2

July 20, 2011
2011 Ford Explorer

2011 Ford Explorer

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Ford Explorer

The 2011 Ford Explorer has available Adaptive Cruise Control and Collision Warning with Brake Support, two radar-based technologies. Adaptive Cruise Control uses forward radar to monitor traffic and can adjust cruising speed to maintain a pre-set distance to vehicles ahead. Collision Warning with Brake Support utilizes a sensor that scans ahead and detects slower moving traffic. It flashes a warning that appears in the windshield and emits an audible alert if it detects an imminent collision and pre-charges brakes for faster response.  Adaptive Cruise Control and Collision Warning with Brake Support are available as part of a $4,305 package on Explorer Limited only. The package also includes Active Park Assist and BLIS (Blind Spot Information System) with Cross Traffic Alert.

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited

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Jeep Grand Cherokee

The Jeep Grand Cherokee bundles key accident avoidance features into an Advanced Warning/Adaptive Cruise Control Group, standard on Summit and available on Limited and Overland. High-tech safety features in the group include: Forward Collision Warning, Adaptive Cruise Control, Blind Spot Monitoring, and Rear Cross-Path Detection. Adaptive Cruise Control automatically adjusts the Grand Cherokee’s cruising speed to maintain a preset distance (short, medium or long) between the vehicle and the one ahead. Using radar, the system detects moving vehicle immediately ahead and modifies cruising speed if necessary. Forward Collision Warning alerts the driver with an audible chime when the vehicle is approaching another too rapidly. On Limited models, Advanced Warning/Adaptive Cruise Control Group is $1,295 but also requires Luxury Group ($1,495), while the Overland trim option cost is just $1,295.

Dodge Durango with foreward collision warning

Dodge Durango with foreward collision warning

Dodge Durango

Adaptive Cruise Control and Forward Collision Warning are standard on Citadel and available on CrewLux in the 2011 Dodge Durango. These two radar-based systems are the same as those in the Jeep Grand Cherokee, but are not bundled into a group.

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