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2012 Family Crossovers And SUVs With Enhanced Stability Control


2012 Ford Explorer

2012 Ford Explorer

By new federal regulation, all passenger vehicles manufactured as of September 1, 2011 must have electronic stability control (ESC) as standard equipment. Some taller vehicles, however, now have enhanced versions of ESC, called roll stability control or rollover mitigation.

Here we take a look at several 2012 family crossovers and SUVs that provide the additional safety and security of ESC plus roll stability control or rollover mitigation.

2012 Ford Explorer

The seven-passenger 2012 Ford Explorer provides safety and security with AdvanceTrac with Roll Stability Control (RSC), the only system in the industry to use two gyroscopic sensors to monitor both yaw rate and roll rate. This allows the AdvanceTrac with RSC to help the driver maintain control whenever the system detects wheel slip, understeer, oversteer or roll motion. It also helps maintain control in adverse conditions such as rain, ice or gravel. This system also features the enhancement of Curve Control to help the driver provide even more control over the vehicle by slowing the vehicle down when it senses the driver is going too fast for a particular curve. Curve Control employs throttle reduction and four-wheel braking intervention and is always active for maintaining curve control.

2012 Ford Flex

2012 Ford Flex

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2012 Ford Flex

With seating for up to seven, the mid-size 2012 Ford Flex, like its big brother the Explorer, features AdvanceTrac with Roll Stability Control (RSC). The system operates the same way. The Flex also offers Trailer Sway Control that works with the AdvanceTrac with RSC. It uses the sensor that measures yaw motion to determine if the trailer is swaying and, if necessary, Trailer Sway Control applies precise braking or adjusted engine torque to help bring the vehicle and trailer back under control. Trailer Sway Control is included in the Class III trailer tow package and is available on all 2012 Ford Flex models.

2012 Chevrolet Equinox

2012 Chevrolet Equinox

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2012 Chevrolet Equinox

There’s no compromising occupant safety in the 2012 Chevrolet Equinox five-passenger compact crossover vehicle. The Equinox is outfitted with advanced technologies to help the driver avoid a collision, including StabiliTrak electronic stability control system with traction control and rollover mitigation. The StabiliTrak system is designed to improve the stability of the vehicle on most road surfaces, especially during emergency maneuvers and during driving conditions that are difficult, at best. Sensors continually monitor the path being steered by the driver, as well as the direction in which the vehicle is actually turning. Four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes with electronic brake force distribution are standard, and all-wheel drive (AWD) is available. The Equinox on-demand AWD system automatically delvers power to the wheels with the best traction for optimal grip, even on road surfaces that are slippery or unstable.

2012 Cadillac SRX

2012 Cadillac SRX

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2012 Cadillac SRX

StabiliTrak electronic stability control is standard in the five-passenger mid-size 2012 Cadillac SRX luxury crossover and works in concert with the standard four-wheel disc/four-channel anti-lock braking system (ABS). The Cadillac SRX also has standard rollover mitigation sensors.

2012 GMC Acadia Denali

2012 GMC Acadia Denali

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2012 GMC Acadia

The 2012 GMC Acadia with seating for up to eight passengers comes standard with StabiliTrak. When the vehicle isn’t adequately responding to the driver’s steering input, StabiliTrak applies brake pressure to any individual wheel and may adjust engine speed to help the driver keep the vehicle on track and reduce the risk of vehicle rollover.


 
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