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Five stars, front- and side-impact crash tests; four stars, rollover resistance
The 2009 Ford Flex earned five stars for front- and side-impact safety from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). It also scored four stars for rollover protection. The private Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has not tested the Flex.
Standard safety features on the 2009 Ford Flex will include front and side-mounted airbags, a three-row “Safety Canopy” curtain airbag, AdvanceTrac stability control with rollover-limiting technology, and an optional, rear backup camera, Edmunds reports.
Ford’s stability control system incorporates Roll Stability Control, which should give the Flex superior rollover resistance ratings.
The 2009 Ford Flex is outfitted with all the latest safety equipment, but has not yet been tested.