In the world of family-friendly crossovers, safety considerations rank near the top of the list when it comes time to make a purchase. That should bode well for the 2009 Ford Edge, which TheCarConnection.com has discovered is one of the safest vehicles around.
In independent crash tests, the 2009 Ford Edge racked up a nearly perfect scorecard from both NHTSA and the IIHS. In IIHS tests, the 2009 Ford Edge earned the highest possible rating, "good," in both the frontal offset and side impact tests. In addition, the IIHS awarded the Ford Edge its 2009 Top Safety Pick award based on its impressive crash-test results. The Ford 2009 Edge also scored highly in NHTSA tests, earning a perfect five-star rating in the front driver side impact as well as both side impact categories. The only blemish on the 2009 Ford Edge's safety ratings comes in NHTSA front passenger side impact test, where it earned four out of a possible five stars. Reviewers have also started to notice the Ford Edge's performance in crash tests, with Cars.com declaring that the "Edge's crashworthiness is top-notch."
Aside from the protection afforded by the crash structure of the 2009 Ford Edge, the engineers at Ford have packed a very sophisticated array of safety equipment into the new Edge. According to Car and Driver, the 2009 Ford Edge includes "front, front side, and curtain airbags." Automotive.com also notes that the Ford Edge features "the latest version of SYNC which adds 911 Assist—with no monthly fees." Other electronic safety aids include a "standard electronic stability system with rollover mitigation" and "standard blind spot mirror," according to Cars.com.
Visibility is another strong suit for the 2009 Ford Edge, with ConsumerGuide reporting that the "low dashboard and chair-height seats provide good overall visibility." Cars.com also finds that "visibility is pretty good to the rear," but for those pesky blind spots, they note that the Ford Edge offers a "standard blind spot mirror" and available "reverse sensing sonar" on SEL, Limited, and Sport models.