Ford Escape fails latest round of crash tests

Ford dealership sign, Photo Date: 7/17/2016 / Mike Mozart / CC BY 2.0 / MGN
Ford dealership sign, Photo Date: 7/17/2016 / Mike Mozart / CC BY 2.0 / MGN
Published: Apr. 5, 2018 at 8:36 PM EDT
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The Ford Escape has failed the latest round of crash tests.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety says the Escape did not protect a front-seat passenger well enough.

The test simulates a crash into a pole or another car.

The Escape got a poor rating because the side air bags didn't deploy and the cabin was crushed.

Ford says the Escape has done well in all other government and insurance institute tests.