The 2022 Ford Bronco Sport and Explorer have both picked up the IIHS Top Safety Pick+, the highest award for safety handed out by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. These two popular SUVs lead a field of seven Ford vehicles to have earned IIHS safety awards in 2022.
In order to win the Top Safety Pick and Top Safety Pick+, vehicles must earn good ratings in all six IIHS crashworthiness tests. These include the driver- and passenger-side small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength, and head restraints tests.
IIHS award winners must also rank advanced or superior in vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-pedestrian crash prevention tests. The difference between a TSP and TSP+ comes down to headlights. The 2022 Ford Bronco Sport and Explorer earned the highest honor because every headlight offering across the lineup rated as either good or acceptable. To win the TSP, a vehicle only needs to have good or acceptable headlights as an option.
Joining the Bronco Sport and Explorer as 2022 IIHS honorees are the 2022 Ford Escape, Edge, Mustang Mach-E, and F-150 Super Cab and SuperCrew®. All five earned the IIHS Top Safety Pick.
The 2022 Ford lineup is a safe, smart choice — especially if you have a growing family. Check out our selection of new Ford vehicles at Brad Manning Ford in DeKalb, Illinois, or place your own custom order today.