Based on tests completed way back in 2006, the Territory’s long-running architecture has been approved again under the Australian New Car Assessment Program’s latest safety criteria.
The Territory’s 2015 safety score is helped by a raft of safety features that include front and rear parking sensors, a reversing camera and Ford’s Emergency Assist communications system.
There’s also dual frontal, side head and driver’s knee airbags, along with antilock brakes, electronic brakeforce distribution and electronic stability control. Advanced seatbelt reminders are also standard.
The Territory’s 2006 crash test results showed marginal and acceptable scores for driver chest and leg protection, along with a marginal result for passenger chest protection. Head protection in the side pole test was declared good.
Ford’s big SUV scored 32.57 out of the maximum 37 points available.
Watch for TMR’s first-drive review of the 2015 Territory to come late next week.