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Ford Edge, Lincoln MKX earn IIHS Top Safety Pick Awards

by Chris Shunk (RSS feed) on Apr 22nd, 2011 at 10:01AM

When the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety first crash tested the 2011 Ford Edge and 2011 Lincoln MKX, the crossover twins came close to becoming a Top Safety Pick. So why didn't the Edge and MKX take home the prestigious safety honor? The soft-roading duo didn't quite measure up to the institute's roof strength standards, as the lids of the CUVs only withstood pressure equal to 3.5 times overall vehicle weight. The minimum score required to become a Top Safety Pick is four times overall body weight. Instead of waiting for the 2012 models to improve roof safety, Ford went back to the... Read More

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