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How does a 2016 Ford Expedition compare to its competition in Safety?


 
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Compared To Infiniti QX80 2016



When descending a steep, off-road slope, the Expedition 4x4’s standard Hill Descent Control allows you to creep down safely. The QX80 doesn’t offer Hill Descent Control.

Both the Expedition and the QX80 have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, height-adjustable front shoulder belts, plastic fuel tanks, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, rearview cameras, available all-wheel drive, blind spot warning systems, front parking sensors and rear cross-path warning.




Compared To Lexus GX460 2016



Both the Expedition and the GX460 have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, height-adjustable front shoulder belts, plastic fuel tanks, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, rearview cameras, available all-wheel drive, blind spot warning systems, front parking sensors and rear cross-path warning.

The Ford Expedition weighs 401 to 716 pounds more than the Lexus GX460. The NHTSA advises that heavier vehicles are much safer in collisions than their significantly lighter counterparts.




Compared To Lexus LX 570 2016



Both the Expedition and the LX 570 have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, height-adjustable front shoulder belts, plastic fuel tanks, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, rearview cameras, available all-wheel drive, blind spot warning systems, front parking sensors and rear cross-path warning.




Compared To Mercedes GL-Class 2016



For enhanced safety, the front shoulder belts of the Ford Expedition are height-adjustable, and the middle seat shoulder belts have child comfort guides to move the belt to properly fit children. A better fit can prevent injuries and the increased comfort also encourages children to buckle up. The Mercedes GL-Class doesn’t offer comfort guides on its middle seat belts.

To help make backing safer, the Expedition’s optional cross-path warning system uses wide-angle radar in the rear bumper to alert the driver to vehicles approaching from the side, helping the driver avoid collisions. The GL-Class doesn’t offer a cross-path warning system.

Both the Expedition and the GL-Class have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, height-adjustable front shoulder belts, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, rearview cameras, available all-wheel drive, blind spot warning systems and front parking sensors.




Compared To Acura MDX 2016



For enhanced safety, the front shoulder belts of the Ford Expedition are height-adjustable, and the middle seat shoulder belts have child comfort guides to move the belt to properly fit children. A better fit can prevent injuries and the increased comfort also encourages children to buckle up. The Acura MDX doesn’t offer comfort guides on its middle seat belts.

Both the Expedition and the MDX have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, height-adjustable front shoulder belts, plastic fuel tanks, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, rearview cameras, available all-wheel drive, blind spot warning systems, front parking sensors and rear cross-path warning.

The Ford Expedition weighs 1332 to 1886 pounds more than the Acura MDX. The NHTSA advises that heavier vehicles are much safer in collisions than their significantly lighter counterparts.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does 35 MPH front crash tests on new vehicles. In this test, results indicate that the Ford Expedition is safer than the Acura MDX:

Expedition

MDX

Driver

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

HIC

142

323

Neck Injury Risk

22%

22%

Neck Stress

243 lbs.

244 lbs.

Neck Compression

22 lbs.

34 lbs.

Passenger

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

HIC

273

283

Chest Compression

.4 inches

.4 inches

Neck Injury Risk

25%

29%

Neck Compression

89 lbs.

113 lbs.

Leg Forces (l/r)

280/459 lbs.

467/511 lbs.

New test not comparable to pre-2011 test results. More stars = Better. Lower test results = Better.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does side impact tests on new vehicles. In this test, which crashes the vehicle into a flat barrier at 38.5 MPH and into a post at 20 MPH, results indicate that the Ford Expedition is safer than the Acura MDX:

Expedition

MDX

Front Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

HIC

16

72

Chest Movement

.6 inches

.6 inches

Abdominal Force

64 G’s

113 G’s

Hip Force

127 lbs.

244 lbs.

Rear Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

HIC

65

133

Spine Acceleration

19 G’s

52 G’s

Hip Force

219 lbs.

757 lbs.

Into Pole

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

HIC

251

396

New test not comparable to pre-2011 test results. More stars = Better. Lower test results = Better.




Compared To Buick Enclave 2016



When descending a steep, off-road slope, the Expedition 4x4’s standard Hill Descent Control allows you to creep down safely. The Enclave doesn’t offer Hill Descent Control.

The Expedition has standard Reverse Sensing System to help warn the driver about vehicles, pedestrians or other obstacles behind or, for the Expedition Limited/King Ranch/Platinum in front of the vehicle. The Enclave doesn’t offer a front parking aid.

Both the Expedition and the Enclave have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, height-adjustable front shoulder belts, plastic fuel tanks, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, rearview cameras, available all-wheel drive, blind spot warning systems and rear cross-path warning.

The Ford Expedition weighs 678 to 1122 pounds more than the Buick Enclave. The NHTSA advises that heavier vehicles are much safer in collisions than their significantly lighter counterparts.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does 35 MPH front crash tests on new vehicles. In this test, results indicate that the Ford Expedition is safer than the Buick Enclave:

Expedition

Enclave

Driver

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

HIC

142

200

Neck Injury Risk

22%

29%

Neck Stress

243 lbs.

366 lbs.

Neck Compression

22 lbs.

62 lbs.

Passenger

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

HIC

273

277

Chest Compression

.4 inches

.5 inches

Neck Injury Risk

25%

34%

Neck Stress

185 lbs.

188 lbs.

New test not comparable to pre-2011 test results. More stars = Better. Lower test results = Better.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does side impact tests on new vehicles. In this test, which crashes the vehicle into a flat barrier at 38.5 MPH and into a post at 20 MPH, results indicate that the Ford Expedition is safer than the Buick Enclave:

Expedition

Enclave

Front Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

HIC

16

52

Abdominal Force

64 G’s

129 G’s

Hip Force

127 lbs.

318 lbs.

Rear Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

HIC

65

110

Spine Acceleration

19 G’s

34 G’s

Hip Force

219 lbs.

704 lbs.

Into Pole

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

HIC

251

285

New test not comparable to pre-2011 test results. More stars = Better. Lower test results = Better.




Compared To Toyota Sequoia 2016



Full-time four-wheel drive is optional on the Expedition. Full-time four-wheel drive gives added traction for safety in all conditions, not just off-road, like the only system available on the Sequoia.

When descending a steep, off-road slope, the Expedition 4x4’s standard Hill Descent Control allows you to creep down safely. The Sequoia doesn’t offer Hill Descent Control.

To help make backing safer, the Expedition’s optional cross-path warning system uses wide-angle radar in the rear bumper to alert the driver to vehicles approaching from the side, helping the driver avoid collisions. The Sequoia doesn’t offer a cross-path warning system.

The Expedition has standard 911 Assist, which uses a global positioning satellite (GPS) receiver and a cellular system to send emergency personnel to the scene if any airbags deploy. The Sequoia doesn’t offer a GPS response system, only a navigation computer with no live response for emergencies, so if you’re involved in an accident and you’re incapacitated help may not come as quickly.

Both the Expedition and the Sequoia have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, height-adjustable front shoulder belts, plastic fuel tanks, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, available blind spot warning systems and front parking sensors.




Compared To Mercedes GL-Class 2015



For enhanced safety, the front shoulder belts of the Ford Expedition are height-adjustable, and the middle seat shoulder belts have child comfort guides to move the belt to properly fit children. A better fit can prevent injuries and the increased comfort also encourages children to buckle up. The Mercedes GL-Class doesn’t offer comfort guides on its middle seat belts.

To help make backing safer, the Expedition’s optional cross-path warning system uses wide-angle radar in the rear bumper to alert the driver to vehicles approaching from the side, helping the driver avoid collisions. The GL-Class doesn’t offer a cross-path warning system.

Both the Expedition and the GL-Class have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, height-adjustable front shoulder belts, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, rearview cameras, available all-wheel drive, blind spot warning systems and front parking sensors.