It could appear the favored Bronco Sport has extra up its sleeve than beauty and the power to carry its personal in an off-road scenario. The crew on the Insurance coverage Institute for Freeway Security has given the mannequin its coveted Prime Security Decide+ award, which means the mannequin aced exams throughout its complete vary of trims.
With a purpose to qualify for the ‘+’ suffix on the Prime Security Decide accolade, a mannequin have to be obtainable with a entrance crash prevention system that earns Superior or Superior scores in each vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-pedestrian evaluations. Equally as vital, it should additionally provide headlights incomes a Good or Acceptable ranking as normal on all fashions, no matter trim stage. That is all along with scoring high marks in six totally different crash exams.
The headlight standards catches out most automakers, for the reason that best-performing (learn: costliest) headlights are sometimes reserved for top-rung trims. This explains why some autos have a Prime Security Decide ranking however not a Prime Security Decide+ ranking. There’s a distinction and, within the eyes of the IIHS, it’s a reasonably large one.
Ford needn’t fear about such distinctions in the case of the 2021 Bronco Sport. The headlight system supplied on all trims earned a Good ranking (one of the best ranking potential) whereas each the usual and non-compulsory crash prevention methods outperformed in IIHS evaluations. It additionally navigated six totally different crash exams with success, together with the troublesome small-overlap take a look at which mimics an influence with a stationary barrier within the headlight space of a automobile. This examination flummoxes another automobiles, for the reason that forces concerned are extra violent than a Quentin Tarantino film.
Utilizing the identical platform as its showroom associate Escape, the brand new Bronco Sport is offered in 4 flavours in Canada – Base, Large Bend, Outer Banks, and Badlands. On this nation, costs begin at $32,199 and run as much as $40,199 for the highest rung truck.