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All-New Ford Sport Trac Earns NHTSA's Highest Crash Test Ratings

March 28, 2006

DEARBORN, MI – The all-new 2007 Ford Sport Trac has earned the government’s highest five star crash test ratings for frontal and side impacts for drivers and passengers. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), achieving the best available crash test rating reflects a vehicle’s ability to reduce the likelihood of injuries and fatalities when accidents occur. With 10 advanced safety innovations as standard equipment, the Sport Trac offers active and passive safety features. Four of these are new adaptive technologies specifically designed for Ford’s internal safety targets. To help prevent accidents, the new Sport Trac features Ford’s AdvanceTrac with class-exclusive Roll Stability Control (RSC) as standard equipment. Roll Stability Control features roll-rate sensing, offering assistance to the driver in maintaining vehicle control during extreme maneuvers. The system automatically engages countermeasures to help the driver maintain maximum control and further reduce the risk of rollover. In the case of a frontal collision, Ford’s occupant classification system helps tailor airbag deployment for increased protection. A horizontal stroking adaptive steering column and tire pressure monitoring system add to the safety package to further help protect customers. In the event of a side impact, the 2007 Sport Trac features standard side-impact airbags for the driver and front passenger and available safety canopy side air curtains that deploy in certain side-impact collisions or if an impending rollover is detected.
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