15 Safe Small SUVs

2016 Ford Escape RedesignPhoto by faza_elh


3. Ford Escape

Another slightly larger compact SUV is the Ford Escape. For those concerned with safety, they will be thrilled to learn the Escape earned top ratings in moderate front overlap impact as well as side collision and strength of the roof. It also received good ratings in head rests and the safety of the seats.

As with the Buick Encore, the Ford Escape suffered in only one area. It had poor ratings in small overlap front. This shows that is the one area where newer small SUVs may suffer the most. However, this doesn’t indicate that the Ford Escape is an unsafe car. In fact, in the world of small and compact SUVs, it is one of the safest models you could consider. That earns it a spot on this list of good vehicles to choose.


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