Current and prospective owners of the new Ford Bronco will be pleased to know the rugged SUV got high scores in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s most difficult crash test, the small front overlap.
The IIHS released video on Wednesday of a small overlap crash test performed on a four-door Bronco, seen above. The truck’s deflection on impact and the strength of the driver “safety cell” indicates good potential survivability. Front and side curtain airbags (standard in the Bronco but not available in its nearest competitor, the Jeep Wrangler) prevented the crash dummy’s head from making contact with any interior hard points. And unlike the Jeep Wrangler, which performed this test in 2020, the Bronco didn’t roll over.