A Mazda Tribute was tested by ANCAP. It was introduced in 2001. The Ford Escape is based on the same vehicle and can be expected to provide similar crashworthiness.
Dual front airbags are standard equipment. Side airbags with head protection are standard on the 'Limited' variant of the Escape. ABS brakes are standard on some variants. The front seat belt buckles are mounted on the seats and the upper anchorages are adjustable. These features improve the fit of the seat belt. Pretensioners are fitted to the front seat belts to reduce slack in the event of a crash.
Published: 08 December 2005