These results apply to all-wheel-drive Ford Territories manufactured from January 2006. Similar results could be expected for the rear-wheel-drive version of the Territory. A separate 4 star rating is available for variants fitted with head-protecting side curtain airbags.
Dual front airbags and ABS/EBD brakes are standard on all variants. Head-protecting side curtains are standard equipment on the TS and Ghia variants and optional on the TX variant. Electronic stability control is standard on all-wheel-drive variants and the Ghia RWD. It is an option for the others. An advanced seat belt reminder is fitted to the driver's seat. The front seatbelt buckles are mounted on the seats and the upper anchorages are adjustable. These features improve the fit of the seatbelts. Pretensioners are fitted to the seatbelts to reduce slack in the event of a crash. These seatbelts also have load limiters to reduce chest injury. A three point belt is fitted to the centre rear seat and provides better protection than a two point belt. Both driver and front passenger airbags are dual stage to give better protection in different crashes.
Published: 30 September 2006