2010 Ford Explorer  RealSafeCars66Safety Rating

#52 of 2010 SUVs

#113 of all 2010 vehicles


Pictured: 2020 Ford Explorer
The Explorer, part of Ford's lineup since 1991, is a three-row midsize SUV with seating up to 7. Strong on technology, it has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2017. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily bypass mud and snow. Ford offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2010 Ford Explorer is somewhat unsafe compared to all vehicles.

Comparison to all vehicles.  This plot shows RSC safety scores on the horizontal axis vs. the number of vehicles with each safety score (depicted by bar height and percentages at the bottom). Colors reflect vehicle safety, ranging from red (not that safe) to green (safer). For reference, a score of 0 implies a 0.15% chance of driver death (13% chance of driver injury) over 15 years, and a score of 100 reflects a 0.016% chance (1.4% chance of driver injury). The 2010 Ford Explorer has a score of 66, implying a 0.061% chance of driver death (5.4% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2010 Ford Explorer has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0606% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 6.9192%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0606% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 6.9192% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2010 Ford Explorer is 26% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2010 Ford Explorer is 45% more likely to result in a fatal accident.


And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

9060Ford ExplorerMercury MountaineerMitsubishi EndeavorHUMMER H3Hyundai VeracruzJeep Grand CherokeeHonda PilotToyota 4RunnerSubaru TribecaToyota FJ CruiserNissan PathfinderMazda CX-9Comparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2010 Ford Explorer with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 60 to 90. The 2010 Ford Explorer is less safe than the 2010 Hyundai Veracruz, the 2010 Jeep Grand Cherokee, the 2010 Mazda CX-9, the 2010 Nissan Pathfinder, the 2010 Toyota FJ Cruiser, the 2010 Subaru Tribeca, the 2010 Toyota 4Runner, and the 2010 Honda Pilot. It is about as safe as the 2010 Mercury Mountaineer and the 2010 Mitsubishi Endeavor.

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