2015 Ford Explorer  RealSafeCars83Safety Rating

#19 of 2015 SUVs

#29 of all 2015 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. It handles mud, snow, and sand with ease with optional all-wheel drive (AWD). The Explorer has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2017. The Ford Explorer has some real zest, surpassing typical horsepower for its class. Ford offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2015 Ford Explorer is average 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 2015 Ford Explorer has a score of 83, implying a 0.038% chance of driver death (3.4% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2015 Ford Explorer has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0377% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 4.3049%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0377% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 4.3049% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2015 Ford Explorer is 21% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2015 Ford Explorer is 10% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

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And it is about as safe as many comparable models.

9766Mazda CX-9Nissan PathfinderFord FlexC. Town and CountryKia SedonaJeep Grand CherokeeDodge DurangoHonda PilotToyota SiennaGMC AcadiaFord ExplorerChevrolet TraverseComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2015 Ford Explorer with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 66 to 97. The 2015 Ford Explorer is safer than the 2015 Mazda CX-9, the 2015 Nissan Pathfinder, the 2015 Ford Flex, and the 2015 Chrysler Town and Country and less safe than the 2015 Dodge Durango and the 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee. It is about as safe as the 2015 Kia Sedona, the 2015 Chevrolet Traverse, the 2015 GMC Acadia, the 2015 Toyota Sienna, and the 2015 Honda Pilot.

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