Don’t Drive the Ford Mustang Mach-E if You Think You’ll Encounter a Moose
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Strange but true, the Ford Mustang Mach-E would not do well in a fight against a moose. How, you might ask, do we know this?
In Sweden, a news outlet called Teknikens Varld tests popular cars to see how they handle quick maneuvers—like if a moose came onto the road. Hence, the name "moose test."
The testers found that the Ford electric vehicle simply doesn’t make the cut, but other vehicles passed the test with flying colors.
What is the Moose Test and why did Ford fail?
Fox News reports that the moose test "simulates a vehicle’s ability to make quick evasive maneuvers if something steps in front of it on the road." The test is performed with various vehicles, and this round the Ford Mustang Mach-E AWD Long Range was in the lineup.
The test found that the Ford Mustang was unable to negotiate the left-right turn at the benchmark speed of 44.7 mph (or 72 kph). When the vehicle attempted to dodge something in the road at this speed, it lost at least some control and deviated from its intended path.
Testers speculated the problem was Mach-E’s control system with too slow steering controls and too soft suspension. It was found the maximum speed the vehicle would be able to miss a moose (or anything else) in the road was at 42.3 mph.
Besides the moose test, the Ford Mustang Mach-E ranks well in terms of safety measures. This year, the car earned a Top Safety Pick award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). While a Top Safety Pick+ is the highest safety rating a car can earn, the Top Safety Pick isn’t too bad either.
Ford failed, but which cars performed well on the Moose Test?
While the testers found that the Ford Mustang didn’t pass their safety test, other electric cars did. The Hyundai Ioniq 5 passed the test at the base speed of 44.7 mph. Plus, a Tesla Model Y also passed the test, but did so above the base speed at a whopping 46.6 mph.
But this year, neither the Hyundai Ioniq 5 nor the Tesla Model Y earned a Top Safety Pick award, meaning both vehicles were lacking in other safety areas.
What kind of car insurance covers you if you hit a moose?
The moose test tells you how a car will perform in more scenarios than if a moose runs into the road. The test is designed to show you how safe your car is if you have to make a fast turn in case anything quickly crosses your path while you’re driving.
In the unfortunate event you do happen to hit a moose, or anything else that might come into the road while you’re driving, it’s important you have insurance to cover you for the accident. Comprehensive car insurance can help protect you from a wide variety of scenarios, including ones like these.
Comprehensive car insurance pays for any damage to your car caused by anything other than a collision with another driver. This includes but is not limited to: contact with animals, fires, natural disasters, car theft, or vandalism. But, every comprehensive car insurance policy can vary slightly based on provider, so it’s important you always read before you sign to know exactly what events are covered.
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