Most 2019 Fords Won't Get Ford Co-Pilot360

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, Automotive Editor - September 27, 2018

A lot of automakers have introduced high-tech safety features as standard, forcing others to follow suit or risk losing sales. Earlier this year, Ford unveiled its Co-Pilot360 suite of features with the intention of making key driver-assist tech standard. However, the latest order guides reveal that the majority of the automaker's 2019 lineup won't actually be getting Ford Co-Pilot360.

Based on our analysis, popular models like the Ford Escape, Explorer, and Expedition will still come with many advanced safety features, just not as standard equipment. It's also worth noting that the EcoSport still won't be offered with automatic emergency braking, even as an option. The 2019 F-150 is getting automatic emergency braking standard throughout the entire range, but not the other features that come with Co-Pilot360.

There is some good news, though, as the 2019 Fusion and updated Edge will both come standard with Ford Co-Pilot360. However, the decision to add the feature to the Fusion but not the Escape or Explorer could be confusing to shoppers considering most of Ford's passenger cars are due to be discontinued by around 2020.


Ford Co-Pilot360 includes automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, lane keeping assist, automatic high beams, and a rearview camera. That's a good list of features that would put Ford's vehicles on par in terms of tech with offerings from Toyota and Honda, just to name a few.

For comparison, Toyota offers its Safety Sense system, which includes a pre-collision system with pedestrian detection, lane departure alert, automatic high beams, adaptive cruise control, road sign assist, and lane keeping assist. The suite comes standard in almost all of Toyota's vehicles. In contrast, extras like adaptive cruise control still won't be standard on Ford vehicles, even with Ford Co-Pilot360.

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, Automotive Editor

Based out of the Washington, D.C. area, Joel Patel is an automotive journalist that hails from Northern Virginia. His work has been featured on various automotive outlets, including Autoweek, Digital Trends, and Autoblog. When not writing about cars, Joel enjoys trying new foods, wrenching on his car, and watching horror movies. 

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