Here is what you stated that I took umbrage with:
"Ford has probably determined that acing safety tests it not a key deciding factor for its customers so it spends as little as possible"
Goodness, hat is such an egregiously false statement that it is closer to defamation than anything else. Don't worry, I won't ask you to prove it, because I know you can't.
Here is the truth of the matter that everyone here should know, most do, yet some continue to troll this Ford site anyway:
Ford, like every single other automaker, has a clear and concise cadence of all products and technologies for the coming years, balanced of course against many decisions. Some simply adopt a bit sooner than others, which is a far cry from that pathetic fraking statement you made above, so skirt it any way you like, the truth is clear and customers are not in danger from Ford, as you put it. My God man.
Meanwhile, Ford is about to launch their ALL NEW Escape, which will no doubt be at the top in terms of safety, if not the top.
I'll make this very simple for you because I know you've never done an ounce of research that didn't support your world view and take offense on every critique with such religiosity it's beyond predictable.
This is the 2010 Chevy Equinox which scored "Good"
This is the 2013 Escape which scored "Poor"
So...by 2020 we can expect Escape to ace a test that Chevy aced 10 years earlier despite the fact that Escape was 3 years newer when it came out.
And before you claim Equinox was an Edge competitor, the 2015 Edge only earned an Acceptable rating.
Feel free to explain to me how this happens. Blind luck on Chevy's part?
And you're still ignoring the fact that Ford only reinforced the driver side and still earned a Marginal rating while ignoring the passenger side completely. So even when they acknowledged the problem with a "fix", they made a decision to screw the passenger knowing that customers will think it's symmetrical.
I love Ford and if you only chose to see what I criticize and not what I praise, than this is your fault, not mine. But I strongly believe in progress through critical analysis and competitive comparisons, not just blind evangelism. Ford did not do the right thing by for their customers even when they were given the tools to make it right and I think that deserves some criticism, not "They'll nail it next time and be the best ever!". I had assumed that about the Edge and that didn't happen.