There’s a world of surprising tests that every Ford vehicle goes through before any owner turns the ignition key. Here we take you on a journey through some of the hottest, highest, coldest and roughest terrains on earth, showing you the durability tests we put vehicles through to make sure they meet the highest standards of quality for every Ford driver.

Durability testing is the process every Ford vehicle goes through to ensure it’s able to endure the world’s toughest driving conditions. Running vehicles through this gauntlet of tests ensures they are well prepared to take on the diverse range conditions drivers across the world encounter on the open road.

At Ford, durability testing is a full on, pedal-to-the-metal process. The vehicles are relentlessly subjected to test after test, each of which challenges a different aspect of the vehicle, from its ability to perform with very low oxygen levels to the number of times a door can be slammed before showing signs of wear and tear.

Graphic design by George Lobo. SFX by EDC Shanghai. Animation by Joe Nafis.