It might stop a shopping cart. If someone actually backs into it the damage might be worse than if you had nothing. These things are horrible. They offer the appearance of protection but give you none.I’m not too worried about the strength of the safari bar. It’s mostly to prevent soccer moms from backing into my new Bronco at the grocery store. I think it should be able to do that just fine. I’d much rather have a broken bull bar, than a broken front-end.