F-150 Tops in Every Crash Category Over Other Trucks, Says IIHS
IIHS sweep follows one with the NHTSA, where the 2019 F-150 took five-stars in all crash test categories.
We all know the F-150 is the best truck around. It’s the best-selling truck ever. It’s the best-selling vehicle in North America. It’s a leader in innovation, from being the first to use aluminum body panels, to making big power from a twin-turbo V6.
And, of course, it can keep you together in a crash. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety knows this now, as well, having awarded the 2019 F-150 SuperCrew its highest ranking in every category tested.
Following a similar five-star-rating sweep from the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration, the F-150 is the only truck of its kind out of 11 tested to take the IIHS’s ‘Good’ crash rating across the board, and is tops in passenger-side small overlap front crash testing.
“F-150’s smart engineering, plus the innovative combination of its high-strength steel frame and high-strength, military-grade, aluminum alloy body continues to demonstrate enduring customer benefits,” said Hau Thai-Tang, Ford’s product development vice president, “from repeated class-leading crash test performance to best-in-class towing and payload.”
Aside from the class-leading use of metals that other, lesser makes are just now catching on to, the F-150 is also an innovator of 31 safety-related features, all tested first via computer simulation before spending some time in Ford’s advanced labs. A handful of such innovations, like nylon hinge pillar reinforcements and patented aluminum roof and frame crossmembers, contributed to the truck’s success at the NHTSA and IIHS.