F-150 Tops in Every Crash Category Over Other Trucks, Says IIHS

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2019 Ford F-150 Limited

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.

2019 Ford F-150

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.

Ford F-150

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.”

2019 Ford F-150

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.

Since launching her professional writing career nearly a decade ago as a fashion blogger, Cameron Aubernon has written for a handful of online and print publications on a wide variety of subjects, including expat issues, fashion, music, and, of course, the automotive industry. The automotive expert was even the editor-in-chief of a popular online lifestyle publication, where she reviewed luxury cars and interviewed fellow automotive enthusiasts.

A graduate of The Evergreen State College Class of 2005 with a bachelor's in liberal arts, Aubernon took a left turn from fashion writing into the automotive realm when she asked a fellow writer via Facebook if she could write for their site. Following an internship, stints with a couple of hyper-local online publications, and a move to Seattle, she made her then-biggest impact with The Truth About Cars, writing full-time for the publication from 2013 to 2015.

Currently, the highly-regarded automotive journalist is a frequent contributor to the high-traffic Internet Brands Auto Group websites Rennlist, Club Lexus, LS1Tech and Mustang Forums, among others.

Aubernon’s expert knowledge of all things Ford trucks has also made her a mainstay as one of the most prolific writers on Ford Truck Enthusiasts and F-150 Online.

Aubernon can be contacted via email at [email protected].

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