Top safety pick rating for large pickup truck

Ford’s latest F-150 gains 5-star ranking for occupant protection and the IIHS top safety pick accolade in recent crash tests.

High crash test rating for Ford F-150The latest version of the Ford F-150 is the first pickup in America to earn an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Top Safety Pick for its SuperCrew model.

The new Ford F-150 is also the only full-size, light-duty truck in the industry to earn the government’s highest possible 5-star rating for the driver and passenger for all crash test modes and cab configurations – SuperCrew, SuperCab and Regular Cab.

The excellent crash test performance of the new Ford F-150 is enabled by its up to 700-pound weight savings through the use of high-strength steel in the frame – high-strength, military-grade, aluminium alloy in the body and smart engineering.

A cross-functional group comprised of experienced Ford truck product development specialists and researchers worked to optimise vehicle weight savings and manufacturing design to deliver improved durability, capability, fuel economy and crashworthiness. The team created 31 safety-related innovations including new structures, materials and joining methods that were tested virtually with supercomputer simulations, then retested in Ford’s advanced laboratories to engineer the safest F-150 ever.

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