While other pickup trucks may lag, the Ford F-150 aces the test.
Is it fair when the most popular girl at school is also the smartest? And the prettiest? It never seems fair, but if the Ford F-150 was a girl at school – she would be that girl.
Recently, the Insurance Institute for Highway evaluated six full size pick up trucks for occupant protection in a test of the small overlap front crash. The test replicates what happens when a vehicle runs off the road and hits a tree or pole, or clips another vehicle that has crossed the center line. Out of the six trucks evaluated, the 2016 Ford F-150 was the only one to receive a good. All others received adequate or worse.
The IIHA evaluated two models of each pickup truck; the crew cab with four full doors and two full rows of seat and extended cabs with two full front doors, two smaller rear doors and compact second row seats. The 2016 F-150 extended cab, called a SuperCab, got the top rating, earning a Top Safety Pick. The F-150 SuperCab joins the F-150 SuperCrew in earning a 2016 TOP SAFETY PICK award when equipped with Ford’s optional basic-rated forward collision warning system.