Tough Test for Pickups: Ford F-150 Nabs Lone Good Rating for Small Overlap Protection

This article reports on a crash testing study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IISH) in which seven large pickup trucks were evaluated for occupant protection in a small overlap front crash. IIHS evaluated two body styles (crew cab and extended cab) of each 2016 model-year pickup in a test that 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. To qualify for 2016 Top Safety Pick+, a vehicle must earn good ratings in the five crashworthiness tests and an advanced or superior rating for front crash prevention. Only two vehicles (Ford F-150 SuperCrew and SuperCab) earned the 2016 Top Safety Pick, awarded to vehicles that earn a basic rating for front crash prevention plus good ratings in the small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraint evaluations. One table presents the results of the study, with each vehicle model listed along with its crash test results in four areas: overall, structures, restraints and kinematics, and dummy injury measures. Readers are referred to the full research report as well as to a landing page that provides more information on crash testing and crashworthiness.


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  • Accession Number: 01597770
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 21 2016 11:11AM