F-150 Sweeps Insurance Institute’s Top Safety Rating — in Every Category

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2019 Ford F-150 Limited

High-strength steel frame, aluminum body, other innovations help 2019 F-150 stand above other trucks in crash testing.

No matter what Ford truck or SUV you own, you rely on it to protect you and your friends, family, and co-workers from danger on and off the road. Aside from basics like airbags, belts, and brakes, plus a suite of software to act as additional eyes and ears while driving, the truck’s body and frame themselves should do all they can to keep you alive should a crash occur.

If you’re a 2019 F-150 owner, then you’ve got one of the best vehicles to do all of the above, and then some. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety put the truck through its crash tests, where it swept the organization’s top safety rating in every category tested.

2019 Ford F-150

The 2019 F-150 was the only one among 11 trucks tested to earn the IIHS’s ‘Good’ rating across the board, and was the best to handle the organization’s passenger-side small overlap front crash testing battery. The sweep follows another from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, where the crew cab version took five stars overall and for every driver and passenger crash testing category.

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 Ford product development vice president Hau Thai-Tang,”from repeated class-leading crash test performance to best-in-class towing and payload.”

2019 Ford F-150

Aside from the quality of construction, the 2019 F-150 also has 31 safety innovations on board, tested via computer simulation before further testing in Ford’s laboratories. A few of them — including extrude aluminum roof and frame crossmembers, wheel blockers, and nylon hinge pillar reinforcements — helped the Ford earn its top marks in the IIHS’s small overlap front crash test.

2019 Ford F-150

Thus, you’ll always be in good hands should an accident occur with your new F-150, no matter if a tiny gecko or a quirky woman in white handles your truck’s insurance afterwards.

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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