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