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2019 Ford F-150 Tops Trucks in IIHS Passenger-Side Crash Test

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2019 Ford F-150 Limited
2019 Ford F-150 Limited
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The 2019 Ford F-150 has earned scores of “Good” in every crashworthiness category tested by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, making it the only full-size pickup on the market to do so. The F-150 was one of just three full-size pickup trucks to earn a score of “Good” in the passenger-side small overlap front crash test, also earning “Good” scores for driver-side small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength, and head restraints and seats.

IIHS reported that the F-150 SuperCrew was the best performer in the passenger-side test with a maximum intrusion of 5 inches at the rightmost toepan and no injuries sustained by the dummies thanks to the seat belts and airbags.

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“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 —from repeated class-leading crash test performance to best-in-class towing and payload,” said Hau Thai-Tang, Ford executive vice president, Product Development and Purchasing.

The 2019 Ford F-150 only missed the IIHS’ TOP SAFETY PICK+ by virtue of a “Poor” rating for headlights due to what is categorized as excessive glare from the LED low beam headlights — though it is noted that high-beam assist compensates for the low beam’s limitations on straightaways and around curves. It did, however, receive a “Superior” score for front crash prevention thanks to optional Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration awarded the 2019 Ford F-150 SuperCrew a five-star overall safety score after it earned five stars in all phases of crashworthiness testing.

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