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The IIHS confirms The Ford F150 as the safest full size pickup

IIHS Confirms: Ford F150 is the Safest Full Size Pickup


The Ford F150 reinforces the fact that it's the best full size pickup in the American market. It did so by beating all other contenders in the IIHS crash test for both larger model types, the crew cab and the extended cab versions. The Overhyped Dodge Ram fared the worst and needed a special mention.

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Re: The IIHS confirms The Ford F150 as the safest full size pickup

More proof...


Only three out of seven full-size pickup trucks crash tested by the Insurance Institute for Highway earned an acceptable rate or higher when it comes to the toughest safety test.
And only one, the Ford F-150, received the highest rating of "good" and was named a Top Safety Pick.
“Ford is leading the way among large pickup manufacturers when it comes to protecting people in a range of crashes and offering technology to warn drivers of imminent frontal crashes,” says Raul Arbelaez, vice president of the Institute’s Vehicle Research Center.
The institute, the safety arm of the insurance industry, says it tested two different configurations for each pickup, the crew cab and extended cab.
The toughest test by IIHS, the one that has tripped makers of cars and trucks alike, is what is called the small overlap crash test. In it, a vehicle is crashed in a way that simulates hitting a pole or other narrow object on one side of the front or the other.
The pickups that fared poorest in that crucial test were the Ram 1500 Crew Cab and the Ram 1500 Quad Cab. Both were handed a marginal rating overall, IIHS says.
How pickups fared in the IIHS crash tests (Photo: IIHS)
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All hail the King F-150!

Ram, bow your head in shame.
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Re: The IIHS confirms The Ford F150 as the safest full size pickup

So much for the "Beer can" theory......
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So much for the "Beer can" theory......
Indeed.
Also, I did not realize GM trucks rated so poor.

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I'm most impressed on how quickly Ford updated the "wheel bars" across the whole lineup.
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Indeed.
Also, I did not realize GM trucks rated so poor.
Neither did the loud-mouths over at GMI; most are speechless..........



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I'm most impressed on how quickly Ford updated the "wheel bars" across the whole lineup.
The K2XX's came out 3 years ago now, the new F-150 is 18 months into its life-cycle.

How long do you think Ford knew about this problem? but I agree the fix was implemented expeditiously!

And the Crew Cab, by far the most popular body-style tested well from day-one; I wonder how long GM has known their trucks were so bad? And to make bad worse, their most popular style is the worst.
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Does the Chevy shake manifest itself on the new trucks also, or limited to the previous ones only. Apparently some Ram trucks also seem to have this problem...

Someone at Ford marketing must make use of this... A clear home run... Especially rub it in to the Ram faithful....
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Does the Chevy shake manifest itself on the new trucks also, or limited to the previous ones only. Apparently some Ram trucks also seem to have this problem...

Someone at Ford marketing must make use of this... A clear home run... Especially rub it in to the Ram faithful....
Or the Chevy guys with their Grizzly Bear and steel/aluminum cages ...............

Something like, yeah this truck is aluminum, and this one is steel, but after seeing the IIHS video, which one do you want to put your wife and children into!?


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The toughest test by IIHS, the one that has tripped makers of cars and trucks alike, is what is called the small overlap crash test. In it, a vehicle is crashed in a way that simulates hitting a pole or other narrow object on one side of the front or the other.
Because of their weight, trucks have a huge disadvantage in this test. In reality, they should use a standard pole, which would likely be snapped off when a heavier vehicle strikes it, reducing the deceleration rate of force, and the damage to the vehicle/occupants.

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