2019 Ford F-150 Safety Leads Segment in IIHS Passenger-Side Crash Test
The 2019 Ford F-150 has earned the highest possible score of “Good” in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s crash worthiness evaluation. As the only full-size pickup truck on the market to manage the feat, the F-150 easily stays ahead of the competition — just one more reason we’re proud to offer it here at Newton Ford.
The F-150 earned the best possible score in both the driver-side and passenger-side small overlap front crash test, the latter of which has given a lot of difficulty to other pickup trucks and passenger cars. It also passed
the moderate overlap front, side, roof strength, and head restraint and seat tests with flying colors.
The IIHS reported that the F-150 SuperCrew was the best performer in the passenger-side test with a maximum of only 5 inches of intrusion at the rightmost toepan, and with the dummies sustaining no injuries thanks to the airbags and seatbelts.
“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 of Product Development and Purchasing.
Additionally, the F-150 earned a “Super
ior” score — the highest possible rating — for front crash prevention when equipped with the optional automatic emergency braking system. When the system detects a potential collision, it triggers a visual and audible alert and readies the brakes for a sudden stop. If you don’t react quickly enough, it can apply the brakes automatically.
The 2019 Ford F-150 also received the maximum five-star overall safety score after the government’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration put the truck through its own set of tests.