The Ford F-150 Earns Top-Tier Rating on Toughest IIHS Crash Test
Along with being the top-selling pickup truck for the past 36 years, the 2019 Ford F-150 is now the best performing pickup truck in IIHS passenger-side safety testing. Built with a high-strength steel frame and a military-grade, aluminum alloy body, which may have resulted in a much lighter vehicle than the segment norm but gave Ford’s best performing truck repeated class-leading crash test performance as well as best-in-class towing and payload.*
Managing Crash Forces
Along with taking the time to build a hard-working truck that can accomplish even the most insurmountable, the engineers at Ford truck worked thousands of hours to help improve durability, capability, fuel economy and safety for the F-150. This team worked tirelessly to create 31 safety-related innovations – including structures that manage crash forces, plus joining methods that were tested virtually with computer simulations then retested in Ford’s advanced laboratories. These innovations include a patented extruded aluminum roof crossmember and additional frame crossmember that work to improve crash resilience. Other smart innovations include nylon hinge pillar reinforcements that save weight, and in conjunction with specially designed wheel blockers, work to control crash forces while also providing additional safety.
Passing the Test
All these enhancements not only keep every driver and passenger safer than ever but has also earned the 2019 Ford F-150 the highest score possible of "Good" on the toughest IIHS crash test available. Along with this top rating the best performing truck among 11 pickups in its class was also awarded with a five-star overall vehicle score and a five-star rating for driver and passenger for all crash test modes.
Tack on the Ability to Take on Anything
With thanks to this large and in charge truck’s ability to tow smart with any rugged terrain with ease, thanks to upgraded off-road tires. Tack on the FX4 Off-Road option, which includes electronic-locking rear differential, Hill Descent Control, off-road tuned shock absorbers and skid plates and the latest safety features like pre-collision assist, blind spot monitoring, active park assist and a 360-Degree Camera with split-view display and you will realize that the Ford F-150 offers more peace of mind than any other truck in its class.
What would any hard-working truck be without the latest technology features? The makers of each Ford vehicle are here to assure that you are behind the wheel of a new vehicle with the works. Along with built-in navigation thanks to the Waze app, the Ford F-150 also offers the amazing capabilities of Amazon Alexa from your home to the road. So, if you’re on the road and think of something that you need to add to your Amazon shopping list you don’t have to remember until you get home to add this to your list. You can also ask for directions to the closest gas station without ever taking your eyes off the road.
Take a Test Drive in the 2019 Ford F-150 Today
Are you ready to take a drive in the safest truck in its class? Get to your Southern California Ford Dealers today.
*Max payload on F-150 XL Regular Cab, 8’ box, 5.0L V8 4x2. Heavy-Duty Payload Package and 18” heavy-duty wheels. Class is Full-Size Pickups under 8,500 lbs. GVWR based on Ford Segmentation.