The Ford F-150 has topped the competition once again, this time beating out General Motors’ midsize pickups in the crash rating competition. The Super Crew version of the full-size F-150 pulled an overall five star crash rating. The new F-150 features a major changeover from steel to aluminum, a criticized move, but the five star crash rating proves that aluminum can be just as tough as steel.
The four door Super Crew F-150 makes up about 70% of all F-150s sold. With an overall crash rating of five stars, the pickup proves it’s ready for the road. The F-150 also received five star crash ratings on the front and side crashes. The truck received four stars in the rollover crash protection category.
The new F-150 crash rating proves that Ford’s move to save weight, improve fuel economy, and streamline the model was a good one. GM’s midsize pickups didn’t fare as well; both the Colorado and Canyon pulled a four star rating. Both Ford and GM have received critical acclaim for their trucks but with the release of crash ratings, Ford is pulling ahead.
“Our truck team worked together for years to deliver this accomplishment, using an unprecedented combination of advanced materials throughout the all-new F-150,” said Raj Nair, Ford group vice president, global product development. “The 2015 model is engineered to be the safest F-150 ever.”