Four-Star Fords: NHTSA Releases More 2018 Ford F-150 Crash-Test Results

2018 Ford F-150 Regular cab

By Brian Normile

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration recently released updated crash-test ratings for several vehicles, including regular- and extended-cab versions of the 2018 Ford F-150.

Both of these versions of the F-150 merited four-star overall ratings from NHTSA, with five-star ratings in side-crash tests and four-star ratings in the frontal crash and rollover tests. The 2018 Ram 1500 is also consistently rated at four stars overall and with similar ratings on the individual tests; some versions received only three stars in rollover testing, however.

If safety is your chief concern and four stars overall just won't cut it, there are five-star rated 2018 pickups on the market. Crew-cab 2018 Ford F-150s and all versions of the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 have received the coveted five stars in the overall rating.

Heavy-duty truck data is less complete; some three-quarter-ton pickups have overall ratings, although none is higher than four stars. In other cases, these models have only been partially tested.

NHTSA was established in 1970 and has been testing and rating vehicles for crash safety since 1978. The five-star rating system was first created in 1993 and has been updated numerous times since then as safety technology improved.

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More red meat for the comments section

Great job GM.

F-150 wins again!
BEST in crash test ratings !

Ecoboost Rules can't read.

who cares about the 2018 Ram, the 2019 Ram has been out for several months, how does it score?

GM, wins again.

I like that headline...4-star Fords

4-star Ford's and 5 star Chevy's
Great job GM

Just another reason why GM is the best!

Some badly needed good news for GM. Its been a really rough year for them and the fans.

Ha..speak for yourself. Ford is first in recalls and GM has new half tons coming out with advancements in FE and performance! Plus they still have the most powerful V8/in a half ton!

And yet with alk that seemingly going for GM sales are and have been on the skids.

@TNTgmc... get your facts straight on who's more popular on "most recalled list" just put out based on facts not your dreams, hit, FORD NOT on it, GM is.

Question when will GM RAM get more with the times and get rid of "the gas cap"? Something Ford got ride of years ago.
I also love having a key pad on my Fords, don't see that anywhere else..

That Air dam on the F150 is rediculous. Looks about as low to the ground as the air dam on nascar.

Spelling ridiculous, as rediculous, is completely rediculous.

Not so fast, bow tie boys.

I'll just leave this here. IIHS which test a bit harder, says the GMs
small overlap front is just marginal. The roof isn't as tough as Fords, and they got an acceptable (yellow) for head and neck on the moderate overlap front.Ford's crew cab tests show only good, (green), better than acceptable.

Ford got denied a 2018 Top Safety Pick due to headlights, lol.

They are way better than years past.

Back to the drawing board, GM!

Curious to see the 2019 GM (that is 2 lines) and Ram safety test.


https://m.iihs.org/mobile/ratings/mobileratings/chevrolet/silverado-1500-crew-cab-pickup/2018

Ford did a great job in making that goofy air dam match the rest of the truck.

and four stars overall just won't cut it, there are five-star rated 2018 pickups on the market. Crew-cab 2018 Ford F-150s and all versions of the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 have received the coveted five stars in the overall rating.

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Problem with the '18 Silvy and Sierra EC is they only come in a short bed. If you want an EC with a real 8' bed you have to go with Ford.

You could get a Tundra with the 8' bed EC, but Toyota only gets 4 star side crash ratings.

Then the other problem with the 2018 Silvy crewcab is they are a much smaller cab. No thanks.

We'll see how the 2019 does, but thanks for playing.

@ super crew

Look it up..

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.cnet.com/google-amp/news/big-and-noteworthy-auto-recalls-of-2017/

Look it up..

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.cnet.com/google-amp/news/big-and-noteworthy-auto-recalls-of-2017/


Posted by: TNTGMC | May 31, 2018 9:52:39 PM

Stop beating the Ford guys over the head with facts and links to support it. If Ford doesn't say it, they won't believe it.

I can remember back in 2015 all the so called experts where crying about the aluminum saying:
"The Insurance Rates Will Increase" The Insurance Rates Up!

.......... THEY WERE WRONG !

What about the Chevy Shake Syndrome? (driveline vibration between 40-60 MPH)
Consumer Reports placed the 2016-17 Silverado on the "No Buy List" cause of the high percentage of tranny problems.
(we all know the same tranny problems continued into 2018)

do you maybe think the tranny problems and the driveline vibration problem is related?
ha-ha Chevy would ratter replace u-joints and driveshafts instead of an expensive tranny under warranty
Chevy is covering up their tranny problems

Ecoboost Rulez-

Brick already set you straight on each and every one of the things you just brought up, every time you have brought it up. When are you going to give it up?

GM's transmissions don't have any more issues than Ford and both companies share the exact same transmissions. The issues that caused CR to take the Silverado off their list affect Ford too. Anybody with enough brains to google search for 2015+ F-150's and figure out that Ford has just as many problems with hard shifts and TC shudder as GM does. The F-150 has plenty of examples of vibration issues too:

https://www.lemonlaw.com/wordpress/ford-f-150-vibration-continues-leave-drivers-shaken/
https://www.f150forum.com/f118/2017-ford-f150-crew-cab-pickup-has-vibration-395910/
https://www.fordf150.net/forums/viewtopic.php?t=119087

Not to mention the 2.7 Ecoboost has a major problem with oil consumption and loss of oil pressure. The 3.5 Ecoboost still has misfire issues, turbo failure issues, throttle bodies that fail over and over again, etc. Plus, it sounds like Ford's 4WD system is cheap plastic jvnk.

HAHAHA that F-150 air splitter is just sad! All the Ford nancies made fun of 2014 Silverado's air splitter for being low and Ford went a full 4 inches lower than that by the looks of it. I guess Ford is just focusing on highway and parking lot terrain these days since their 4x4 parts can't take any abuse and the ground clearance is non-existent.

Erik:
My cousin has a 2016 2.7 Eco Boost. First the heads were replaced after it started burning over a quart every 1000 miles. They said the valve guides were worn out and the seals were shot because of it. Since then the coolant tank had to be replaced after it started leaking, oil pan gasket leaked, and the transmission randomly slams into 2nd and 1st gear on downshifts. Oh and the auto locking hubs have failed not once, not twice, but THREE times. He's looking to trade it for a 2019 Ram before the 36k mile warranty runs out.

Any new vehicle that costs more than 30K should be getting top marks in safety ratings.

Will GM please wake up and give us a safe vehicle

I remember when Ford was the only 5 start truck, now finally looks like GM caught up....

Wow, all the GM girls rallied up like a cheer squad.

I remember when Ford was the only 5 start truck, now finally looks like GM caught up....

Posted by: Nitro | Jun 1, 2018 8:02:06 AM

And now : 4-star Ford's and 5 star Chevy's

Stop beating the Ford guys over the head with facts and links to support it. If Ford doesn't say it, they won't believe it.


@ GMSRGREAT

I know, but I was hoping maybe one day they will get tired of being lied to and wake up???

@ Frank

It's ok remember, Ford sales more so that's what's important lol

But for full-size trucks, Silverado still hasn't passed the harder IIHS test. Only Ford has. Educate yourself.

IIHS is harder and the front offset test is more realistic. Wake me when GM passes.

Yep.

Agree on the air dam...WOW...I think you will see the next release of the F-150 will finally get some modern styling...more to GM style and the new Ranger look. It's too hard to keep that box look aerodynamic any more...gotten old already.

@TNTgmc... get your facts straight on who's more popular on "most recalled list" just put out based on facts not your dreams, hit, FORD NOT on it, GM is.

Question when will GM RAM get more with the times and get rid of "the gas cap"? Something Ford got ride of years ago.
I also love having a key pad on my Fords, don't see that anywhere else..


Posted by: supercrew02 | May 31, 2018 8:23:49 PM

There has been so many posts on this site showing Ford's defiance of doing recalls, and the fact they remain number one overall in government mandated recalls is all the proof you need.

"Recall Proactiveness: Tesla is the Most Proactive and Ford is the Least

Recall campaigns can result from investigations initiated by either the manufacturer or NHTSA. NHTSA can influence an automaker to issue a recall based on its investigations into reports of problems filed by the public. While it’s fair to expect that not all problems will be caught solely by the manufacturer, it does reflect the automaker’s proactiveness if a large proportion of its recalled cars were a result of NHTSA-initiated investigations over its own.

It’s not a surprise that Tesla is the most proactive manufacturer as it only starting selling cars in 2008 and maintains a more direct relationship with its smaller customer base, but it is interesting to see that Ford ranked last, with only 29.6 percent of the cars recalled throughout 31 years resulting from problems it found on its own. This percentage is far below the industry average of 46 percent. Of the 20 recall campaigns that each affected more than one million of Ford’s vehicles, 18 of them were initiated by NHTSA."

@ Chris and Frank

Are you a couple?

I'm asking because I'm interested in a 3 some.

Of course we are!! Sorry not interested in GM guys

The real TNT here, Ford will out sell all others as they have for quite some time. Gm will always be the recall king with their known key problem.

Yes we know, that's all Ford girls have...sales LMFAO. Let me know when they beat GM in a performance comparison

Will GM please wake up and give us a safe vehicle
Posted by: papajim | Jun 1, 2018

FAKE comment posted by someone who needs counseling

@ papajim

It's obvious the Ford guys are desperate, they can't argue about anything important so they start using others names to make them feel better

Every story on this website no matter what the topic..."ya but Ford outsells GM"...

It's obvious the Ford guys are desperate, they can't argue about anything important so they start using others names to make them feel better

@ BA

I know right!! They have to use others user names bc they don't have the b@lls to use their own names. So childish and disrespectful!!

I demand respect!!!

See what a mean....childish.....Seriously grow up whom-ever you are!!!

And you don't demand respect...u earn it! Get educated!

Yes we know, that's all Ford girls have...sales LMFAO. Let me know when they beat GM in a performance comparison


Posted by: Sean | Jun 1, 2018 10:43:35 AM

let me know when GM can actually catch up to the Ram and the PS when it come to towing numbers then it may be impressive that it can race up a faster than the other two until then not impressed with racing up a hill only towing 23K

Ya your right on the numbers...I'm still talking performance, if you hooked up more than the 23k to a D-Max it would beat the Ram or PS even being over it's rating lol

Guaranteed, but at least you've got your numbers to sit on



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