2015 Ford F-150 Gets Mixed IIHS Crash-Test Results

Ford F-150 crew cab small overlap_sized

Bringing a new pickup truck to market is serious business, especially when there are so many federally mandated safety requirements. That's one reason why the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (an auto insurance-funded nonprofit organization) started doing crash testing — to provide safety ratings for consumers, including Top Safety Picks that keep passengers safe and repair costs down.

The agency recently tested the 2015 Ford F-150 and the results are mixed; acing the small front overlap test proved difficult for one version. IIHS introduced the tough crash test in late 2012 to simulate real-world catastrophic collisions. The test is good at exposing how a vehicle will react in an accident like running into a tree; it also demonstrates how well protected the driver and passengers are.

According to Automotive News, Ford made several significant additions to the 2015 Ford F-150 in the "protective wheel bars" in the SuperCrew model but not in the regular-cab or SuperCab (aka extended-cab) models. That structural difference between cab configurations means that the SuperCrew received a Top Safety Pick rating by achieving a rating of good — on the IIHS rating scale of good, acceptable, marginal and poor — in all five testing categories. The extended-cab version, however, received a good in four of the five categories, achieving only a marginal rating in the small overlap test. That disqualified it as a Top Safety Pick. The regular-cab model has not been tested, and IIHS has no plans to test it because it is so similar to the SuperCab version, according to Automotive News.

In the past, IIHS did not distinguish between cab configurations when testing pickup trucks, typically requesting the most popular version of any given model. The Ford F-150 is by far Ford’s most popular pickup (with about a 70 percent take rate). However, earlier this year IIHS became aware of variations in safety equipment by cab configuration and ordered further testing of the F-150 after testing just the SuperCrew. Hence today's announcement of IIHS ratings for the 2015 F-150 SuperCab version.

In response, Ford said in a press release that the 2015 Ford F-150 is the first half-ton pickup truck to receive a five-star NHTSA rating for the driver and passenger for "all crash test modes and cab configurations."

As you might expect, other truckmakers are responding. Here are just two.

Ram: "All Ram Truck configurations are designed and engineered to perform equally in impact tests."

Chevrolet: "GM designs its vehicles to protect the occupants in a broad range of crashes. We also comprehend government and third-party crash test ratings, which customers use to compare vehicles. Performance in these tests is a result of the total system design of the vehicle. The new IIHS small overlap frontal test is part of our performance evaluation process. GM applies a common design approach to safety crashworthiness across all light duty pickup cab configurations."

To read the IIHS release on the 2015 F-150 crash tests, click here.

IIHS images

 

2015 Ford F-150 SuperCrew II

 

Comments

The supercab did as well as every other manufactures truck.... The supercrew f150 is the safest truck made currently. Overall they did very well safety wise.
http://www.iihs.org/iihs/ratings/v/class-summary/large-pickups

OUCH

Thanks for correcting the last report

The super cab may have done as well as other manufacturers but it's a brand new design and Ford was trying get away with cost cutting on the smaller cabs and hope nobody would notice.

Why Ford is the only one with all the tests available?

http://www.iihs.org/iihs/ratings/v/class-summary/large-pickups

Here is the video for the 2015 Ford F150 Supercab.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FzxiTZcIyUE


Here is our favorite spokesman Mike Levine, explaining away the results.

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/ford-f-150-gets-mixed-223909276.html

Why Ford is the only one with all the tests available?

http://www.iihs.org/iihs/ratings/v/class-summary/large-pickups


Posted by: Pirx | Jul 30, 2015 2:16:35 PM

Cause the other manufactures know there test ratings from a small overlap would be poor on the small overlap as well as other test. Ram can't even get roof strength right.... They couldn't handle the results of a overlap so they don't let the iihs test them

And just for reference, this test result is FAR worse than even my 4 Door Wrangler, which is not known to do well in this test.

The Wrangler came out in 2007... This is built Ford Tough outta Aluminum.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FzxiTZcIyUE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oS7Nw_pV0K0

Ford will take care of what needs to be done. After all these are different trucks from the rest so learning comes with it. At least they didn't knowingly send out defective cars and trucks that a lot of people died in. No excuse for that. Ram has more trouble on there on hands with fines and so forth for not recalling there defective products so I say Good Job Ford!!

I love how the ford fans think this is a good report for ford.

It definitely will be interesting to compare the results after IIHS completes it's testing on the other manufacturers' half tons. GM and Ram are probably scrambling to add some reinforcements to their trucks (if they haven't already) so they don't get caught with their pants down like Ford did. Hopefully Ford will learn the lesson "be sure your sins will find you out" as some other manufacturers have had to learn recently.

From the picture...where did all the stuff go from the mirror to the front. Up/down straight back into the cab or turned into dust

How is this anything but good news for Ford? It shows they are the top safety pick. Even the one marginal rating on the super cab is better than any other brand's rating to date (lg or sm). Fords have been tested and rated in 6 to 7 categories. GM's have only 3 categories, and Ram has only 4. The only downside for Ford is they were the first man up, and now the others can correct as needed.

Thru these insurance institute the f150 insurance prices for f150's will go down compared to previous gen trucks do to there superior crash worthiness

@skeeter, it is good news for Ford. Now the other 2 trucks have to do it too. Lots of scrambling going on with them to try and make it through.

Looks like Ram owners better not roll their trucks because roof strength is only marginal on the Ram 1500. In fact, it's strength to weight ratio is just barely half that of the aluminum F150. And the Ram is made of STEEL. Goes to show that the material used isn't the only important factor. There also needs to be some engineering involved to produce strength in the finished product. Or maybe, just MAYBE, (dare I say it?) aluminum actually is stronger than steel.

@GM Man Interesting point about the 4 door Wrangler. Makes one wonder why the 2 door Wrangler fared so much worse.

So the 2016 f150's will prolly get these crash bars in the supercab and regular cabs. So the entire f150 will be top rated in everything the iihs test while the others lag behind with there paper thin unsafe scrap metal body panels! Good job ford for giving us the safest pickups!!!!

Scott, Brother, Exactly and most of the supercabs and regular cabs, 163" WB, etc. are fleets or orders that didn't get built or were cancelled and pushed back for 2016 models. They won't even build a HD Payload truck for 2015 as the orders were cancelled. We will be able to order the full lineup for 2016 in August with the blockers. So what difference does it make?

Next month on 8/17 they will take orders for the 2016 models. Most of the SuperCab and RC will be 2016 models anyway. I couldn't even order a 2015 SuperCab in my configuration - it was pushed back to 2016 MY. So the mixed crash test results aren't going to affect many people.

Also Scott N, any supercab and regular cab models bought the owners knew they weren't rated and those that buy them from this point forward for the model year 15 know there crash ratings now.

Bad job Ford, knowingly gaming the system and misleading some poor customers.

keeping people safer than your other brands

FORD!

So the 2016 f150's will prolly get these crash bars in the supercab and regular cabs. So the entire f150 will be top rated in everything the iihs test while the others lag behind with there paper thin unsafe scrap metal body panels! Good job ford for giving us the safest pickups!!!!


Posted by: Scott | Jul 30, 2015 3:18:43 PM

Source ?

Some poor ford customers with Regular and SuperCab can't say that.
Ford has no plans to change that.

Insurance institute says it costs 26% more to repair the aluminum Fords and Fords Levine tries to push more of the Ford BS by stating the opposite saying it costs less to repair the aluminum Fords vs the steel Fords.

Considering the insurance institute did the real world cost and not the phony BS being spewed by Mike Levine I will take the word of the insurance institute that it will cost 26% more to repair and take longer to complete those repairs which will also add to the cost from having to rent another vehicle longer for those that have to rent a vehicle while their aluminum Ford is sitting being repaired.

You can't believe anything that comes out of Levine's mouth in fact if you see his lips moving you can be sure he is spouting off more BS.

The IIHS also looked at repair costs for the new aluminum pickup. It ran crash tests on both steel and aluminum F-150 models -- one front into the rear of the other, and then vice versa. In both scenarios, IIHS said, the aluminum F-150 sustained more damage than the steel model. It also said total repair costs were 26 percent higher for the aluminum pickup.

Read more: http://autoweek.com/article/car-news/different-ford-f-150s-different-crash-test-results#ixzz3hPj2iNNg

I like how the idiots come out in droves and try to share their input but it shows how much hate they have towards Ford just because their brand is lollygagging.

Poor people.

Source ?

Some poor ford customers with Regular and SuperCab can't say that.
Ford has no plans to change that.


Posted by: Somar | Jul 30, 2015 4:42:48 PM

@somar
Are you ever right about anything????
http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2015/07/30/ford-f-150-gets-mixed-crash-test-results-1070666040/
The Super Cab and the two-door Regular cab — which the institute didn't test — don't have those extra pieces of steel, but will get them in 2016 versions.


Ford fined $17.35 million by federal regulators for slow recall
August 01, 2013

"Ford Motor Co. has been hit with a $17.35-million penalty by federal safety regulators for taking too long to recall nearly half a million Escape sport utility vehicles in 2012.

The National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration agreed to the settlement with Ford rather than face “possible litigation” or a protracted public battle over the issue, according to the settlement signed by the two sides."

http://articles.latimes.com/2013/aug/01/autos/la-fi-hy-autos-nhtsa-ford-with-fine-recall-20130801

Ford has also never advertised its crash ratings on the 2015 models. So ford never misrepresented anything

@Scott

Editor's note: An earlier version of this story incorrectly said Ford plans to add wheel blockers to 2016 SuperCab and regular cab pickups. Ford said it is studying which "countermeasures" to add, and they will vary by cab type.

http://www.autonews.com/article/20150729/OEM11/150729843/new-test-shows-disparities-in-ford-f-150-crash-protection


So they are going to add countermeasures to improve small offset collision on regular cab and supercabs!!!! Good job ford for striving to improve safety!!!! How long has ram had bad roof strength rating with no attempt to improve it?

LMFAO @ Hemi, dude, just give it up. You're making yourself like a total fool after what Ram is doing. Give it up, you look dumb, but it's probably your best look.

@HemiV8, brother you just need to quit it because you are just showing all your ignorance and I can say that with a capital IGNORANCE!!! Looks like Gomar is showing his too. Brothers in arms!!

Source ?

Some poor ford customers with Regular and SuperCab can't say that.
Ford has no plans to change that.
@ Scott, that NOT tested Supercab, Video proof and its a major fail, so put that in your pipe and smoke it!

Here is the video for the 2015 Ford F150 Supercab.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FzxiTZcIyUE


Posted by: Somar | Jul 30, 2015 4:42:48 PM

@somar
Are you ever right about anything????
http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2015/07/30/ford-f-150-gets-mixed-crash-test-results-1070666040/
The Super Cab and the two-door Regular cab — which the institute didn't test — don't have those extra pieces of steel, but will get them in 2016 versions.

Reading comprehension isnt your strong suit is it gm man........ Let me rephrase that sentence to dumb it down for you...... "The supercab and the non tested regular cab will get some extra safety stuff for 2016"

@Scott
They are not going add anything yet.

Ford said it is studying which "countermeasures" to add, and they will vary by cab type.
Do you know to read ?

They are determining(studying) which ones to add. There will be some additional safety added in 2016.

@Scott

Ford said it is studying which "countermeasures" to add, and they will vary by cab type.

They ate just studying.
What about those poor 2015 Regular and SuperCab customers ?
Not so lucky, Eh ?

Sonar. Those supercab and regular cabs are safer then a ram. Ram doesn't even do well in the nhsta test. The old Titan is safer then the ram.

bad ford OUCH

@Scott
Cool story.

Ford lovers road the short bus to school, scott thinks he works for ford, he doesn't, ford brought this upon themselves, the supercab is a big piece of crap, does worse In the min offset than either wrangler, looks more like the old f150 that ford got in hot water for and dateline lit them up!

Sonar. Those supercab and regular cabs are safer THAN a ram. Ram doesn't even do well in the nhsta test. The old Titan is safer then the ram.

Ford is going to let die few Regular and SuperCab customers and study , if to spend some money for safety they deserve like supercrew customers.

2 door wrangler. Um gm man.....
http://www.iihs.org/iihs/ratings/vehicle/v/jeep/wrangler-2-door-suv

@HemiV8, brother you just need to quit it because you are just showing all your ignorance and I can say that with a capital IGNORANCE!!! Looks like Gomar is showing his too. Brothers in arms!!


Posted by: Truckcrazy. | Jul 30, 2015 5:33:50 P

YOU WISH! I AM JUST GETTING STARTED.LOL

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4FS6oBuMxxU

NOT MUCH LEFT TO FIX.

Unfortunately for Ford owners getting to crash the truck is proving difficult since most of them are in repair stalls or on a used car lot.

Ram is going to let die all of the Ram customers and continue to study, if they need to spend some money for roof strength they deserve like F-150 customers with safety cages. This has been going on since 2009 and it is 2015. Hello?

As for the F-150, When this small overlap crash test was introduced in 2012, the new F-150 was already far into development, Ford spokesman Mike Levine said. Engineers weren't able to design the extra front-end protective measures quickly enough for all versions, he said, so a decision was made to add them first to the four-door SuperCrew truck, which accounts for a large majority of F-150 sales. The protective measures will be part of the vehicle's 2016 design.

Therefore, Ford takes care of business quickly and has pushed back many supercab and regular cab models to 2016. So what difference does it make? Ford took care of business.

What is the hold up on Ram for its roof strength? This has been going on for 6 years.

With Ram it is delay, delay, delay. In 2013 Ram said they touched "virtually" every area of the truck but it still looks and the same and has the same poor roof. smh. The reason for this because Ram does not have the money to fix their trucks rapidly like Ford. Ram does grile changes and big lettering but cannot fix major things. That is why Sergio wants a merger with GM and Ford. What a mess.

Mike Levine said, engineers weren't able to design the extra front-end protective measures quickly enough for all versions, he said, so a decision was made to add them first to the four-door SuperCrew truck, which accounts for a large majority of F-150 sales.

Posted by: Scott N. | Jul 30, 2015 9:56:17 PM

Well, I am an engineer and I can tell you, those same bars could be used anywhere on any model, because I don't believe , that front end has different shape across the model line.
I can't believe how shallow brained ford horde is to eat this BS. It's getting funnier every minute.
Keep posting Scott please. I went to make a popcorn.





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