2016 F-150 is Only Pickup to be Highly Recognized by Both IIHS and NHTSA

The safest Ford F-150 models ever have just earned two of the highest safety recognitions available. The 2016 F-150 SuperCrew and the 2016 F-150 SuperCab configurations both earned the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Top Safety Pick, giving the F-150 the fine distinction of being the only large pickup to do so. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) also awarded the F-150 a five-star Overall Vehicle Score and five-star rating for driver and passenger in all crash modes and for all cab configurations, and the F-150 was again alone in being the only full-size, light-duty truck to garner such a rating.

 

 

They say it’s lonely at the top, but here at Stearns Ford, we’ve got plenty of company between the 2016 F-150 CrewCab, SuperCab, and RegularCab—all contributing to the safest F-150 to date. The high safety ratings were achieved in no small part by structural innovations. Using high-strength steel in the frame, military-grade aluminum alloy in the body, Nylon hinge pillar reinforcements, and specially-designed wheel blockers, the team of Ford truck engineers were able to build incredible safety right into the structure of the F-150.

“From the moment our team set out to design and build the new F-150, we knew it had to be best-in-class. This Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Top Safety Pick is another example of Ford’s commitment to building the toughest, smartest, most capable and safest F-150 ever.” –Raj Nair, Ford executive vice president, Global Product Development, and chief technical officer.

"Ford is leading the way among large pickup manufacturers when it comes to protecting people in a range of crashes and offering technology to warn drivers of imminent frontal crashes. We commend Ford for taking last year's test results to heart and upgrading protection for SuperCab occupants in small overlap crashes." –Raul Arbelaez, vice president of the IIHS Vehicle Research Center.

When you’re out there in the world, be it work or play, you should have the safest truck available to get you where you’re going. Come see us in our Burlington, NC showroom if you want to lay eyes on the handsome and very safe 2016 Ford F-150. While you’re here, take your favorite model out for a test drive and get a feel for what driving the safest F-150 yet is like.

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