Ford’s under some heavy scrutiny in the name of safety after some revealing tests from the nonprofit organization, Insurance Institute of Highway Safety, proved that the all-new aluminum-bodied 2015 Ford F150 is a Top Safety Pick, if you opt for the best-selling SuperCrew bodystyle. And this raises some major concerns for the entire F150 lineup alone since this basically implies automotive safety is something that’s a bit of a luxury, when it shouldn’t be.
This epiphany surfaced after the IIHS ran the F150 in its various forms through their famous, and relatively new frontal-small overlap test, which also happens to be a rather common type of collision in the real world.
According to a supporting report from AutomotiveNews in June, AN prompted the IIHS to test two other F150 bodystyles and the results were a bit staggering. While the F150 SuperCrew maintains its structure in the frontal-small overlap crash, the lesser F150 SuperCab didn’t exactly fare so well. In fact, it actually performed terribly, as you can see in our featured image for this article.
These findings obviously prompted Ford to take action, in which they issued several statements to AutomotiveNews and CARandDRIVER, describing the implementation of “countermeasures” to the 2016 F150 regular cab and F150 SuperCab, to make them as safe as the F150 SuperCrew.
Head on over to CARandDRIVER to get the full low-down. In the meantime, if you have a 2015 Ford F150 SuperCab or regular cab, try not to get into a crash.
– By: Chris Chin
Source: IIHS via CARandDRIVER