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2018 Ford F-150 Receives Top Safety Pick Award

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#1 · (Edited)

Every year the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) evaluates new vehicles and hands out safety awards accordingly. This year, both the 2018 Ford F-150 crew cab and extended cab received the 2017 Top Safety Pick accolade.

To qualify, a vehicle must earn a ‘good’ rating in at least five crashworthiness tests and score an advanced or superior rating for front crash prevention. The battery of controlled crashes performed includes driver-side small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraints.

The F-150 managed to receive a good rating across the board and its crash prevention systems scored a ‘superior’ grade thanks to the emergency collision warning system and optional automatic emergency braking system. When tested by IIHS, the braking system was able to come to a complete stop at both 10 mph and 25 mph.

Unfortunately, a ‘poor’ mark prevented the F-150 from receiving Top Safety Pick + award. As the highest designation handed out by IIHS, vehicles need to meet the previously mentioned criteria and an acceptable or good headlight rating.No matter the trim and variant, every F-150 earned a ‘poor’ rating. This could be caused by inadequate visibility on either side of the vehicle in both straightaway and curves tests.

Aside from its headlights, the F-150 is still one of the most highly rated production pickups sold. No doubt, Ford's upcoming diesel powered F-150 will fare just as well.
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#3 ·
A headlight setup that has a few projector would help, much like what we have been seeing in LED headlight systems, but that alone would cause a big rise in price, and of course that is something more well suited for Lincoln right now. If Ford didn't have Lincoln then maybe LED's would have happened here.
#5 ·
You have a point. I can see it being really useful on dark roads that deers are known to be crossing on but even then you can prevent of diminish the capacity an impact can have on you and your vehicle by going slow enough. Then of course there's the old and handy deer whistles you get for a few bucks at the auto store.
#7 ·
Its a common thing that people use, common enough that you can find it at some gas stations, and most automotive stores... it's that common. No matter what we have the advantage. Biggest issue with hitting a deer or moose is when it goes through your windshield, it will be hard for that to happen here!
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