The 2015 Ford F-150 SuperCrew has received the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s Top Safety Pick distinction, the only mid-size pickup trim in America to do so. At the same time, all cab configurations received the highest possible 5-star rating for the driver and passengers for all of the institute’s crash tests.
Ford says its F-150’s crash test performance is enabled by its high-strength steel frame, military-grade aluminum alloy body and smart engineering. The F-150 introduced 31 new safety innovations including but not limited to structures, materials and joining methods.
In announcing its IIHS test results, Ford also made it clear it disagrees with a recent study from the IIHS that indicated its aluminum-bodied F-150 costs more to repair than traditional steel bodied truck. According to the automaker, its 2015 F-150 costs on average $869 less to repair than the 2014 model. These findings were based on a study from Assured Performance, however, which only sampled info from 337 repairs done by 121 Assured Performance member shops.