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2009 Ford F-150

Large pickup
Crashworthiness
  • Moderate overlap front
    G
  • Side
    G
  • Head restraints & seats
    G

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Model year Front overlap Side Roof strength Head restraints & seats Front crash prevention
Small Moderate
2017
G
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Basic
2016
G
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Basic
2015
G
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Basic
2014
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Not available
2013
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Not available
2012
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
2011
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
2010
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
2009
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
2008
M
Crash avoidance rating
2007
M
Crash avoidance rating
2006
M
Crash avoidance rating
2005
M
Crash avoidance rating
2004
M
Crash avoidance rating

Applies to 2009-14 models

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
G
Injury measures
Head/neck
G
Chest
G
Leg/foot, left
A
Leg/foot, right
A
Restraints and dummy kinematics
G
Important: Frontal crash test ratings should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

The Ford F-150 was redesigned for the 2009 model year. Frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Ford as part of frontal crash test verification.

Injury measures

Measures taken from the head, neck, and chest indicate low risk of injuries to these body regions in a crash of this severity. Forces on both tibias and the left foot indicate that injuries to the lower legs and left foot would be possible.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

Dummy movement was well controlled. The driver and passenger side curtain airbags deployed during the crash.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle 2009 Ford F-150 XL SuperCrew 2wd
Weight 5,199 lbs.
Side airbags front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase 145 in.
Length 232 in.
Width 79 in.
Engine 4.6 L V8
EPA ratings 15 mpg city / 20 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID VTF0817
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 12
Left (cm) 13
Center (cm) 17
Right (cm) 9
Brake pedal (cm) 14
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 4
Right (cm) 4
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) -4
Rearward (cm) 0
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 1

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTF0817
Head
HIC-15 245
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.6
Extension bending moment (Nm) 8
Maximum Nij 0.19
Chest maximum compression (mm) 29
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 2.7
Femur force - right (kN) 0.8
Knee displacement - left (mm) 4
Knee displacement - right (mm) 0
Maximum tibia index - left 0.75
Maximum tibia index - right 0.31
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 5.8
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 4.2
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 152
Right 79

Applies to 2009-14 models

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
G
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
G
Torso
G
Pelvis/leg
G
Head protection
G
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
G
Torso
G
Pelvis/leg
G
Head protection
G
Side crash test ratings can be compared across vehicle categories.

The Ford F-150 was redesigned for the 2009 model year.

Injury measures

Driver — Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.

Passenger — Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.

Head protection

Driver — The dummy's head was protected from being hit by any hard structures, including the intruding barrier, by a side curtain airbag that deployed from the roof and a side airbag that deployed from the seat.

Passenger — The dummy's head was protected from being hit by any hard structures, including the intruding barrier, by a side curtain airbag that deployed from the roof.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle 2009 Ford F-150 XLT SuperCrew 2wd
Weight 5,253 lbs.
Side airbags standard front and rear head curtain airbags and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase 144 in.
Length 232 in.
Width 79 in.
Engine 4.6 L V8
EPA ratings 15 mpg city / 20 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CES0850
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm)
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.
-16.0

Driver injury measures

Test ID CES0850
Head HIC-15 263
Neck
Tension (kN) 2.0
Compression (kN) 0.3
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 43
Lateral force (kN) 1.7
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 35
Average deflection (mm) 32
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 3.04
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.54
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 2.2
Acetabulum force (kN) 2.4
Combined force (kN) 4.5
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.4
L-M moment (Nm) 88
A-P moment (Nm) -34

Passenger injury measures

Test ID CES0850
Head HIC-15 57
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.1
Compression (kN) 0.4
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 14
Lateral force (kN) 0.3
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 29
Average deflection (mm) 19
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 3.44
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.26
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 0.5
Acetabulum force (kN) 0.8
Combined force (kN) 1.1
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.5
L-M moment (Nm) 83
A-P moment (Nm) -32

Applies to 2009-11 models

Overall evaluation
G
Dynamic rating
G
Seat/head restraint geometry
G
Important: Ratings for head restraints & seats should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

Seat type

Manual - power cloth seats

How this test is conducted

Seat type Manual - power cloth seats
Geometry
Backset (mm) 22
Distance below top of head (mm) 6
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Pass
Max T1 acceleration (g) 13.3
Head contact time (ms) 55
Force rating 1
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N) 0
Max neck tension (N) 326
1
Side airbags: front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
2
Rollover sensor: designed to deploy the side curtain airbags in the event of an impending rollover
3
Electronic stability control, includes roll stability control
4
Antilock brakes
5
Daytime running lights (optional on fleet vehicles only)

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