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2016 Ford F-150

Large pickup
Crashworthiness
  • Small overlap front
  • Driver-side
    G
  • Passenger-side
  • Moderate overlap front
    G
  • Side
    G
  • Roof strength
    G
  • Head restraints & seats
    G

Crash avoidance & Mitigation
Front crash prevention
Crash avoidance rating
Basic
with optional
equipment

Headlights
P

Child Seat Anchors (LATCH)
ease of use
M

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Model year Small overlap front Moderate overlap front Side Roof strength Head restraints & seats Front crash prevention Headlights LATCH ease of use
Driver Passenger
2017
G
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Basic
P
M
2016
G
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Basic
P
M
2015
M
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Basic
2008
G
M
Crash avoidance rating
2007
G
M
Crash avoidance rating
2006
G
M
Crash avoidance rating
2005
G
M
Crash avoidance rating
2004
G
M
Crash avoidance rating
2003
P
Crash avoidance rating
2002
P
Crash avoidance rating
2001
P
Crash avoidance rating
2000
P
Crash avoidance rating
1999
P
Crash avoidance rating
1998
P
Crash avoidance rating
1997
P
Crash avoidance rating

Applies to 2016-17 models

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
G
Injury measures
Head/neck
G
Chest
G
Hip/thigh
G
Lower leg/foot
G
Restraints and dummy kinematics
G
Important: Frontal crash test ratings should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

The Ford F-150 SuperCab was redesigned for the 2015 model year. Beginning with 2016 models, "wheel blockers" like those in the SuperCrew variants were added to the vehicle frame to better control front wheel movement during small overlap frontal crashes.

Structure

The driver space was maintained well, with maximum intrusion of the lower interior of 12 cm at the brake pedal. Upper interior intrusion measured 4-6 cm at the instrument panel and upper hinge pillar.

Injury measures

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

Restraints and dummy kinematics

The dummy’s movement was well controlled. The dummy’s head loaded the frontal airbag, which stayed in front of the dummy until rebound. The side curtain airbag deployed and has sufficient forward coverage to protect the head from contact with side structure and outside objects. The side torso airbag also deployed.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle 2016 Ford F-150 XLT SuperCab 2wd
Weight 4,628 lbs.
Side airbags front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase 145 in.
Length 232 in.
Width 80 in.
Engine 5.0 L V8
EPA ratings 15 mpg city / 22 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CEN1603
Lower occupant compartment
Lower hinge pillar max (cm) 5
Footrest (cm) 10
Left toepan (cm) 11
Brake pedal (cm) 12
Parking brake (cm) 7
Rocker panel lateral average (cm) 2
Upper occupant compartment
Steering column 3
Upper hinge pillar max (cm) 6
Upper dash (cm) 5
Lower instrument panel (cm) 4

Driver injury measures

Test ID CEN1603
Head
HIC-15 188
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.2
Extension bending moment (Nm) 9
Maximum Nij 0.28
Chest maximum compression (mm) 22
Femur (kN)
Left 1.6
Right 3.1
Knee displacement (mm)
Left 1
Right 1
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left 0
Right 1
Maximum tibia index
Left 0.58
Right 0.49
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left 2.5
Right 1.8
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 117
Right 51

Applies to 2015-17 models

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
G
Injury measures
Head/neck
G
Chest
G
Leg/foot, left
G
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 SuperCab was redesigned for the 2015 model year. Two moderate overlap frontal tests were conducted, one by the Institute of a 2016 model and the other by Ford of a 2015 model as part of frontal crash test verification. Ratings are based on both tests, but the vehicle specifications shown below are based on the Institute’s test.

Injury measures

In each test, measures taken from the head, neck, and chest indicate low risk of injuries to these body regions in a crash of this severity. Measures from the dummies in the two tests, taken together, indicate that injuries to the right lower leg would be possible.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

Dummy movement was well controlled in both tests. The driver side curtain and side torso airbags deployed during the crash. After the dummy moved forward into the frontal airbag, it rebounded into the seat without its head coming close to any stiff structure that could cause injury.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle 2016 Ford F-150 XLT SuperCab 2wd
Weight 4,620 lbs.
Side airbags front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase 145 in.
Length 232 in.
Width 80 in.
Engine 5.0 L V8
EPA ratings 15 mpg city / 22 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID VTF1503 CEF1604
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 9 2
Left (cm) 9 1
Center (cm) 13 1
Right (cm) 12 1
Brake pedal (cm) 8 1
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 1 -1
Right (cm) 0 0
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) 8 -2
Rearward (cm) 2 -3
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 1 0

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTF1503 CEF1604
Head
HIC-15 170 208
Peak gs at hard contact no contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.8 1.0
Extension bending moment (Nm) 21 12
Maximum Nij 0.26 0.19
Chest maximum compression (mm) 30 25
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 0.3 0.7
Femur force - right (kN) 0.5 0.5
Knee displacement - left (mm) 0 4
Knee displacement - right (mm) 0 0
Maximum tibia index - left 0.42 0.47
Maximum tibia index - right 0.55 0.45
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 2.7 2.1
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 6.3 3.9
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 72 75
Right 136 95

Applies to 2015-17 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 SuperCab was redesigned for the 2015 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.

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 2015 Ford F-150 XLT SuperCab 2wd
Weight 4,600 lbs.
Side airbags standard front and rear head curtain airbags and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase 145 in.
Length 232 in.
Width 80 in.
Engine 5.0 L V8
EPA ratings 15 mpg city / 22 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CES1507
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.
-15.5

Driver injury measures

Test ID CES1507
Head HIC-15 118
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.9
Compression (kN) 0.5
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 26
Lateral force (kN) 1.2
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 29
Average deflection (mm) 24
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 4.57
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.38
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 1.8
Acetabulum force (kN) 1.3
Combined force (kN) 3.0
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.7
L-M moment (Nm) 101
A-P moment (Nm) -32

Passenger injury measures

Test ID CES1507
Head HIC-15 117
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.3
Compression (kN) 0.2
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 27
Lateral force (kN) 1.5
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 34
Average deflection (mm) 23
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 3.44
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.44
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 0.7
Acetabulum force (kN) 1.5
Combined force (kN) 2.2
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.6
L-M moment (Nm) 102
A-P moment (Nm) 24

Applies to 2015-17 models

Overall evaluation
G
Curb weight 4,596 lbs
Peak force 24,536 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio 5.34
Tested vehicle
Rating applies only to SuperCab models.
2015 Ford F-150 XLT SuperCab 2wd
Roof strength test ratings can be compared across vehicle categories.

In the test, the strength of the roof is determined by pushing a metal plate against one side of it at a slow but constant speed. The force applied relative to the vehicle's weight is known as the strength-to-weight ratio. This graph shows how the ratio varied as the test of this vehicle progressed. The peak strength-to-weight ratio recorded at any time before the roof is crushed 5 inches is the key measurement of roof strength.

A good rating requires a strength-to-weight ratio of at least 4. In other words, the roof must withstand a force of at least 4 times the vehicle's weight before the plate crushes the roof by 5 inches. For an acceptable rating, the minimum required strength-to-weight ratio is 3.25. For a marginal rating, it is 2.5. Anything lower than that is poor.

How this test is conducted

Applies to 2015-17 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

Power cloth seat

How this test is conducted

Seat type Power cloth seat
Geometry
Backset (mm) 24
Distance below top of head (mm) 26
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Pass
Max T1 acceleration (g) 14.9
Head contact time (ms) 54
Force rating 1
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N) 0
Max neck tension (N) 419

Applies to 2015-17 models

System details

  • Optional Collision Warning with Brake Support

Package name

  • Optional Adaptive Cruise Control and Collision Warning with Brake Support

Overall evaluation

Crash avoidance rating
Basic
with optional
equipment
1 point total

Forward collision warning

This system meets the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's criteria for forward collision warning.
1 point

Low-speed autobrake

Not available.
0 points

High-speed autobrake

Not available.
0 points

How this rating is determined

Ratings are given for 3 different headlight variations available for this vehicle.
Trim level(s)
  • XL trim
  • XLT trim
  • Lariat trim
Low-beam headlight type Halogen reflector
High-beam headlight type Halogen reflector
Curve-adaptive? No
Automatically switches between low beams and high beams (high-beam assist)? No
Overall rating
P
Distance at which headlights provide at least 5 lux illumination:
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Low beams

On the straightaway, visibility was inadequate on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was inadequate in all 4 tests.

The low beams never exceeded glare limits.

High beams

On the straightaway, visibility was good on the right side of the road and inadequate on the left side. On curves, visibility was inadequate in all 4 tests.

How this test is conducted

Trim level(s)
  • Lariat trim equipped with Equipment Group 502A package
  • King Ranch trim equipped with Equipment Group 601A package
  • Platinum trim equipped with Equipment 701A package
  • Limited trim
Low-beam headlight type LED reflector
High-beam headlight type LED reflector
Curve-adaptive? No
Automatically switches between low beams and high beams (high-beam assist)? Yes
Overall rating
P
Distance at which headlights provide at least 5 lux illumination:
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Low beams

On the straightaway, visibility was inadequate on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was inadequate in all 4 tests.

The low beams created excessive glare.

High beams

On the straightaway, visibility was good on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was inadequate in all 4 tests.

High-beam assist compensates for some limitations of this vehicle's low beams on the straightaway and all 4 curves.

How this test is conducted

Trim level(s)
  • King Ranch trim
  • Platinum trim
Low-beam headlight type LED reflector
High-beam headlight type LED reflector
Curve-adaptive? No
Automatically switches between low beams and high beams (high-beam assist)? No
Overall rating
P
Distance at which headlights provide at least 5 lux illumination:
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Low beams

On the straightaway, visibility was inadequate on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was inadequate in all 4 tests.

The low beams created excessive glare.

High beams

On the straightaway, visibility was good on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was inadequate in all 4 tests.

How this test is conducted

Trim level(s)
  • XL trim
  • XLT trim
  • Lariat trim
Low-beam headlight type Halogen reflector
High-beam headlight type Halogen reflector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? No
Overall rating
Applies to 2016-17 models
P
LOW BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Amount glare
exceeded threshold
Straightaway right edge 54.7 m None
Straightaway left edge 37.9 m None
250m radius right curve, right edge 41.8 m None
250m radius left curve, left edge 38.6 m None
150m radius right curve, right edge 36.0 m None
150m radius left curve, left edge 35.0 m None
HIGH BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Straightaway right edge 145.8 m
Straightaway left edge 121.5 m
250m radius right curve, right edge 58.5 m
250m radius left curve, left edge 57.6 m
150m radius right curve, right edge 44.9 m
150m radius left curve, left edge 45.5 m

Trim level(s)
  • Lariat trim equipped with Equipment Group 502A package
  • King Ranch trim equipped with Equipment Group 601A package
  • Platinum trim equipped with Equipment 701A package
  • Limited trim
Low-beam headlight type LED reflector
High-beam headlight type LED reflector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? Yes
Overall rating
Applies to 2016-17 models
P
LOW BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Amount glare
exceeded threshold
Straightaway right edge 76.4 m 54.7 %
Straightaway left edge 36.2 m 54.7 %
250m radius right curve, right edge 40.9 m 23.7 %
250m radius left curve, left edge 37.9 m 96.3 %
150m radius right curve, right edge 36.7 m 27.4 %
150m radius left curve, left edge 34.5 m 115.6 %
HIGH BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Straightaway right edge 174.8 m
Straightaway left edge 148.1 m
250m radius right curve, right edge 51.5 m
250m radius left curve, left edge 50.4 m
150m radius right curve, right edge 44.3 m
150m radius left curve, left edge 42.6 m

Trim level(s)
  • King Ranch trim
  • Platinum trim
Low-beam headlight type LED reflector
High-beam headlight type LED reflector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? No
Overall rating
Applies to 2016-17 models
P
LOW BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Amount glare
exceeded threshold
Straightaway right edge 76.4 m 54.7 %
Straightaway left edge 36.2 m 54.7 %
250m radius right curve, right edge 40.9 m 23.7 %
250m radius left curve, left edge 37.9 m 96.3 %
150m radius right curve, right edge 36.7 m 27.4 %
150m radius left curve, left edge 34.5 m 115.6 %
HIGH BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Straightaway right edge 174.8 m
Straightaway left edge 148.1 m
250m radius right curve, right edge 51.5 m
250m radius left curve, left edge 50.4 m
150m radius right curve, right edge 44.3 m
150m radius left curve, left edge 42.6 m

Applies to 2016-17 models

How this rating is determined

Overall evaluation

M
Vehicle trim XLT SuperCab
Seat type cloth

This vehicle has 2 rear seating positions with complete child seat attachment (LATCH) hardware.

It has 1 additional seating position with a tether anchor and the ability to borrow lower anchors from the other seating positions.

Note: When anchors are borrowed, they aren't available to use in their designated positions.

1 2 3


Good
Acceptable
Marginal
Poor
Seating positions that rely on borrowed lower anchors or have only a tether anchor available are not rated.
Tether anchor
Lower anchors
Lower anchor(s) can be borrowed from adjacent positions(s)
No hardware available

Details by seating position

1
Tether anchor
hard-to-find location
other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
not too deep in seat
not too much force needed to attach
easy to maneuver around anchors
2
Tether anchor
hard-to-find location
other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
Can be borrowed from 1 and 3
3
Tether anchor
hard-to-find location
other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
not too deep in seat
not too much force needed to attach
easy to maneuver around anchors

Seat position 21

3
Lower anchor A
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) -2-0
Force (lbs) 4
Clearance angle (degrees) 76
Lower anchor B
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) -2-0
Force (lbs) 1
Clearance angle (degrees) 71
Tether anchor
Location Back wall
Confusing hardware present Yes
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
No

Seat position 22

2
Lower anchor A
Lower latch is shared for this seat position
Lower anchor B
Lower latch is shared for this seat position
Tether anchor
Location Back wall
Confusing hardware present Yes
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
No

Seat position 23

1
Lower anchor A
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) -2-0
Force (lbs) 3
Clearance angle (degrees) 78
Lower anchor B
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) -2-0
Force (lbs) 1
Clearance angle (degrees) 76
Tether anchor
Location Back wall
Confusing hardware present Yes
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
No
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, 4-wheel
5
Daytime running lights

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