Top Safety Pick

2012 Ford F-150

large pickup / Crew cab pickup

2012 Ford F-150 Crew cab pickup
2011 Ford F-150 shown

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Moderate overlap front
Side
Roof strength
Head restraints & seats

Key

  • G
    Good
  • A
    Acceptable
  • M
    Marginal
  • P
    Poor
  • Superior
  • Advanced
  • Basic

Some ratings use a scale of Poor to Good. Others range from Basic to Superior.

Moderate overlap front

Rating applies to 2009-14 models

Tested vehicle: 2009 Ford F-150 XL SuperCrew 2wd

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.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Restraints and dummy kinematics

Side

Rating applies to 2009-14 models

Tested vehicle: 2009 Ford F-150 XLT SuperCrew 2wd with standard front and rear head curtain airbags and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags

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

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Head protection
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Head protection

View of the vehicle and barrier just after the crash test.

View of the vehicle after the crash with doors removed, showing the side airbags and damage to the occupant compartment.

Smeared greasepaint shows where the driver dummy's head was protected from being hit by hard structures by the side airbags.

Smeared greasepaint shows where the rear passenger dummy’s head was protected by the side airbag.

Roof strength

Rating applies to 2011-14 models built after February 2011

Tested vehicle: 2011 Ford F-150 XLT SuperCrew 2wd

Overall evaluation
Curb weight 5,342 lbs
Peak force 25,234 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio 4.72

Head restraints & seats

Rating applies to 2012-14 models

Seat type: Manual cloth seats

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry