1998 Ford F-150

large pickup / Extended cab pickup

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Moderate overlap front

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 1997-2003 models

Tested vehicle: 2001 Ford F-150 XLT SuperCab 2wd

The Ford F-150 was redesigned for the 1997 model year. The Heritage nameplate was added in the 2004 model year to distinguish it from the redesigned 2004 Ford F-150.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Restraints and dummy kinematics
Dummy movement wasn't well controlled. The airbag deployed too late, and there was too much rearward and far too much upward steering wheel movement, which contributed to the dummy's head bottoming out the airbag and hitting the steering wheel. The driver seat was tilted so far forward that the dummy's head was confined to a narrow space between the steering wheel and head restraint during much of the crash.

Action shot taken during the frontal offset crash test.

Major collapse of the occupant compartment left little survival space for the driver.

Both doors partially opened on the driver side. Arrow indicates where rear door was latched to roof rail before crash.

Massive intrusion and pitching forward of the driver seat wedged the dummy into a tight space during the crash.