2015 Ford F-150

large pickup / Extended cab pickup

2015 Ford F-150 Extended cab pickup

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Small overlap front: driver-side
Moderate overlap front
Side
Roof strength
Head restraints & seats

Crash avoidance & mitigation

Front crash prevention
Optional system
Basic

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.

Small overlap front: driver-side

Rating applies to 2015 models

Tested vehicle: 2015 Ford F-150 XLT SuperCab 2wd

The Ford F-150 SuperCab was redesigned for the 2015 model year.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Hip/thigh
Lower leg/foot
Restraints and dummy kinematics
The dummy’s head barely contacted the frontal airbag before sliding off the left side. Additionally, the seat belt allowed excessive forward excursion of the dummy’s head and torso, contributing to the head hitting the instrument panel. The side curtain airbag deployed and had sufficient forward coverage to protect the head from contact with side structure and outside objects. The side torso airbag also deployed..

Action shot taken during the small overlap frontal crash test.

The dummy's position in relation to the door frame, steering wheel, and instrument panel after the crash test indicates that the driver's survival space wasn't maintained well.

During the crash, the dummy's head barely contacted the airbag before sliding off to the left. The seat belt allowed the dummy to move too far forward, and the head hit the instrument panel.

Extensive intrusion of the door hinge pillar and instrument panel contributed to a moderate risk of injuries to the right thigh and left lower leg and foot.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CEN1539
Lower occupant compartment
Lower hinge pillar max (cm) 26
Footrest (cm) 29
Left toepan (cm) 26
Brake pedal (cm) 30
Parking brake (cm) 32
Rocker panel lateral average (cm) 2
Upper occupant compartment
Steering column 20
Upper hinge pillar max (cm) 31
Upper dash (cm) 28
Lower instrument panel (cm) 27

Driver injury measures

Test ID CEN1539
Head
HIC-15 78
Peak gs at hard contact 21
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.0
Extension bending moment (Nm) 6
Maximum Nij 0.35
Chest maximum compression (mm) 26
Femur (kN)
Left 5.2
Right 6.1
Knee displacement (mm)
Left 11
Right 4
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left 5
Right 7
Maximum tibia index
Left 0.97
Right 0.52
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left 3.5
Right 2.4
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 163
Right 117

How the driver-side small overlap front test is conducted

Moderate overlap front

Rating applies to 2015-19 models

Tested vehicle: 2016 Ford F-150 XLT SuperCab 2wd

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.

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

Action shot taken during the Institute's moderate overlap frontal crash test.

The dummy's position in relation to the steering wheel and instrument panel after the crash test indicates that the driver's survival space was maintained very well (Institute test vehicle shown).

In the Institute's test, the dummy's head contacted both the frontal and side curtain airbags and then rebounded against the head restraint, as indicated by smeared greasepaint.

Although intrusion into the driver's space was minimal in both tests, forces on the right lower leg were sufficiently high to indicate the possibility of injuries.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant 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

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted

Side

Rating applies to 2015-19 models

Tested vehicle: 2015 Ford F-150 XLT SuperCab 2wd

The Ford F-150 SuperCab was redesigned for the 2015 model year.

Rating applies to 2015-19 models

Tested vehicle:2015 Ford F-150 XLT SuperCab 2wd

The Ford F-150 SuperCab was redesigned for the 2015 model year.

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

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

View of the vehicle after the crash with the front door 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 curtain airbag.

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

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CES1507
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm) -15.5
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.

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

How the side crash test is conducted

Roof strength

Rating applies to 2015-19 models

Tested vehicle: 2015 Ford F-150 XLT SuperCab 2wd

Overall evaluation
Curb weight 4,596 lbs
Peak force 24,536 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio 5.34

How the roof strength test is conducted

Head restraints & seats

Rating applies to 2015-17 models

Seat type: Power cloth seat

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry
Technical measurements for this test
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

How the head restraint & seat test is conducted

Front crash prevention

System details

  • Optional Collision Warning with Brake Support

Package name

  • Optional Adaptive Cruise Control and Collision Warning with Brake Support

Applies to 2015-17 models

Overall evaluation

  • This system meets the requirements for forward collision warning.
  • Autobrake not available.
Basic
Basic
with optional equipment

How front crash prevention is evaluated