Ford F-150 Named Top Safety Pick
MAY
12

The 2011 Ford F-150 SuperCrew has been crowned a Top Safety Pick from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Do you realize how stoked we are about that? It means Ford now has 11 vehicles on the road in the U.S. with an IIHS Top Safety Pick rating: 2011 models of the Explorer, Edge, Fusion, Fiesta (for those built after July 2010), Flex and Taurus as well as the Lincoln MKS, MKT, MKX (built after February 2011) and MKZ. Pardon us while we gloat for a moment.

To earn a Top Safety Pick ranking from the IIHS, there are a few requirements. A vehicle must offer electronic stability control. (Done.) It must also have a rating of “good” in offset frontal-, side- and rear-impact crash tests and roof-strength evaluations. (Done, done, done and done.) The F-150 ranking is applicable for those built after February 2011.

To boot, new safety features for the F-150 include a seat-integrated shoulder belt for the front middle seat and a head restraint for the second-row middle seat.

“Safety ratings are important markers customers can use to evaluate vehicles, so we are proud Ford has the most top U.S. safety ratings of any automaker ever,” said Sue Cischke, Ford Group Vice President of Sustainability, Environment and Safety Engineering. “The F-150’s innovative safety technologies and this new Top Safety Pick award further demonstrate Ford’s commitment to safety.”

Standard safety features on the 2011 F-150  include an advanced safety structure with high-strength steel, six airbags, AdvanceTrac® with RSC® (Roll Stability Control™), four-wheel ABS brakes, SOS Post Crash Alert System?™, MyKey® and trailer sway control.

By reading this article, you’ve learned this is a vehicle being lauded for its safety technology, but we didn’t put all our eggs in that basket. The F-150 has many other attributes contributing to the reason it has remained the best-selling truck in America for the 34th year in a row (and while we’re bragging, we’ll also throw in best-selling vehicle – car or truck – for the 29th consecutive year). Among them? The very-in-demand fuel-efficient 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine, which continues to be a big hit with consumers.

Advanced technology and safety in a truck that gets the job done – just what you’ve come to expect from the F-Series family of pickups. Click here to find more information about Ford F-150 on ford.com.

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3 year(s) ago via
Julian Andre and top beauty pick
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3 year(s) ago via
Max Rodgers The Tundra got top marks too.. Tundra is just as good.. And it didnt take 30+ years to get it..
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3 year(s) ago via Facebook
Terry Otis Awesome!! Now that IS something to brag about!!!!! Way to go FORD!!
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J.b. Wren How about donating one to me for a patrol vehicle? ......no seriously. How about it? Lol
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Kim Johnson Cream always rises to the top!!!!!
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Andrew McConnell Sad Sad Sad - Not available here 'Australia' for under 100k. So a rip off here. Sad Sad Sad
3 year(s) ago via Facebook
Shane Sherwood If only the hideous large front grill was removed, it might be a good truck
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Suzanne Krueger I LOVE my 2007 F-150 Quad Cab... she is my baby. YAY Ford!
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Kei Yau that's why i just brought one
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Conner Kegler Good choice of cars
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John Wilczynski 2006 Ford F-150 FX 4, 1995 Mustang Cobra R
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Henry Klassen I'm not surprised to hear that. Thats ford for ya! BUILT FORD TOUGH! :)
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Paul Weidner You know it.
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Victor Neves My 2000 F-150 is still getting me where I need to go. I really don't care for the new body style. It's too big and a huge gas guzzler. How about a 25 mile p/gallon 4x4 F-150???? There would be a wating list for months. If you can manufacture a V6, 300hp Mustang getting near 30 M/p/gallon, why stop there??? We need fuel efficient 4x4 trucks.
3 year(s) ago via Facebook
Bryson Antony Cordero I feel so safe In mine!!
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Matt Abrams 07 F150 XLT ftw. love my truck, will say tho my dads 2010 F150 platinum takes the cake tho.
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Carolina Lievanos Luv my F-150!
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Scott Ruckman And no bail out indeed......GO FORD!
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Ruy Cabral de Morais Fantastic.....
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Jeremy L. Logue As a soon to be former gm guy. I'm looking forward to buying not only first Ford, but my first F150.
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Agape' Agbuya I am looking forward to a new Expedition!!!
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Aurelio Cuervo I have an 03 and 07 Explorer. FORD all the way!!! Looking to get me an F-150 or wait and see how the New re-designed Expedition will look like! :)
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John Smith All this and no bailout...
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Shannon Ehlers I crashed my 1997 F150 this winter. I slipped on some ice (my fault) went through a barricade and down a 30 foot embankment into a tree. The truck was a total loss, but I walked away. Thanks to my gaurdian angel and my F150.
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Janet Martin that's b/c Ford is #1.
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Gregory John Grotzke this is AWESOME! we had a 2011 Fusion SEL for a loaner car, for a week. We wanted to trade right there! :)
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Brittney Marie Hornberger No surprise Ford has the Best!!!! N it beats the Rest!!! Love my Ford
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John Tc de Montfort Super!
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Jessica Rudy Wilson Love my F 150, hate the gas prices but love my truck :)
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