Truck is a 'Top Safety Pick' when equipped with a forward collision warning system.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has revealed the 2016 Ford F-150 is the only pickup truck it tested to be awarded an overall Good rating.

The latest round of testing saw the agency crash extended and crew cab versions of the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 / GMC Sierra 1500, Ford F-150, Ram 1500, and Toyota Tundra

The results were a bit of a mixed bag as the small overlap front crash tests revealed a number of models only receive a Marginal rating. These include Tundra CrewMax, Silverado 1500 / Sierra 1500 Crew Cab, and both versions of the Ram 1500.

Extended cab pickups did noticeably better as the Tundra Double Cab and Silverado / Sierra Double Cabs received an Acceptable rating. 

The real standout was the F-150 SuperCab, which received the highest rating of Good for all of the institute's crash tests. It was also the only pickup tested to have a Good rating in the lower leg and foot injury category. As a result, the F-150 is a "Top Safety Pick" when equipped with an optional forward collision warning system. That warning system helps it earn a Basic evaluation for front crash protection, but isn't strong enough to garner the advanced or superior rating it would need to earn the even more prestigious "Top Safety Pick+" designation.

Since all trucks besides the F-150 received a Poor rating in the lower leg and foot injury category, the IIHS is encouraging manufacturers to redesign their pickups to resist "intrusion in the lower occupant compartment to safeguard people from serious leg and foot injuries that might require months of rehabilitation."

Source: IIHS

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