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October 20, 2017

Ford F-150 Named IIHS Top Safety Pick

Thanks to optional automatic braking, the pickup truck now qualifies for the prestigious award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

September 5, 2017

2017 Ford Focus Hatchback

When testing a fleet vehicle, you first need to determine whether it can fulfill various fleet applications. Next, assess the variables that influence the total cost of ownership, determine safety ratings, and evaluate driver ergonomics.

May 10, 2017

IIHS Tests Show Benefits of Semitrailer Side Underride Guards

Recent crash test results from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety make a case for guards designed to prevent side underride crashes.

February 16, 2017

Honda Ridgeline Earns Top Safety Ratings

The pickup truck, already an IIHS Top Safety Pick+ winner, draws a five-star overall safety score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

January 30, 2017

Ford F-250 Super Duty Crew Cab 4x2 Draws Top Safety Score

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gives the truck model an overall safety rating of five stars — the highest possible score.

April 12, 2016

Video: Ford F-150 Leads Pack in Latest Pickup Crash Tests

IIHS recently conducted a round of crash tests for large pickup trucks, and the results were mostly disappointing except for the Ford F-150 SuperCab.

April 12, 2016

Ford F-150 Excels in Crash Tests

This video from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety summarizes the results of a recent round of crash tests involving large pickup trucks. The Ford F-150 SuperCab was the only model to qualify as a Top Safety Pick, joining the F-150 SuperCrew, when equipped with Ford's optional forward collision warning system. For the full story, click here.

April 11, 2016

F-150 SuperCrew, SuperCab Draw Top Safety Pick

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety names the 2016 Ford F-150 pickup a Top Safety Pick for SuperCrew and SuperCab configurations.

December 14, 2015

NHTSA’s New 5-Star Crash-Test Criteria Will Increase Safety and Acquisition Costs

On Dec. 8, 2015, the U.S. Department of Transportation proposed upgrading the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) 5-Star Safety Rating system for new vehicles by adding new standards for accident-avoidance technology, which will make it much tougher for OEMs to achieve a 5-Star Rating. Without a doubt these safety technologies are beneficial, but they cost money and will also exert upward pressure on new-vehicle acquisition costs. What are the full fleet implications?

August 4, 2015

Ford Upgrading Crashworthiness of 2016 F-150

The 2016 Ford F-150 will offer increased driver crash protection from the 2015 model, after the extended-cab model didn't earn the top safety rating in an insurance industry crash test, a spokesman told Automotive Fleet.

July 30, 2015

Aluminum F-150 Named IIHS Top Pick

Ford's 2015 F-150 crew cab model has been named a Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, while the extended cab model was rated as good by the group.

April 23, 2015

2015 F-150 SuperCab, Regular Cab Ace Crash Tests

The trucks’ newly released NHTSA scores come just one week after the Ford F-150 SuperCrew also drew the best-possible overall rating.

April 15, 2015

2015 Ford F-150 SuperCrew Earns Top Safety Rating

The all-new pickup, featuring a body constructed of military-grade aluminum, aces NHTSA’s frontal and side crash tests and earns an overall 5-Star score.

April 8, 2014

Video: GM Vehicles Top Mid-Size SUV Crash Tests

Of the nine vehicles evaluated, just two – the Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain – score a “good” rating.

March 20, 2014

Video: 2014 Nissan Rogue Earns Top IIHS Safety Score

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gives the newly redesigned crossover the highest possible overall ranking for crashworthiness.

February 17, 2009

NHTSA Crash Standards to Change in 2011-MY

NHTSA's testing and safety criteria for front- and side-impact crashes and rollover resistance have not been substantially revised since the agency started crash testing new models 30 years ago. Recognizing that nine out of 10 vehicles routinely score either four or five stars, NHTSA wants to increase the standards for front- and side-impacts, along with more stringent rollover testing. NHTSA is poised to implement a revised five-star safety rating program starting with 2011 model-year vehicles.

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