The all-electric F-150 Lightning has a targeted EPA-estimated range of 300 miles, zero emissions, and available Ford Intelligent Backup Power. - Photo: Ford

The all-electric F-150 Lightning has a targeted EPA-estimated range of 300 miles, zero emissions, and available Ford Intelligent Backup Power.

Photo: Ford

A number of MY-2022 pickups have been selected to be tested for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA) 5-Star Safety Ratings program.

The pickup trucks selected for testing include the F-150 Lightning BEV (Super Crew), F-250 Super Cab, Maverick HEV, Ranger Super Cab, Nissan Frontier Crew Cab, and Toyota Tundra.

The overall list of vehicles selected represent approximately 86% of the new vehicle fleet.

“NHTSA’s rigorous testing system enables people to make informed safety decisions when it comes to purchasing a vehicle,” said Dr. Steven Cliff, NHTSA’s acting administrator. “With nine electric vehicle models on this year’s testing list, NHTSA will be able to provide even more safety information about the vehicles in demand.”

NHTSA crash tests new vehicles and rates them on how well they protect occupants in frontal, side, and rollover crashes. Results from these tests are compiled into a rating of 1 to 5 stars, with 5 stars being the highest rating.

The vehicle safety ratings are displayed on the Monroney label, or window sticker, of new cars, and manufacturers routinely use them in their advertising. 

The Toyota Tundra and Hyundai Santa Cruz are also on NHTSA's list of vehicles that will be tested to verify the performance of certain advanced driver assistance systems. The technologies that will be evaluated are lane departure warning, forward collision warning, crash imminent braking, and dynamic brake support.

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