Both the F-150 Regular Cab and Super Cab join the SuperCrew at the top of NHTSA’s safety scale with five star ratings, up from the previous truck’s four-star overall rating.
Five-stars were handed out in the frontal and side-impact crash tests for all body styles of the truck, while the rollover test garnered a four star result. Ford says that the Super Cab represents about 25 percent of F-150 sales while the Regular Cab represents about five percent of sales
Last parts of that article help to make sense of what factored into them getting the results they did:
The new Ford F-150 uses aluminum body panels, which helped it lose about 700 pounds compared to the last-generation truck, along with three times more adhesive which helps create greater structural strength than welds. The new 2015 Ford F-150 safety ratings are in part the result of a new 12-corner front crush horn that helps dissipate energy in an impact along with 31 other safety related innovations that were introduced on the 2015 truck. Supercomputers were used early in the development process to balance weight savings, durability and crash worthiness to make sure that the truck didn’t lack in any area.