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F-150 SuperCrew 5 Stars for Crashing

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has given the 2015 F-150 Super Crew a five star overall crash rating, the highest a vehicle can score. In both the front and side crash tests, the truck received five stars. The rollover test produced four stars, the highest score a pickup truck can receive in that category.

For comparison, the 2015 Chevy Silverado also has a five-star overall rating with a rollover rating of four stars while the Ram 1500 has a four-star overall rating with a four-star frontal crash rating and either a four- or three-star rollover rating depending on body style.
2015 Ford F-150 SuperCrew Earns Five-Star NHTSA Safety Rating AutoGuide.com News



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It's a tank, expected

No need to see video's of impact tests being done!
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The Ford F-150 is a big pickup truck. I would expect it to hold up pretty well in most crash scenarios. I guess the only thing you have to avoid is a full on rollover crash, but even then I guess it does alright.

You can definitely feel safe riding in a full-size pickup truck.
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The Ford F-150 is a big pickup truck. I would expect it to hold up pretty well in most crash scenarios. I guess the only thing you have to avoid is a full on rollover crash, but even then I guess it does alright.

You can definitely feel safe riding in a full-size pickup truck.
Rollovers will be bad indeed but like with any type of situation you find yourself in, in such a big vehicle, you'll be better off than those in smaller ones. Still one step ahead.
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Oh I found these gifs that show how the crash safety for the F-150 works. Enjoy.





How Ford Made Its F-150 Pickup Lighter and Safer Than Ever | WIRED
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I'm curious about the 'crunch horn' as they call it, whats the impact threshold. I'm wondering if a hard enough lick from a pot hole or curb will crunch the front frame rails...

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The automaker’s engineers also looked at the frame of the truck, focusing their efforts on what they call the front crush horn. It’s the chunk of the frame that absorbs force in a frontal crash. It’s crucial, because every bit of force sucked up isn’t applied to the structure that surrounds the occupants. The engine compartment gets crunched so the driver doesn’t.


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If the front frame is designed to take on a full on crash then I'm sure it can handle a pothole or curb. Not sure exactly how much force it is designed to absorb. I'm sure they figure that out in testing, but I'm not sure if it is ever released to the public.
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Crunch horn should also help in saving repair costs when it comes to repairing an F-150 since it could reduce damage to the rest of the frame depending on how bad of an accident the truck is in.
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Crunch horn should also help in saving repair costs when it comes to repairing an F-150 since it could reduce damage to the rest of the frame depending on how bad of an accident the truck is in.
i doubt it, look how it bends all the way up the frame, its designed to distort the truck so you aren't



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