Tough, smart and safe 2019 Ford F-150Edward Green ▼ | March 21, 2019
Tough, smart and capable, Ford F-150 from America’s truck leader enters 2019 with exciting new upgrades.
Cars Range-topping F-150 Limited gets a serious power upgrade
F-150’s Navy Pier interior color scheme changes to Camel Back two-tone. FordPass Connect is now standard for F-150 XLT, while the CD player is deleted. XLT Sport Appearance Package gets new five-inch angular step bars. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has released test results showing that among all light-duty crew cab pickups measured in small overlap front crash testing for both driver and passenger, the 2019 Ford F-150 is the only truck to earn its top-tier good rating in all categories.
Among 11 pickups, F-150 is also on top as the best performer in passenger-side small overlap front crash testing. To manage crash forces in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety small overlap front crash test, Ford created a system of innovations that work together to help achieve this result. These include a patented extruded aluminum roof crossmember and additional frame crossmember that work to improve crash resilience.
A cross-functional group of Ford truck veterans worked thousands of hours to help improve durability, capability, fuel economy and safety for F-150. The team created 31 safety-related innovations including structures that manage crash forces, plus joining methods that were tested virtually with computer simulations then retested in Ford’s advanced laboratories. This accolade follows National Highway Traffic Safety Administration testing that gave F-150 crew cab a five-star overall vehicle score and a five-star rating for driver and passenger for all crash test modes. ■