2012 Ford F-150  RealSafeCars75Safety Rating

#4 of 2012 Pickups

#75 of all 2012 vehicles

Pictured: 2018 Ford F-150
The F-150, part of Ford's lineup for decades, is a large pickup with seating up to 6. It handles mud, snow, and sand with ease with optional all-wheel drive (AWD). The F-150 has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2017. The Ford F-150 packs some potency, exceeding the average horsepower for its class. Ford offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.

The 2012 Ford F-150 is below average compared to all vehicles.

Comparison to all vehicles.  This plot shows RSC safety scores on the horizontal axis vs. the number of vehicles with each safety score (depicted by bar height and percentages at the bottom). Colors reflect vehicle safety, ranging from red (not that safe) to green (safer). For reference, a score of 0 implies a 0.15% chance of driver death (13% chance of driver injury) over 15 years, and a score of 100 reflects a 0.016% chance (1.4% chance of driver injury). The 2012 Ford F-150 has a score of 75, implying a 0.048% chance of driver death (4.3% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2012 Ford F-150 has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0481% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.4953%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0481% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.4953% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2012 Ford F-150 is 2% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other pickups, the 2012 Ford F-150 is 12% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

But it is safer than many comparable models.

9733Nissan TitanGMC Sierra 1500Nissan FrontierKia SedonaNissan QuestToyota SiennaDodge Ram 1500Dodge Grand CaravanVolkswagen RoutanFord F-150Chevrolet SilveradoToyota TundraComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2012 Ford F-150 with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 33 to 97. The 2012 Ford F-150 is safer than the 2011 Nissan Titan, the 2012 GMC Sierra 1500, the 2012 Nissan Frontier, the 2012 Kia Sedona, the 2012 Nissan Quest, the 2012 Toyota Tundra, and the 2012 Chevrolet Silverado and less safe than the 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan, the 2012 Dodge Ram 1500, and the 2012 Toyota Sienna.

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