2016 Ford F-150  RealSafeCars74Safety Rating

#6 of 2016 Pickups

#103 of all 2016 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. Exceeding the average MPG (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and the carbon footprint. The Ford F-150 has some real zest, surpassing typical 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 2016 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 2016 Ford F-150 has a score of 74, implying a 0.05% chance of driver death (4.4% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2016 Ford F-150 has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0496% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.6688%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0496% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.6688% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2016 Ford F-150 is 3% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other pickups, the 2016 Ford F-150 is 11% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

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And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

8670Toyota TacomaFord F-150GMC Sierra 1500Dodge Grand CaravanC. Town and CountryChevrolet SilveradoGMC AcadiaFord ExplorerChevrolet TraverseToyota TundraKia SedonaDodge Ram 1500Comparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2016 Ford F-150 with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 70 to 86. The 2016 Ford F-150 is less safe than the 2016 Dodge Grand Caravan, the 2016 Chrysler Town and Country, the 2016 Chevrolet Silverado, the 2016 Dodge Ram 1500, the 2016 Kia Sedona, the 2016 Toyota Tundra, the 2016 Chevrolet Traverse, the 2016 Ford Explorer, and the 2016 GMC Acadia. It is about as safe as the 2016 Toyota Tacoma and the 2016 GMC Sierra 1500.

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