2017 Ford F-150  RealSafeCars80Safety Rating

#5 of 2017 Pickups

#63 of all 2017 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. The F-150 has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2017. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it bypasses mud and snow with ease. Having better than average EPA (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and pollution. 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 2017 Ford F-150 is 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 2017 Ford F-150 has a score of 80, implying a 0.042% chance of driver death (3.7% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2017 Ford F-150 has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0416% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 4.7552%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0416% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 4.7552% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2017 Ford F-150 is 13% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other pickups, the 2017 Ford F-150 is 25% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

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And it is about as safe as many comparable models.

8671Toyota TacomaGMC Sierra 1500Dodge Grand CaravanChrysler PacificaFord F-150Chevrolet SilveradoFord ExplorerNissan TitanChevrolet TraverseToyota TundraKia SedonaDodge Ram 1500Comparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2017 Ford F-150 with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 71 to 86. The 2017 Ford F-150 is safer than the 2017 Toyota Tacoma and the 2017 GMC Sierra 1500 and less safe than the 2017 Nissan Titan and the 2017 Ford Explorer. It is about as safe as the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica, the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado, and the 2016 Dodge Ram 1500.

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