2018 Ford F-150  RealSafeCars75Safety Rating

#4 of 2018 Pickups

#99 of all 2018 vehicles


The F-150, part of Ford's lineup for decades, is a large pickup with seating up to 6. Having better than average EPA (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and pollution. The F-150 has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2017. The Ford F-150 has some real zest, surpassing typical horsepower for its class. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it handles mud, snow, and sand with ease. Ford offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2018 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 2018 Ford F-150 has a score of 75, implying a 0.049% chance of driver death (4.4% chance of injury). If equipped with optional advanced driver safety features, the chance of death falls to 0.042%, and the chance of injury falls to 3.8%.

We estimate that the 2018 Ford F-150 has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0491% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.6081%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0491% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.6081% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2018 Ford F-150 is 2% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other pickups, the 2018 Ford F-150 is 12% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

2018 Ford F-150 offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 14%.


And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

9368GMC Sierra 1500Ford F-150Chevrolet TraverseDodge Grand CaravanChrysler PacificaVolkswagen AtlasToyota TundraNissan TitanKia SedonaFord ExplorerChevrolet SilveradoToyota TacomaComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2018 Ford F-150 with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 68 to 93. The 2018 Ford F-150 is less safe than the 2018 Dodge Grand Caravan, the 2018 Chrysler Pacifica, the 2018 Toyota Tacoma, the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado, the 2018 Ford Explorer, the 2018 Kia Sedona, the 2018 Nissan Titan, the 2018 Toyota Tundra, and the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas. It is about as safe as the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse.

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