2023 Ford F-150  RealSafeCars84Safety Rating

#3 of 2023 Pickups

#69 of all 2023 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. Exceeding the average MPG (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and the carbon footprint. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily handle mud, snow, and sand. Ford offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.

The 2023 Ford F-150 is above 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 2023 Ford F-150 has a score of 84, implying a 0.036% chance of driver death (3.2% chance of injury). If equipped with optional advanced driver safety features, the chance of death falls to 0.031%, and the chance of injury falls to 2.8%.

We estimate that the 2023 Ford F-150 has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0361% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 4.1176%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0361% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 4.1176% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2023 Ford F-150 is 23% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other pickups, the 2023 Ford F-150 is 32% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

2023 Ford F-150 offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 14%.

Active safety features with Ford's Co-Pilot360 can substantially reduce the risks of harm to vehicle occupants by preventing severe accidents. The following active safety system is included even on lower trims/versions of the 2023 Ford F-150: Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking. There are optional safety features on the 2023 Ford F-150 which may add to the cost but should be strongly considered --- Lane Keeping System and BLIS Blind Spot Detection with Cross-Traffic Alert.

Some advanced safety features --- while not cutting edge --- can still improve vehicle safety. Optional Automatic High Beam Headlamps on the 2023 Ford F-150 automatically switches off high beams headlights when another vehicle is nearby. Side mirror turn signals are optional on the Ford F-150. They alert other vehicles of your intention to switch lanes, which allows the other vehicle's driver to prevent an impending accident with you. Optional Adaptive-Pixel LED Headlamps better illuminate the road ahead --- the lights point towards the direction that the vehicle is heading.

But it is about as safe as many comparable models.

9675Dodge Ram 1500C. Silverado 1500 LTDChrysler PacificaToyota TacomaToyota TundraFord F-150Volkswagen AtlasHonda OdysseyV. Atlas Cross SportHonda RidgelineNissan TitanBuick EnclaveComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2023 Ford F-150 with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 75 to 96. The 2023 Ford F-150 is safer than the 2023 Dodge Ram 1500, the 2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTD, the 2023 Chrysler Pacifica, and the 2023 Toyota Tacoma and less safe than the 2023 Nissan Titan, the 2023 Honda Ridgeline, the 2023 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport, the 2023 Honda Odyssey, and the 2023 Volkswagen Atlas. It is about as safe as the 2022 Toyota Tundra and the 2023 Buick Enclave.

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