Ford has 11 vehicles in the U.S. that have earned Top Safety Picks
The 2011 Ford F-150 SuperCrew is building on Ford’s safety leadership by earning a Top Safety Pick rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).
Ford now has 11 vehicles on the road in the U.S. that have earned Top Safety Picks, which adds to its leading number of top U.S. safety ratings. To earn a Top Safety Pick, a vehicle must receive a rating of “good” in offset frontal-, side- and rear-impact tests and the new roof strength evaluation, as well as offer electronic stability control.
“Safety ratings are important markers customers can use to evaluate vehicles, so we are proud Ford has the most top U.S. safety ratings of any automaker ever,” said Sue Cischke, Ford group vice president of Sustainability, Environment and Safety Engineering. “The F-150’s innovative safety technologies and this new Top Safety Pick award further demonstrate Ford’s commitment to safety.”
New safety features for the 2011 Ford F-150 include a seat-integrated shoulder belt for the front middle seat and a head restraint for the second-row middle seat. The F-150’s standard safety features include an advanced safety structure with high-strength steel and six standard airbags.
Other standard Ford F-150 safety features include:
Dual-stage airbags for driver and front passenger
Safety Canopy side curtain airbags
Front seat-mounted side airbags
AdvanceTrac with RSC (Roll Stability Control)
Four-wheel ABS brakes
SOS Post Crash Alert System
Trailer sway control
Other Ford Motor Company vehicles that have earned a Top Safety Pick rating include:
2011 Ford Edge
2011 Ford Explorer
2011 Ford Taurus
2011 Ford Fusion
2011 Ford Fiesta
2011 Ford Flex
2011 Lincoln MKS
2011 Lincoln MKT
2011 Lincoln MKX
2011 Lincoln MKZ
The F-Series was the best-selling truck in America for the 34th year in a row and the best-selling vehicle – car or truck – for the 29th year in a row.
This year, in the GCC, F-Series trucks sold 150 per cent more than they did in the period between January 1 and April 30, 2010, as customers and businesses realise the unbeatable combination of fuel economy, capability, power and value that make the F-Series the undisputed leader.