To best understand the 2021 Ford F-150 safety ratings, it's helpful to look backward and see how recent F-150 iterations are holding up. While alterations are made to the F-150 each year, the 2020 model shares a lot of the same underpinnings as the 2021 version.

So if safety is a priority for you while truck-shopping near Richmond, Mechanicsville, and Ashland, you've come to the right place. We're going to be using statistics from the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) and IIHS (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety) to determine how protective the F-150 is. Also, our Richmond Ford Lincoln staff thought a rundown of some specific features would be helpful!


NHTSA: Ford F-150 Safety Ratings

The 2020 version of the Ford F-150 exceled while going through the battery of tests administered by the NHTSA. The grading system the NHTSA uses is a star-based one, with one star being the lowest grade and five being the highest.

The F-150 impresses right out of the gate with a 5-star overall safety rating. Diving into the specifics of their testing, it's clear the F-150 exceled in every type of test:

  • 5-Star Overall Safety Rating
  • 5-Star Side Crash Rating
  • 5-Star Frontal Crash Rating

IIHS: Ford F-150 Safety Ratings

The IIHS is the other administration to look towards, along with the NHTSA, when trying to determine the overall safety rating of a vehicle like the Ford F-150. For the IIHS, the rating scale ranges from poor, the lowest score, to good, the highest.

When you consider how the 2020 F-150 did, it's safe to assume the 2021 model will keep you well-protected no matter where you happen to be travelling. Here's a few of the prominent scores:

  • Roof strength- good
  • Side- good
  • Moderate overlap front- good
  • Small overlap front (driver-side and passenger-side)- good

2021 Ford F-150 Safety Features and Technologies

Ford has been a standout manufacturer for many years when it comes to driver-assistance technologies. The overarching system found in many Ford vehicles is Ford Co-Pilot360™ and this system extends to the 2021 Ford F-150 as an optional feature, too.

With the advanced Ford Co-Pilot360™ technologies at your disposal, your truck will alert you of potential accidents and even brake for you (Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking) and will also give you a heads-up if someone is driving in your blind spot as you're towing a trailer (BLIS®, Blind Spot Information System, with Trailer Coverage).

A wealth of other available features included in the safety suite are:

  • Lane-Keeping System
  • Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Pro Trailer Backup Assist™
  • Evasive Steering Assist

The 2021 Ford F-150 Offers High-End Safety Ratings

No matter how you slice it, the safety features and overall ratings for the Ford F-150 have been and continue to be stellar. The driver-assistance technologies are advanced, and year-in-and-year-out, the F-150 receives high marks from the IIHS and NHTSA.

To see how all these protective features work in unison, come by Richmond Ford Lincoln. We can get you onto the streets around Richmond, Mechanicsville, and Ashland easily!

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