2021 Ford F-150 Improves Headlights, Gets IIHS Top Safety Pick Award


2021 Ford F-150 Improves Headlights, Gets IIHS Top Safety Pick Award

Automakers covet the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s Top Safety Pick awards, plastering them across advertisements and name-dropping them in TV spots to entice buyers into their latest offerings. While Ford probably doesn’t need any help selling the F-150 pickup truck—already the bestselling vehicle in the United States by a healthy margin—the Blue Oval now has another tool to promote its popular truck, with the IIHS announcing that the 2021 F-150 crew-cab and extended-cab models have received a Top Safety Pick award.

The 2020 F-150 had missed out on the accolade, but changes to the truck’s headlight offerings for 2021 have promoted it to a Top Safety Pick. In order to qualify for a Top Safety Pick, a vehicle has to earn a Good rating in all six of the IIHS crashworthiness tests, as well as come fitted with a front crash prevention system that receives either Advanced or Superior ratings. A vehicle also must be available with at least one Good or Acceptable headlight system. To achieve a Top Safety Pick+ award, however, requires that headlights with a Good or Acceptable rating be standard across all trims, which they aren’t on the 2021 F-150.

For the full story, check out this article from Car And Driver.

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