European and American governing bodies made car manufacturers produce safe cars. New machines truly are the safest they can be but even in this day and age some vehicles still cannot provide enough protection in case of a crash. At the latest set of crash testing conducted in the USA by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), pick-up trucks, namely the Chevrolet Silverado/GMC Sierra 1500 Double Cab, the Silverado/Sierra 1500 Crew Cab, the Toyota Tundra Double Cab and CrewMax, the Ram 1500 Quad and Crew Cabs, and the Ford F-150 SuperCab, were not exactly perfect. The only one that was awarded the mark Good was the Ford F-150 SuperCab. Now, the others, with the mark Acceptable, are not actually unsafe, but they lack some structural improvements and some technology that would make them as safe as any other smaller car.
Nevertheless, the fact is that only one 2016 truck received top pick by the IIHS, which is a bit disappointing. However, these results are promising because only a few years back, the European EuroNCAP tested popular European pick-up trucks and all of them failed miserably. Now, however, safety is going up and we can expect trucks to be as safe as their more luxurious counterparts in a few year’s time. Obviously, Ford proved that it can be done.
Tags: IIHS, Safety, Safety Pick