The 2018 Ford F-150 has earned the Top Safety Pick award from the IIHS, but also missed out on the highest honor – Top Safety Pick +.
The 2018 F-150 received the highest possible rating of “good” in all five of the IIHS crashworthiness tests — driver-side small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraints. With the optional front crash prevention system, both the F-150 crew cab and extended cab versions also avoided collisions in IIHS track tests at 12 mph and 25 mph.
Unfortunately the 2018 Ford F-150 missed out on the Top Safety Pick + award, since its headlights were rated as poor. The base halogen headlights offer inadequate inadequate visibility in all scenarios. The optional LED headlights provide somewhat better visibility, but the low beams create excessive glare for oncoming drivers.