Ford F-150, Nissan Titan and Ram 1500 top IIHS passenger side test

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) recently put 11 trucks through its passenger side small overlap crash test and three trucks came out on top the: Ford F-150, Nissan Titan and Ram 1500.

The F-150, Titan and Ram 1500 all received the highest rating of good, but the F-150 was the top performer. The Honda Ridgeline and Toyota Tacoma earned an acceptable rating. The worst performer was the Toyota Tundra, which received a poor rating.

“We commend Ford, Nissan and Ram for providing state-of-the-art crash protection for both drivers and front passengers of their large pickup models,” says David Zuby, IIHS chief research officer. “As a group, however, the pickup class still has a lot of work to do.”

A small overlap crash occurs when just the front corner of the vehicle strikes another vehicle or an object such as a tree or utility pole.

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