While complete federal crash-test results have not been posted for the entire 2015 F-150 lineup, including F-150 Regular and SuperCab models, the initial rating gives truck buyers a better idea about the safety capabilities of the aluminum-intensive truck.
The initial rating applies to the 2015 F-150 with four full-size doors. The 2015 Ford F-150 is a full-size pickup offered in regular, extended (SuperCab) and crew cab (SuperCrew) body styles.
The 2015 F-150 SuperCrew received five stars in the front and side crash tests and four stars in the rollover crash test.
It is on sale now at Ford dealerships.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has not rated the 2015 F-150.
Standard safety features on the 2015 F-150 include antilock disc brakes, stability and traction control, trailer sway control, front-seat side-impact airbags and full-length side curtain airbags. In the event of a crash, the Sync system can use a paired cell phone to summon help from the authorities.
The 2015 F-150 SuperCrew can be equipped with optional second-row inflatable seatbelts. Other optional F-150 safety equipment includes curve control, adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping and a blind-spot information system.
Edmunds says: Car shoppers should note that the 2015 Chevrolet Silverado earned the top five-star safety rating from NHTSA. The 2015 Nissan Titan has not been rated. The 2015 Ram 1500 and Toyota Tundra earned a four-star overall safety rating.