2019 Ford Ranger Performs Well in IIHS Crash Safety Tests [Video Inside]

The 2019 Ford Ranger performed admirably in the latest Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) crash test evaluations, earning a good rating in 4 out of 5 crashworthiness tests.

The new Ranger earned a good rating for driver-side small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraint tests. The only category it fell short in was in the passenger-side small overlap front test for which it earned an “acceptable” rating. In that test, the passenger’s survival space was maintained reasonably well but forces on the right lower leg indicated a risk of injury.

The pickup comes with a standard front crash prevention system that earns a superior rating in IIHS tests. It avoided a collision in the 12 mph test and reduced its speed by an average of 24 mph in the 25 mph test. The system has a forward collision warning component that meets the criteria set by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.