2019 Ford Ranger
crew cab recently passed all but one of the IIHS (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety) safety tests with flying colours, narrowly missing out on being crowned a Top Safety Pick.
The redone midsize pickup earned a rating of 'superior' for front crash prevention, and 'good' for five evaluations including driver-side small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraint.
For the passenger-side small overlap front test, however, it earned an 'acceptable' due to forces felt on the right lower leg of the dummy passenger, suggesting potential risk of injury.
Here's what that looks like (note the crowd watching from the back of the room).
With these results, the Ranger SuperCrew still would have earned the Top Safety Pick if it weren't for a 'marginal' in the headlight category bringing it down—even an 'acceptable' would've been enough. Alas, it was not meant to be this year.
It was enough to bring the Ranger up alongside the segment safety leader, the Toyota
Meanwhile, the midsize competition from Chevrolet and GMC – namely the Colorado
– scored 'good' on all of the same five tests as the Ranger, but only 'marginal' on the passenger-side small overlap front test. The two trucks' headlights were ranked as 'poor' and their front crash prevention system as 'basic.'