WASHINGTON — Three of the four full-size pickups evaluated by the U.S. Insurance Institute for Highway Safety earned "poor" ratings in an updated crash test that now considers back seat safety.
The 2023 Ford F-150, Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and Ram 1500 crew cab pickups were rated "poor" in the institute's revised moderate overlap front crash test, with only the 2023 Toyota Tundra crew cab earning a "marginal" rating.
However, in the institute's updated side crash test, three of the four full-size pickups — the F-150, Ram 1500 and Tundra — all received "good" ratings. The Silverado earned an "acceptable" rating.
"Like most other vehicle classes, large pickups don't perform as well in the new moderate overlap evaluation as they do in the updated side test, which is now a requirement for our Top Safety Pick awards," IIHS President David Harkey said in a statement.