Ford Motor's F-150 Super Cab pickup truck was the only 2016 model large pickup truck to receive a "top safety pick" after new tests by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the agency said on Tuesday.
Two pickups built by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles — the Ram 1500 Quad Cab and the Ram 1500 Crew Cab — received marginal overall ratings for their performance in a test designed to simulate what happens when a vehicle strikes a tree or another vehicle with just the driver's side fender. One model made by General Motors and one made by Toyota Motor also received marginal ratings in the latest round of tests, the IIHS said.
Fiat Chrysler said in a statement its vehicles were designed for "real-world performance and no single test determines overall, real-world vehicle safety. Every FCA U.S. vehicle meets or exceeds all applicable motor-vehicle safety standards."