The combination still earned the F-150, which is the best-selling vehicle in America, a Top Safety Pick ranking. "Consumers who wondered whether the aluminum-body F-150 would be as crashworthy as its steel-body predecessor can consider that question answered," says David Zuby, IIHS chief research officer.
Audi Q5 Audi. With strong crash-test performance and an optional crash prevention system, this midsize luxury SUV gets the maximum Top Safety Pick Plus rating. In the small overlap test, the Q5 did a good job of protecting the driver and indicated a low risk of any injuries in such a crash.
Nissan Murano John Murphy, John Murphy Photography. This midsize SUV not only got good crash-test ratings. IIHS singled out its automatic braking system for performing particularly well in tests. That got the Murano a Top Safety Pick Plus. In the small overlap test, the Murano protected the driver's seat dummy well and indicated a low risk of serious injuries in such a crash. Reviewers praise the redesigned 2015 Murano for is nimble handling and comfortable ride.