Buy a car
from the safety of your home.
Connect with our dealer and finance partners through our site and ask for details regarding their at-home car buying services.
  • Video car tours
  • E-transaction: complete paperwork online
  • Vehicle home delivery
  • Enhanced vehicle sanitization

Ford F-150, Toyota Tundra Get Top Marks In Rollover Protection

May 12, 2011
2011 Toyota Tundra Angular Front Exterior View

2011 Toyota Tundra Angular Front Exterior View

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has released its first ratings for large pickups in its rollover-related roof-strength test, and both the 2011 Ford F-150 and 2011 Toyota Tundra have earned top 'good' ratings.

The roof-strength test measures the force that can be sustained by the roof—over a specific area of the roof around the driver's head—before it deforms give inches, then compares that force to the overall weight of the vehicle, as a ratio. Vehicles that can sustain more than four times their weight earn the top 'good' rating.

In the tests, the Tundra withstood 4.5 times its weight, while the F-150 could withstand 4.7 times its weight.

Three other full-size trucks, the 2011 Nissan Titan, 2011 Chevrolet Silverado, and 2011 Dodge Ram, didn't fare nearly as well; while the Titan earned an 'acceptable' rating, the Silverado (and its sibling, the 2011 GMC Sierra) and the 2011 Ram were given a 'marginal' rating—indicating a higher chance of severe injury or fatality if

For the 2011 Ford F-150, it's noted that the results apply to models made after February 2011, as Ford had made some structural improvements.

Both the 2011 F-150 and Tundra also earn the IIHS Top Safety Pick accolade with thes test results, as they already have top ratings in the safety Institute's frontal, side, and rear test categories.


The Car Connection
See the winners »
The Car Connection
Commenting is closed for this article
Ratings and Reviews
Rate and review your car for The Car Connection
Review your car
The Car Connection Daily Headlines
I agree to receive emails from The Car Connection. I understand that I can unsubscribe at any time. Privacy Policy.
Thank you! Please check your email for confirmation.