Automakers advertise these vehicles as “built like a tank, tough and rugged” to give the feeling of invincibility and safety. They can go over the mountains, haul tons of weight, indestructible, etc. Some of those statements are very true and very credible; however, in reality some of them are very, very wrong. Remember, at the end of the day, the most important thing is not the freight you’re hauling; it's the safety of the passengers in the cabin that counts.
Three out of seven large pickup trucks evaluated by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety in a new round of crash tests earn an acceptable or higher rating for occupant protection in a small overlap front crash.
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IIHS evaluated two body styles of each 2016 model-year pickup — crew cab and extended cab. Crew cabs have four full doors and two full rows of seating. Extended cabs have two full front doors, two smaller rear doors and compact second-row seats.